GOT7 – TEENAGER
You're probably saying to yourself that these are the same songs found on '7 for 7.' And you'd be right. That's because this repackage is a literal re-packaging. No new songs. No remixes. Just a different presentation. So I'm not going to review the same album I already reviewed previously. If you're interested, you can read the review here.
As you might know by now, they left messages for each other inside the new edition. They reproduced their messages inside the album booklet, and apparently, some of them finished before the others, as a few of them are direct responses. It's cute and heartfelt all at the same time, and you get to know the members even better this way.
So, don't get this for the songs, unless you don't have them already. Get this for the adorable notes that the members wrote. It's probably one of the best presents you'll get.
On the face of it, the MV for "Teenager" seems like just any performance video.
From the beginning, we get a sense that everything is not as it seems, since everything from the individual members to inanimate objects such as a football lose their color and "glitch" into a weird polychromatic version reminiscent of old VHS screwups when the tape wore out. The picture jolts as they dance, the distance from the boys' changes as well. Not only that, but they go from black to white, along with abrupt angle changes.
The boys dance extremely well. The dance sequences are exquisitely synchronized to the beat, the movements both expansive during the smoother parts and bold and sharp other times. They've had some time to refine this -- they're far from rookies, and it shows.
I like the glitch effects -- they turn this from something that could have been pedestrian into an interesting, tightly-controlled mess. But that's the thing -- it's artistic. In the same way, an artist might hurl paint at the canvas for an element of chaos, this principle is applied here. I applaud them for what they've done, as they created something a cut above the standard performance vid.