MVOTD: Shinhwa

Shinhwa, a popular boy band close to the beginning of the Hallyu (Korean) Wave, is back. That's right, it's a real comeback. Instead of just calling it a comeback as most groups do, Shinhwa is actually making a comeback. It's a real shocker.

Here is Hero, an old song of theirs.

And here is Venus, the new release.

I don't know about you, but for me there were some surprises. The first was that some of them look like they haven't aged since 2005...and it's been seven years! The second surprise was the female back-up dancers feeling them up. That was both awkward and usually reserved for live shows (where it is still awkward). The third surprise, is that they, Shinhwa are wearing heels. Most male groups wear lifts instead because they don't want to admit to wearing heels. The last and final surprise: the woman they are pursuing is caucasian. Caucasian women are never the love interest in Kpop music videos. Shinhwa has really thrown convention out the door with this one. The question is, is that a good thing or a bad thing?