PSYchotropic: 6 Kpop Songs for Melting the Brain
Narsha – Bbi Ri Bba Bba
Talk about alienating your audience.
What teen girl in Korea would copy the moves from a video so gothic and so Shamanic that I’m surprised it wasn’t banned by the Korean Censorship Bores? And why’s she dressed like Mary Magdalene at one point? And is that menstrual blood flooding the whole of her dress? It doesn’t matter, cos the tune’s great anyway.
Brown Eyed Girls – Sign
After every good trip, the comedown awaits, and here we have Narsha’s posse Brown Eyed Girls reinventing the ballad with Sign. It begins deceptively with a little piano and melodrama, but what kind of love song employs the kind of android schizophrenic used on Daft Punk’s Technologic [MV] to comment on proceedings, before infecting the designated Rap Girl on the bridge so she sounds like she’s half brat, and half modem dial-up?
The video is Oldboy meets The Prestige, and it’s not everyday you get to make statements like that. Dot dot dot dot dot!