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Review/thoughts about Big Bang’s ‘Beautiful Hangover’

August 25, 2010

The video for Big Bang’s latest Japanese single, “Beautiful Hangover,” was released yesterday. I actually watched it as soon as I saw it pop up in my YouTube subscription box, but I’m only posting about it now.

Why on earth is G-Dragon so gorgeous? This is the question I kept asking myself while watching this video. No, seriously. He looks AMAZING here (It doesn’t help that when TOP says, “Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful…” GD is staring straight at the camera like “darn straight I am,” lol). While I definitely have a huge leaning toward Taeyang, GD never fails to pull me in with his… I don’t even know what it is. He just is what he is. Let me give three words to each member:

  • G-Dragon: Gorgeous, charismatic, stylish.
  • Taeyang: Adorable, amazing, 멋지닀 (cool).
  • TOP: Hot, fabulous, boy.
  • Daesung: Cute, sweet, lovely.
  • Seungri: Precocious, snarky, sharp.

Some of the really can’t be explained. Just thought you’d like my take on each member? But I’m seriously digressing.

Anyway, I didn’t get the video at first, but the second time around I started picking up on what I thought it could mean. It seems like Daesung is a drug dealer (LOLing forever) who works with/for Seungri. He gives the drug to G-Dragon and Taeyang who both see the same beautiful girl when they take it (I think the girl is real, but she only comes around when they’re drugged). The drug messes them up, but they are so in love with the girl that they keep going for it. Seungri monitors all of the interactions that take place with the girl, and also checks to see that the guys are getting the drugs. At the end of the video Taeyang can’t ~afford~ the drugs or something, so he has to give the girl up to GD. TOP just stands around being sexy as all get out; I don’t know what his purpose is, to be honest. I think he guards the room that they meet the girl in.

If anyone is wondering what’s written on the doors, I’ll put it below:

“(And now here is my secret, a very simple secret) It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“(Life has taught us that) Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The text in parenthesis is from the full quote, but everything outside it is on either of the doors (left and right depends on which direction you’re viewing them from). The person quoted, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, it most famous for writing The Little Prince. Interesting, right? I wonder a little why they added the text, but at least they chose good quotes.

I think this video is AMAZING and I want to watch it over and over. Big Bang’s recent Japanese videos have yet to fail me. I hope that when Big Bang comes back to Korea that they’ll (YG) devote the same attention to quality!

As far as the song goes, I’ve actually been listening to it since the beginning of the month, starting with a rip from a live performance. I don’t think it’s their best song, but it’s really easy to listen to.

What are your thoughts? Did you understand the video? Did you like it?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 31, 2010 3:15 pm

    Thanks to you, I now understand the MV more but I still don’t like it or the song. It’s kind of deep and not obvious which is how Big Bang do it but I’m not too into it.

  2. eiik permalink
    September 11, 2010 3:14 am

    I like it, the melody and the way the song is structured is great as usual.

  3. ~Veronica~ permalink
    September 26, 2010 10:41 pm

    i truly like the song (quality, voices, lyrics, everything!) and the video… though i think the asian videos are kinda weird (for they tell a history that not always match the lyrics), if you think the drug they show is actually love it kinda makes sense… even if it transforms seunri and top roles in a really crepy thing!!!! xDD

  4. Sunrise permalink
    October 13, 2010 2:19 am

    Who is the chick in the vid is she asian I cant tell πŸ™‚

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