On July 5th, boy group SF9 came back with the music video to their title track, ‘Tear Drop’. The track comes along with their simultaneously released 9th mini album of the same name.
This comeback marks their first Korean release since their special album, ‘Special History Book’ back in October last year. The year has been about exposure for the FNC Entertainment group, participating in the Mnet survival show ‘Kingdom: Legendary War’ which completed airing in June. Performing show-stopping stages, this mini album has become a comeback with their best 1st day album sales. Selling over 81,000 copies, it almost doubles their previous bet with the aforementioned October special album selling around 43,000 shipments. Furthermore, this EP also stands for the end of the boy group’s ‘9lory’ album series. Constantly straying away from what fate has decided, it showed the group’s confidence to make their own path to success.
Check out the music video down below!
SF9 ‘TEAR DROP’ MV:
The lyrics talk about a relationship on the verge of break-up; that as one tries to salvage the connection through waiting, they know it is over. Instrumentally, the minimalism of the dance song makes greater focus of the beats that are used. With the bass based off a UK Garage style beat, the small electronic flourishes create a contemporary listen. Similarly, the vocals and raps here are smooth, relaxed to suit the selective and subdued nature of the tune.
Watching the MV, we see the group posing still in an empty concrete block filled set. Wearing head to toe black against a black and white filter gives the initial scene the sense of luxury but also emptiness which coincides with the theme of the track. Throughout the music video, we see close-ups of each of the 9 members mostly contained within cube shaped sets. From single gold chandeliers and delicate flower arrangements, the sparsely placed or identical props within each otherwise black set add to the beauty f the video. The other motif worth mentioning is the stones that fall around the nonet during their choreography scenes. Symbolizing tear drops, they evoke the heaviness of such a feeling in a relationship. Speaking of which, the dance routine as expected from the 5 year old group is extremely clean. Following its minimalism, the devil is in the detail with this dance as the members pull off the refined choreography effortlessly.
SF9‘s 9th mini album, ‘Turn Over’, featuring the identically named title track is available now!
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Written by Derek