Đông Nhi has a new MV out for her song My Sunshine (aka her Hello Yellow Sunsilk collaboration song). What a surprise...Đông Nhi is out promoting another corporate brand. What else is new? For me, My Sunshine is just another song that reinforces my love–hate relationship that I have with Đông Nhi. A part of me hates the fact that Đông Nhi puts out such simplistic pop songs. Yet, I have to admit that My Sunshine is an extremely catchy song. Sometimes My Sunshine just randomly pops up into my head, and I end up hating myself for singing it.
My Sunshine's catchiness and simplicity has made it an extremely popular cover song. My Sunshine was one of those songs that I couldn't escape this summer. Everyone was posting covers of themselves singing it. It was madness! Now that the My Sunshine hype train has gradually slowed down, I think I will finally be able to get it out of my head.
Close To Me (Lại Gần Em) is another song/MV that really played with my emotions this summer. I love uptempo dance-style pop songs, so the intro to the MV had me hyped. Cinderella! Cinderella! Cinderella! Then they pulled a switch-a-roo. WTF?! How are you going change the song to a lovey-dovey pop ballad song at the last second? It's like when a DJ plays only the intro to your favorite song at an EDM festival only to switch songs when the drop comes. I hate that shit! No matter how good the follow-up song is, I end up hating it because it's not what I was expecting.
Close To Me is an okay song. I probably would have liked it better if it wasn't for the bait-and-switch in the beginning. If you want to tease a new song, then do it at the end and not at the beginning. Else, it just makes people feel cheated and bitter. Also, I still can't decide if I like Hoàng Yến Chibi as an artist. Her voice is a little too cutesy and childlike for my taste, but I generally enjoy her style of music.
I can't decide if My Rules (Luật Của Em) by Trương Quỳnh Anh is pure comedic gold or just pure trash. Sometimes there are movies that are so bad that it makes them good. With My Rules, I can't help but laugh at the downright cheesiness of the whole video. I mean, really? How stereotypical can you get? If you ever wondered if Asian people can be racist against other Asians, the answer is yes! Even with all the flaws that are evident in this MV, there's a part of me that actually enjoys it. For instance, I found listening to Trương Quỳnh Anh rattle off luxury name brands in Engrish to be oddly satisfying.
All these recent Vpop MVs have me questioning my sanity. Did I take the blue pill, or did I take the red pill? What is life? I don't know what to think anymore. Can I even trust myself to tell what is good from what is bad? Maybe, I just have to accept the fact that I like listening to bad pop music from time to time (e.g. Rebecca Black's Friday). All these mixed emotions -- they have me so confused!