The retro theme is popping off these days in Vietnam. With the new Ngô Thanh Vân movie Cô Ba Sài Gòn coming out next month, retro fashion is definitely trending upwards. Retro themed MVs have been a staple of the Kpop industry for a while now. If you're a South Korean girl group, then it's almost a given that you're going to do a retro themed song at some point in time. Because Lip B is a girl group geared towards young Kpop fans IMO, it is only natural that they would release a retro themed MV eventually.
Anh Ơi Anh À, or AOAA (not to be confused with the Kpop girl group AOA), is Lip B's latest MV. Like Roly Poly by Kpop girl group T-ara, AOAA utilizes a 1970's discotheque theme. Kpopified Vietnamese pop music isn't my favorite thing in the world, but I get it. That's what the kids like, and you gotta give the people what they want.
What's funny to me is that Lip B is in this weird position in which they are going to be criticized no matter what they do. They are in a "damn if you do and damn if you don't" position. People will complain that Kpop is so much better than Vpop, but then some of these same people will once again complain Lip B is too similar to Kpop when they release songs like this one. WTF?! Make up your mind! Do you, or do you not like Kpop songs?
Honestly, the people who complain that this MV is too similar to Roly Poly need to grow up because they don't know what they are talking about. Sure, both songs share the same retro disco theme, but that is about it. If the best comparison that you can come up with is Roly Poly, then you probably didn't even listen to the song. If I was going to compare AOAA to another well-known pop song, I would compare it to Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry. Am I right, or am I right here? I guess dealing with Kpop fanaticism is the price that Lip B has to pay in order to make it big as a Vietnamese girl group in today's Kpop dominated world.