PSYchotropic: 6 Kpop Songs for Melting the Brain
Super Junior – Mr. Simple
If horny monkeys ever escaped on roller skates to invade one of those seedy Korean ‘booking’ clubs, then this would be their party-cock anthem.
The song is as simple as it sounds, and yet it isn’t, bursting as it does with synths, vocoder and multiple break-downs to batter down the senses. What I’ll never understand though is the intro to the video, which is a really melancholic jazz plea that’s more Mr. Suicidal than Mr. Simple. Are the boys saying that behind every mean and moody looking individual there’s a rampaging party monster ready to do the do once he’s seduced you with his Edward from Twilight act? Fuck knowz.
2NE1 – Fire
Speed bikes and lasers. Giant playing cards. Hindu gods. Four snotty ragamuffins spawn a swaggering earworm and a half. I like how they style these girls to look as angular and as ball-busting as possible. 2NE1 are the only Jokers in a rather homogenic pack of cards I feel.