상상은 여권이 필요없는 여행이다
Untouchable, “Call Me (feat. Andrew Choi)”
This song’s message is pretty painful to hear; it’s a guy who seems just about as perfect as could be, giving his girl lots of space and letting her live as she likes, simply requesting that she contact him occasionally. He doesn’t want to imprison her, he only wants her to reciprocate some of her feelings. But it’s fairly apparent that she takes advantage of this attitude, and the video reinforces this by showing the girl to be unfaithful.
Despite this depressing message, though, I thought the video delivery was very well done. It slowly took me by surprise. It’s not actually one take, but it gives off that feeling as it continuously circles around in place to capture various scenes. It also utilized mixed media by incorporating text, graphics, and still frames, as well as embedding secondary video. This diversity makes the video subtly dynamic, and successfully drew me in.
I find the song itself very, very catchy, but like the music video its catchiness slowly took me by surprise. When I initially (and somewhat randomly) clicked on the YouTube link, I thought the R&B piano was pleasant and the rap had a good flow, but the song itself didn’t really stick out. When I got to the end of the first chorus, though, I thought, “I’ve heard this song before…” and recognized it as something I had previously heard on Soul NB. I remembered that I had thought it was a decent song, and although I didn’t have enough interest to justify looking it up at that time, apparently it stuck out enough for me to recognize it after having heard it only once. Then the next day I caught myself singing, “그래, 그래, 그래, 그래,” and realized the song had lodged itself in my brain. Well played, Untouchable.