Thursday, March 17, 2016
[MV] Red Velvet - One Of These Nights
Pretty colors! Pretty ballad, but a bit underwhelming maybe?
The album is nice. I think most everyone was hoping for it to be more heavy on the R&B slow jam feels... like Be Natural and Automatic. But it's straight ballads, leaning towards the pop side with only a touch of R&B. Interesting.
EDIT: I wondered about the yellow boats, references to water, etc, but didn't dig deeper.
There's a blog post getting a lot of attention now for a detailed breakdown of symbolism in the MV... all related to the Sewol Ferry tragedy.
SM has often inserted larger political or social issues into their MVs/lyrics, sometimes very sloppily (ie. Red Velvet's Happiness), but this one is a fairly respectful tribute.