I heard the song when it came out, but I have yet to watch the music video. I've heard it's bad, but I just hope it isn't so bad that I have to write a fanfic describing how bad it is like I had to with IGAB.
I feel cheated after watching this music video. Fuck you, SM. You delayed and delayed this music video...for this result? Go suck a walrus dick, you fucking douchebags. This is almost as bad as Obsidian developing South Park: The Stick of Truth for over ten years just for the game to be 10 hours long (and that's the main reason I didn't go out and buy the game today.) We waited all this time for a disjointed, haphazard MV with terrible editing. What makes the experience worse is that this should have been one of SNSD's best MVs, not just in Korea, but overall. The eight girls and the lone orc warrior look amazing in this music video, but the quality of it is so bad that I thought I was watching it 144p in certain instances. I went to check the video quality and it was in 480p (for some reason, since YT videos never load all the way, it just sucks trying to watch MVs in 1080p, so I stick to 480p just so the fucker will load faster.) I honestly thought I was watching something from the 80s.
It just sucks that I'll never be able to fully enjoy watching this MV, despite how great YoonSic look in the MV. (In fact, like I mentioned earlier, everyone looks good, which is pretty rare. Usually someone like Sunny or Hyoyeon will be trolled or Tiffany will be looking like shit since she has this "I'm shitting all over everyone" and "I'm resembling Park Bom" cycle going on from time to time.)
Watching this MV is like getting a blowjob from Han Ye Seul while licking Shindong's asshole after he had bloody diarrhea. Is it worth torturing yourself just to enjoy something else? That is essentially what everyone has to ask themselves when they watch this MV. "Do I find the members hot enough to watch this MV even though the editing is so bad that even CCM's music video editors could laugh at the quality of Mr. Mr.'s music video?"
As for the song itself, it sounds like a track that didn't make it onto f(x)'s Pink Tape. After deciding what to do with the song after Pink Tape was released, I'm assuming the conversation was similar to this in SM's council room.
Exec #1: "Well, since we didn't put this on Pink Tape, what should we do with this song?"
Exec #2: "How about we give it to BoA and just use it as an album track?"
Exec #3: "BoA will be busy releasing music in Japan, alongside with filming movies in Korea. We can't sit on this song until 2015."
SNSD's Manager: "How about giving the song to SNSD? I mean, it's way better than The Boys and I Got A Boy."
Exec #1: "That's not a bad idea. A B-side f(x) track is better than just about everything SNSD has released in the past few years in Korea, so we really have nothing to lose."
I like the song, as I've been listening to it over and over while writing this review. It is nothing revolutionary, but after trying to be revolutionary with their past two Korean title tracks and failing miserably, I'll take a safe track that doesn't go anywhere over a song that tries to do too much and fails at everything it intended to do. The instrumental feels pretty static, and I feel a bit let down that there's no bridge, just a forced in dance break to make Hyoyeon's fans happy.
When it comes to singing, I like it because it isn't overly cutesy as it has been in some of their Korean title tracks, and the complete lack of 'rapping' makes it feel like a godsend. The fact that Tiffany doesn't vocally masturbate in this song is simply gold to me, because she's almost as bad as Bom when it comes to "Oh hey you UCAADs, listen to me strain for some notes that I can't comfortably hit."
In the end, it's a really safe track for SNSD, but one they really needed after two disasters. It's just a shame that the shitty music video ruins everything, considering how good the members look. It's like trying to enjoy a censored Japanese porno: only the most dedicated and hardcore will be able to enjoy the experience, but the majority of us will give up part way. Hopefully SM rectifies this by releasing a new music video, but I'm not counting on it.