Stay- M.BLAQ

M.BLAQ seems to have fallen into a rut- too many of their songs lately are about breaking up.

Lyrics: 3/5
The song is a plea for a girl who is walking away to stay. They ask her to both stay with them, and stay in their heart. The girl has been drifting away for a time, and now they are ordering her to come back. They also complain that they can’t forget her and that she’s hurt them. It’s unclear if she has already left or if she is in the process of leaving, they bounce back and forth a bit.
Oh baby stay with me/ stay by my side/ you were my everything/ ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah/ stay in my heart/ oh baby stay together/ only I am looking only at you like this/ i i i i i i i i / stay in my heart

Dance: 3/5
They do the dance well, but it doesn’t really seem to fit with the lyrics… And some members definately don’t seem to be as into it as the others. There also is some fighting between the maknae’s in the back row (Mir and Thunder) as to just how the dance is supposed to go. It needs to be a little more uniform and coordinated.

Story: NA
There is no story, the set is just a dark room, sometimes cement and sometimes steel. It’s a very dark MV and there is a large mechanical heart looking item behind them in several shots.

Other Things
I like that in this MV they put slightly less of a focus on Lee Joon. Thunder and G.O. share the spotlight here, and it’s about time. Nothing against Joon, but it was starting to feel less like a group and more like “Lee Joon featuring M.BLAQ”. I hope they pull other members into the light more and more, Joon could use a break from the camera.

Seungho (the leader) and Thunder win the Worst Hairstyles Competition. Just sayin’

All in all I wasn’t impressed with the MV. It kind of feels like an afterthought put together at the last minute before promotions. It doesn’t really stand out amongst their other MVs and the dance feels like something practiced for only a few days beforehand.

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