Sunday, June 8, 2014

[MV Review] Jiyeon - Never Ever (1 Min 1 Sec)



The Cyclops Overlord has graced all of the members in the Cult of Cyclops with a fantastic song and MV.



This shit has been my jam since it came out and I have been regularly listening to it...practicing my Korean listening comprehension. Yes, let's go with that.

Duble Sidekick struck gold with another song, going with a mid-tempo and lyrical beat to match Jiyeon's airy voice. I was worried at the beginning when I heard the beat in the teaser since Jiyeon doesn't have Soyeon's pipes as I was expecting the song to have a slower beat. On the other hand, Jiyeon's voice doesn't really fit the fast-paced beats of T-ara's tracks, as it's almost impossible for me to even recognize her in any T-ara title track (and I have listened to T-ara's tracks hundreds of times each over the years). I think Duble Sidekick found the right beat and pace to accentuate what Jiyeon has instead of trying to cover it up.

I liked the MV a lot, too. Aside from the Cyclops Overlord being really hot, I liked how the MV portrayed Jiyeon's psychological state with the jerky frame rate. Okay, the main reason why I liked the MV is because Jiyeon is hot.


The lyrics are good in this song, a step above the usual "let's repeat this phrase a lot and not even try on the verses." However, what confuses me is that the song is about Jiyeon not being able to forget the man that she loves/loved. With Jiyeon doing all of this sexy dancing, the song should have been about how the dude will never forget Jiyeon, because I sure as hell wouldn't be able to.

To top everything off, Jiyeon shows her determination and attempts to out-do Hwayoung's nip slip with a pussy slip.




20 comments:

  1. So glad I found someone who loves the song as much as I do. It appears everyone is complaining about it. The song was the shit (in a good way) and the MV was brilliant.

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  2. I'll never get the hype of the song here. One part of her dance (the one where she lifts the back of her clothes up behind) is SUPER AWKWARD. Song is also meh at best.

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  3. Everything about Jiyeon is sexy. Especially her expressive eyes. I also like the pelvic dance part, making me addicted to her.

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  4. Can't get into Never Ever either. No blame on the Overlord what so ever. But the 3rd track 꼭두각시 has been my jam for the last week. That slight progression in vocal volume and exertion just does it for me.

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  5. there's so much amazing going on in this whole production that i really, really wish jiyeon was a good enough singer for it

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    1. I know I'm not the only one who noticed Jiyeon trying to out-do Hwayoung in that last gif lol.

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    2. I for one am in favor of this new labia liberation.

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  7. She's hot, but the song is too slow. The best way for me to watch the video is on mute.

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  8. So disappointed at the song. It felt like a total Sistar19 "Gone Not Around" knockoff.

    I'll agree with the video being awesome, though. It was actually interesting, and Jiyeon looked great as usual.

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  9. not the first time she's flashed too much at a camera tbf

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  10. The live performance was better than the MV... that mirror trick... wow...

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  11. I don't like the song, but then again there is mute button.

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  12. I've tried to like this song, but it's just so bland. "Cherry Blossom Road" and "Marionette", the other two tracks from Jiyeon's mini-album, are much better songs. Also, I fail to understand why Core Contents Media made Jiyeon lose 5 kg for this music video.

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    1. Because CCM is CCM and it uh... iunno, makes it look like she's making an effort at being efforter?
      Can't really answer much though.

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