It’s been five years since Seungri released ‘Let’s Talk About Love‘, but ‘The Great Seungri‘ and title track ‘1, 2, 3‘ has been worth the wait.
‘1, 2, 3‘ bursts with energy and delivers the BIGBANG maknae doing what he does best – being the enigmatic, charismatic showman! He goes full-on retro with both the sound of the track and the look of the accompanying music video.
The guitar driven track is buoyed up by the hand-clap beat which serves to strengthen the 1950’s aesthetic, while the percussion elements add to the vibrancy of the song. Seungri takes the song up a whole other level with his effortless and confident swagger and overflowing charisma. This track is fun and he wants us to all join in.
The song was produced by Seungri with in-house YG Entertainment producer Teddy, while co-composed by the pair with Seo Won Jin and 24.
Fitting with the throwback vibe of the song, the music video for ‘1, 2, 3‘ is full of nods to the 1950s, featuring jukeboxes, throwback arcade games, vintage cars, and outfits that look like they could appear in a remake of Grease. Plot wise, Seungri is seen trying to win the attentions of a beautiful woman, cheered on by his posse of friends and dancers. Things seem to end with him jumping on stage to perform the song and then dancing with the girl, but a last minute twist reveals it’s all been in his head.
Check out Seungri in ‘1, 2, 3’
During an album release press conference in Seoul on Friday, Seungri stated that he recognizes he works better while working in a group but opted to return with new solo music to fill the ‘void’ that fans feel with BIGBANG’s four other members currently enlisted in South Korea’s military.
What do you think of Seungri‘s new title track, ‘1, 2, 3‘? Do you like the 1950’s inspired music video? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Written and edited by Narelle