Not your typical song, but after watching the music video, you'll never forget what it was like to be a chaperone before. It's cra...
Not your typical song, but after watching the music video, you'll never forget what it was like to be a chaperone before. It's crazy how a few K-pop music videos get it right, despite being such a visual genre with random seductive closeups, dazzling bizarre costumes, abruptly put-together plot, and, of course, the weirdest hairstyles ever. Many times, a brilliant song has been let down by a bad video. But I'm happy to say that "Wedding Dress" would go down in history as the total opposite. I still tell my non-K-pop friends about this album, because the infectious R&B melody combined with a smattering of beautifully positioned ad-libs and vocal layering makes for a brilliant first experience of the genre. The song is still one of the few precious jewels in K-pop, but Taeyang's sincere delivery and emotions elevate it even further.
The song's intro begins with a lovely piano solo, followed by electronic beats and drums. The tinkling of the piano floats softly in the background without overpowering Taeyang's vocals as the intro fades out and Taeyang's voice takes center stage. Taeyang's voice is the sole anchor of the song, aided by the repetitive drum rhythm, and his tender execution encourages the listener to be fully absorbed in the song. The album "Wedding Dress" is a perfect example of how a song can flow. The shifts and dance breaks come together like a puzzle from the verses to the chorus. The pieces fall into place flawlessly, and before you know it, you're pressing the replay button once more. It creates a lot to perfection by depicting a strong freestyle technique that is so distinctive. His dances blend in well with the drum rhythms, and he beautifully demonstrates that he's one of K-best pop's performers. The dance is a good fit for the song's overarching meaning and music, as it depicts a man beating himself up for losing his chance to profess his love.
Furthermore, the seamless, straightforward style is a far cry from Big Bang's outrageous outfits, in the best possible way. Taeyang is dressed simply in black and white, as if portraying the pure love of a child next door, with no frills or cosmetics to detract from the song's stripped-down and raw essence. Indeed, elegance is found in simplicity. The decision to focus on the plot rather than the dance scenes is likely what lifted this music video to legendary status. When music videos were still shot in box sets of clichéd boy-meets-girl plots, "Wedding Dress" defied standards by telling a relatable and powerful tale. The first half of the video proved to be a traditional tale about best friends who became lovers. He is constantly seen with the female lead, and it is clear that Taeyang treats her as more than just a companion. And, just as you think Taeyang has a happy ending in store, the previous scenes surprise us by unveiling the lurking mutual best friend who beats Taeyang.
Though viewers around the world cheer on Taeyang to fight for the bride, he honorably puts his friends' happiness ahead of his and is unfortunately relegated to the position of best man at their wedding. Even if Taeyang isn't the best actor in the world, his lingering touches and lovelorn gazes expressed his excruciating unrequited love, and within those few minutes, all of our hearts were broken with him.
While many famous songs go viral thanks to gimmicks like funny dance steps or catchy one-liners, "Wedding Dress" soared above them. Its performance can't be credited to a single dance routine or lyric. Rather, it's the whole kit – from the music and lyrics to the MV and choreography – that has been so well-received.
It'll be remembered as one of the best K-pop songs of all time, a masterpiece.
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