상상은 여권이 필요없는 여행이다
Leessang, “Turn Off the TV”
I feel a little nervous making this my first post because it’s, like… old and stuff. But everything in medias res. This song was also apparently banned by all TV and radio broadcasters because of its explicitly sexual content, and we LOVE banned things. This is reflected by their occasional tongue-in-cheek scenes in the mv, some of which made me literally chuckle quietly under my breath.
I have to admit that I am typically not a huge fan of Leessang. Gil’s voice just not do it for me most of the time. TV를 껐네 is honestly the first time I was not put off by his voice. This new-found attraction was most definitely aided by the fact that Leessang recruited some great talent for this song: Tasha and Kwon Jongyeol from 10cm, a personal favorite group of mine.
It was also aided by the fact that the MV is not only amusing, but also enjoyably creative, with a strong resemblance to the music video for “Her Morning Elegance” by Oren Lavie. I was also slightly struck by its similarity to the MV for Jong Jinwoon’s “지금이 아니면,” which was released shortly after TV를 껐네, particularly the scene where he dives into the ocean.