The last time we saw Erik in Chạm Đáy Nỗi Đau, he buzzed off all of his hair in a mental breakdown of epic proportions à la Britney Spears in 2007. But, it looks like Erik has finally gotten his groove back just like how Stella did in that one movie. I hate to see a man down in the dumps, so it's nice to see Erik back full of swagger and confidence. If anything, he may be a little too confident here with his shirt only half-way buttoned and such.
It's quite a turnaround here for Erik. Was he not just getting cucked by some wannabe photographer in Chạm Đáy Nỗi Đau? But in Đừng Có Mơ, Erik is now some big-shot photographer with women draped all over him. Hmm...the cuckee has become the cucker. How times have changed.
Jokes aside, Đừng Có Mơ is a well-put-together MV that is both entertaining to watch and listen to. Composed by Korean Kpop veteran Krazy Park and produced by rising Vietnamese newcomer Masew, Đừng Có Mơ is a song that I can get behind. Sure, the lyrics may be a little repetitive or simplistic for some people; but for me, I mainly care if the lyrics are catchy enough that I can listen to the same song on repeat for hours on end. This is something, in my opinion, that the Kpop industry has figured out how to do well.
More importantly, the music production here is pretty damn impressive. I had my doubts about Masew since he still is a very young and new producer, but Masew is once again re-inventing the Vietnamese sound on the fly. In Đừng Có Mơ, Masew somehow took elements of synthwave and made them work in a very dance heavy pop song. I didn't think you could do that. In my wildest dreams, I would never have dreamt up such a thing.
Has the student become the master here? Masew seems to be operating on his own level right now. It will be interesting to see what other concoctions that he can come up with next and if he can keep up this current hot streak that he has going. Try telling Masew to "đừng có mơ." I bet he won't listen for he is far too busy dreaming up new sounds to integrate into Vpop music.