On September 7th, TAEMIN released the MV for the title track ‘Criminal’. The song comes off the soloist’s 3rd full album, ‘Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 1’. Check out the MV down below!
TAEMIN ‘CRIMINAL’ MV:
The song’s lyrics depict a destructive relationship. No matter how much of a criminal someone is and how much they hurt you, they fall back through their irresistible charms. Listening to the track, throbbing synths back the song through its dark seductive sound. Ad-libs during the final refrain also add more power to the track.
Moving onto the MV, the video focuses heavily on the choreography for the song. We first see the singer with backup dancers; their hands are tied up together as if handcuffed as a criminal. The routine moves through various sets and outfits. These include one where the singer wears a sparkly fish net top with metal squares on the sleeves, and another wearing a white button down shirt with a leather shoulder accessory to give a contrasting but cleaner look. The dance itself is gentle yet powerful, almost animalistic in a way that the singer moves around smoothly and instinctively.
This 3rd full album, ‘Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 1’ contains nine tracks including the previously released single, ‘2 Kids’ back in August this year. This album is going to be followed up with an ‘Act 2’ sometime later. Furthermore, this comeback marks his first full album in a year and ten months, as his last full album was back in November 2018 with his self-titled Japanese album.
TAEMIN‘s ‘Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 1’ is available now.
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Written by Derek
Edited by Lindsay