After an excruciating two-week hiatus, SPEED came back earlier this month with "Look At Me Now." It's the first SPEED song I've liked. In fact, I enjoy it so much I've crossed over into obsessed territory, but I digress.
The video for "Look At Me Now" is bare bones. There is no plot, no cute closeups, no star cameos. From what I can tell, CCM's investment in this video involved dropping the group in a desert and calling it a day.
Will dance for ride back to Seoul
And yet, it's still more interesting than the typical in-a-box kpop video. The change of scenery really helps. Plot or not, real backgrounds will always be more interesting.
Sorry, Naeun :(
I hope the use of real locations continues. In case CCM runs low on ideas, I've compiled a list of places they can drop SPEED for their next video:*
At a nice sunny park
At the Penis Park
At a local sporting event
At the zoo
Um, you might want to move to your right, boys ...
Under the sea
On the moon
This gives a whole new meaning to moonwalking.
At the dump
The possibilities are endless. Best of all, these ideas can be easily adapted to most kpop groups. Take note, entertainment companies.
* Yeah, yeah, I realize I didn't include all the members in the photos, but it was hard finding a good closeup of the group in that video. And I included the best member, so fuck off with your judgments.
** Also, I left one out originally, so there's an extra one now.