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[Song & MV Review] Henry & Soyu - 'Runnin'

By eric_r_wirsing   Sunday, October 23, 2016   15,949   2,353   1
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HENRY, SOYU – RUNNIN'


Track List:

1. Runnin'
2. Runnin' (inst.)



Super Junior-M's Henry and SISTAR's Soyu team up for the digital single "Runnin'." The track is part of 'SM Station,' SM Entertainment's digital music project. SM has released 1 track every week as part of a year-long project to showcase their own stable as well as artists from other labels.

It's a sweet duet, and the overall effect is beautiful. They're perfectly in time, as their vocals ride the wave of music adroitly. He's a gifted singer, with soft high tones that mesh nicely with Soyu's breathy vocals, and the whole package ends up sounding sweet. It's a catchy, laid-back R&B groove, and it's perfect music for chillaxing.



It's not the best Station release I've heard as I feel the R&B schtick is a bit overdone. I've heard some pretty unique compositions as part of that project, and I was hoping for something more unique or unusual. As it was, it's a pretty song, and worth picking up if you're a fan of either artist -- or both, for that matter.

MV REVIEW



The MV opens with Henry on KakaoTalk, presumably making plans with Soyu. After doing this, he's not one to sit idle, so he dances. In his apartment. In the empty cafe. The vantage point changes and we see her strolling in, headed towards a seated Henry.

Except we don't see her. At all. It's Henry's party here, and it's all him. Not like I'm stuck on Soyu, but the artists should at least appear in their own MV.



Now Henry's not a bad dancer, but his pink eyeshadow was a bit distracting. Not to mention I was hoping to catch a glimpse of her getting ready for a date as well, but no such luck. I would have preferred a funny montage or a split panel view. As it was, it started to get repetitive. I found myself getting impatient and checking the running time.

Which is bad. An MV shouldn't find me bored, but this one did. It was okay, really, but nothing to write home about.

Score


MV Relevance.......7
MV Production......6
MV Concept..........6


Songwriting..........7
Composition.........7
Impression............6


OVERALL............6.5


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    thefabcat92 Monday, October 24, 2016

    yeah. totally agree with this review. the song is OK, but the MV, i waited for soyou like the whole mv and she didn't come out. quite disappointed.

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