Last December, rumors of idol group SS501 getting back together surfaced, after the members met in Japan for a 10th anniversary celebration.
Although nothing has been confirmed yet, we’re taking a look at one of their most powerful tracks, ‘Fighter‘ from their album ‘Snow Prince.’ Check it out below!
SS501 ‘Fighter’ MV:
The track dropped on 10 December 2005, under DSP Media (then known as DSP Entertainment). In the song’s beginning, the verses and the introduction sound like a head-banger. Interestingly, the chorus is much softer and more melodic, similar to tracks found in dramas or animes.
It reflects the influences they drew from, and the time where that particular style of music was popular. There is a heavy rock influence, which is very reminiscent of 80s western rock artists like Bon Jovi, and AC/DC.
Accompanied by a fierce MV, this concept may have been inspiration for songs like BTS’ ‘Danger’ and B.A.P‘s ‘One Shot‘. Check out the MVs below!
BTS ‘Danger’ MV:
B.A.P ‘One Shot’ MV:
There is also a sense of building, like the song is leading up to a big climax, especially in the chorus. The dramatic way that the violins are played reflect a rising determination to overcome whatever obstacle they might be facing.
Although the dance break isn’t as intense or complex as current idol groups with similar concepts, the performance is clean and powerful. Stylistically, the members are dressed in leather jackets and dark pants, with gold accents. Other scene cuts include them with tape around their hands, and a punching bag hanging from the ceiling. It carries a heavy grunge bad-boy influence, which was likely in trend at that time.
Let us know in the comments what you thought about this ‘old school’ bop!
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Written by: Shyuen
Edited by Narelle