Four Ladies (4L) "MOVE" MV Review
4L, short for Four Ladies, has proven they are anything but lady-like with their new MV "Move." Drawing a wide range of emotions, it has been described by some as "scandalously sexy" and "disgusting." There are scenes in there in which the ladies are on the ground thrusting their hips in the air, and there's even a lesbian encounter likely used to draw attention, which has members of the LGBT community seeing red.
When I saw the video, my first thought was "meh." Am I medically frigid? Am I a jaded perv? Or perhaps a Vulcan? No, but I know my K-Pop.
The scenes in this video, though intended to be shocking, are nothing new. It's been done and done better, four years ago.
Observe the hip thrust from "Move:"
Then compare and contrast with Miss A's "Bad Girl, Good Girl" hip thrust:
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, don't they? Not convinced yet? Okay, how about that lesbian scene? That's pretty shocking isn't it? Wrong again.
That can be found in Brown Eyed Girls' "Abracadabra"
So what are we left with? Sexy dancing? That's been going on for a long time, too. And nowadays, it's nothing. Basically, the MV is unoriginal.
The sad thing is that it seems like they're trying too hard like Stellar, and with a bunch of recycled pointless concepts, it looks like they will quickly pass into obscurity. Show me interesting chords, complex dance moves, awesome vocal power, cool special effects; this was a quick trick to rack up some quick views, but it's hardly an inspirational debut.
The song itself deserves something a little better; it has some interesting mediterranean chords in there. A higher-quality MV could have been shot in Tuscany to match the song and vibe. At least green-screen them in if you can't afford to go. Better luck next MV, ladies.