This MV has one of my absolutely favorite shots ever, so I’m happy to review it ^_^
The song has a very old feel (by that I mean 1980s) with the rhythm and pace (and hair). The lyrics are a reaction to being left by a woman they loved greatly, though not so much as a sad reflection, but rather an angry one, repeatedly calling the girl a “Bad woman” for what they did. Eventually the song takes a new direction, with the singer admitting he is a “Bad man” for not seeing it, and finally moving on to erase the memory from their minds. It is a powerful song with the lead singer hits perfectly.
“As if I was a person who didn’t know/ as if nothing had ever happened/ If we erase it all, what can I do?/ I loved only you/ you’re a bad woman/ you’re a bad woman/ in a guy’s heart, in a guy’s eyes/ are you the reason of the tears?/ you’re a bad woman/ you’re a bad woman/ I loved you/ I didn’t have anyone but you/ leaving me at the end/ you’re a bad woman”
FT Island is not a dance group- they play their own instruments with a lead singer who takes care of the vocals.
There are some story-type shots, but mostly shots of members each holding a girl who appears to have lost interest, though they seek to keep them together. The one story scene features the lead singer (Hongki) fighting with his girlfriend after he tries to kiss her. She throws makeup at him and shouts at him, ending with him just staring at her and crying. Hongki, who debuted as an actor long before he became a singer, has a good pose and looks very emotional, but it doesn’t fit with the earlier fight scene, it just looks like they told him to strike a pose.
The song is excellent and the expressions are good and focused, but between takes they do not always remain consistent (like the sudden somber expression after the fighting scene). This follows back to my original complaint- I wish the other members appeared more in group shots and not individually looking miserable.
Other Interesting Things
Like I said earlier, my FAVORITE shots are in this MV. Namely the “group” shots, where each member is in a white box which are swinging as a pendulum on a black stage with a little backlighting. It looks awesome and gives a great feel to the MV. My only complaint is that the order of the boxes never changes, and the camera does not go past Hongki in the first box, so you cannot see the other members. I wish there had been some variety there.
The style of this MV seems to have been present time as far as clothing and such, except for the lead singer. His style makes the MV look almost like one from the 1980s (feathery hair alert!). This is not a good or bad thing in my opinion, it’s just a fact.
This MV was also guitarist Seunghyun’s first in the group (a previous member quit due to musical differences). They only show him closely at the end of the MV, the other shots are all far to the side, holding most of the focus on Hongki, with the leader, alternate guitarist, and drummer (who I think was there the least) getting next to no face time. Again, a greater mix of shots focusing more equally on all the members would have been nice.