TVXQ! – Catch Me
The long-awaited comeback of TVXQ! has finally arrived. This time around, the duo release Catch Me, the title track from their latest album. It’s a shock of a song that’s all hard beats and electricity… literally.
The video is what we’ve come to expect from the group — hard, sharp choreography, stunning set work, and really dramatic angles. The dubstep breakdown to accentuate the choreography is everything you’d imagine the music to be — all stacatto and hard angles. Of course, we get Changmin’s irrational range and Yunho’s superior mastery of the choreography. We also get semi-ridiculous costumes and pretty badass background dancers. There’s an industrial setting, sterile colors… and water… lots of water that dances and moves in accordance to the movement of our men.
It’s a good video. A good song. A good concept. It’s just… good. There’s nothing groundbreaking about it. Nothing we’ve not come to expect. In fact, it’s EVERYTHING we’ve come to expect from the group. That may be a problem for many, but it will sit rather comfortably with others. The obvious maturity of the group keeps them still miles ahead of their juniors. It would be nice, however, if we got something a little… different every once in a while. All that to say, yes, I’m rather looking forward to their album (sixth overall, second as a duo). I’m hoping we get a bit more diversity and get to see more of their vocal maturity and writing skills.
For the record, I was expecting something a little different, given the fierce-ass promo shots (umm… dobermans and suits… yeah, unconscionable badassery). But I’m not exactly disappointed. Slightly underwhelmed, but still proud of the pair of them.
Catch Me was released today at noon, Seoul time.