New K-Pop groups making their debut this week include Red square;; The quintet is the first group of girls to debut under a new agency About entertainmentthat launched in March. From her debut single album Prequel, "Colourfull" manages to fascinate herself with – or maybe because of – the confusion surrounding her debut.
Most members of Redsquare are debuts from C9 entertainment& # 39; S Nice day. After a lackluster debut – possibly partly explained by K-Pop's move away from the girl next door aesthetic to the currently popular girl crush concept – the group was disbanded and five of the members joined the slimmer – if still cute – septet Cignature under the daughter label of C9 J9 entertainment.
It has been confirmed that four of the remaining members have now made their debut on Redsquare. fifth member Lina also joins the group after releasing "Do I Feel" as a solo singer Blenn (not to be confused with the eponymous K indie singer) with About Entertainment earlier this year.
Since most, if not all, of the members had previously been exposed to the public, it is surprising to see that About insists on covering up Redsquares faces for the entire MV for "Colourfull".
Redsquare defies the expectation of focusing on these familiar faces and leaves room for intrigue even in the swamp of confusion. If I want to see the faces of the members, I can look up the teaser pictures on the About website and on social media. But the stylized blurring of the eyes and mouth of the members as well as the pretty blindfolds only contribute to the overall aesthetic of the girlish sophistication.
The importance of makeup may feel like an aggressively simplistic idea to show the worst case femininity, and at best an ode to feminism at the surface level. Nevertheless, it works as a frame device for the MV and as a metaphor for the girl crush concept. The members clean themselves while trying on and blushing lipsticks, but also select color fields, work through the formulas and create the products themselves. This gives the decision to keep the "Colourfull" MV faceless even more weight and focuses more the processes involved in using makeup rather than how to wear it.
This duality is also symbolized by the soft white outfits that are worn at the beginning of their manufacturing process and symbolize innocence. In these shots, the members are surrounded by plants and keep fruits. When we move away from the more traditional portrayal of femininity, members successfully complete their makeup line in increasingly synthetic sets, the later maturity of which is symbolized by classy black outfits.
The makeup frame device also allows the color red to play a prominent role, although other colors flash continuously. Redsquare, like its members, operates a color system for its members Red velvet, Loona, Rainbow and many more before (and after) them (they also have symbols, but one thing at a time). Just like any good debut single, these colors are introduced in an opening song that vaguely recalls something Mikaand set up the hard percussion from which the vocals and synthesizers stand out:
I can be pink, I can be purple
I can be green, I can be brown
I can be blue, I can be yellow
I can be red, yes, I am colorful
When we replace Rapper ChaeA's gold with yellow, all colors are considered … except brown, which leads us to the most fascinating and confusing part of this debut – Song heejin.
Heejin was the leader of Good Day and provides backing vocals for "Colourfull". Your other job lately has been to be part of the production team Ong SeongwuLayers first solo mini album under the name Solsire (쏠시 레). Since she's currently wearing a blonde bob, many fans believe she looks like one of the girls in the MV, even though she's a vocalist Ari also has short hair (albeit brown). In addition, none of the close-ups show anyone with such short hair. All we get are silhouetted dance recordings and a look at the 1:58 mark.
This casts the hiding of faces in a darker light, as if About Entertainment wanted to try to disguise last-minute changes in the cast.
Some people believe that Heejin is now an ex-member; Some believe that she was never in the group. others hope that she will join the group later. The inclusion of a red cube with a missing corner may indicate that the latter is occurring. However, she is not listed as an artist on the About Entertainment website.
"Colourfull" successfully introduces the group with a usable song that generously covers Redsquares girl crush approach with just enough bubblegum pop to avoid whiplash. But if that's not your cup of tea, the case of Schrödinger's girl group member may be enough to spark your interest.
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