I really, really wish that I had the talent to put together a whole song and video concept in an evening because I was so inspired by another song and video I had spent the entire day working on. I don’t really operate that way when I’m working on a project, even something I love. I get tired. I demand treats and maybe a drama to watch. Not these men though…nope…they just felt so good about what they were doing, they did it again. This is what makes them successful idols and me a government employee.
This little scenario is apparently how our illustrious leaders from the group Seventeen came up with the song Change Up released on September 24. I’m not going to say that this is the best thing to come out this fall or that it’s even one of my favorite Seventeen songs – it’s not. It’s a really simple song, repetitive, and not super interesting as far as tracks go. The video is really clean and uncomplicated with no choreography or storyline, or much in the way of set production. But these are kinda of the reasons I love it. In a world where groups have a million members (theirs being no exception) and complex concepts for each release or spanning multiple releases, it’s really refreshing to hear a one-off song that’s just good. I don’t have to think too hard about it and I can just enjoy the fun backing track, the two-word chorus, and three stupidly hot guys free-style ‘dancing’ in sweats.
They all sound amazing. This is a threesome I would invest in for the long run if, god forbid, anything were to happen to SVT. S.Coups and Woozi are exactly who they are supposed to be and I love them for it. Hoshi, though, was a surprise for me. I always think of him as a dancer and as someone who is silly and young and delightful…which he is all of those things, but turns out, he also has a fantastic mid-range rap. And he looks good in berets. He continues to reign as my bias in the group.
They aren’t putting out the song as a digital single, despite the deafening whines from fangirls around the world, but they have said that we will understand why in the not too distant future. I choose to trust them and look forward to the long list of releases they have on the docket for the next month or so. I can’t wait to give them my money.
Seventeen, SVT Leaders, Change Up