So I’m kind of conflicted on SHINee’s music video for their song “AMIGO”.
The overall outdated feeling of the video makes it humorous, in a good way. Looking back, it’s funny to see Taemin’s old haircut and SHINee dancing like beasts in funky sweaters. Another amusing aspect of this MV is that SHINee (five strong and capable guys) chases the backstabbing beast who stole their heart (a lone girl). And they don’t catch her until she’s cornered on the top of a building. Hm.
The song isn’t bad either. It’s something I can listen to while I workout. If you didn’t already know this, they’re not referring to the Spanish “Amigo”, (as in, friend) but utilizing “AMIGO” as an acronym for the Korean phrase “Areumdaun Minyeorueljoahamyeon Gosaenghanda” (meaning: Heart Aches When You Fall In Love With a Beauty).
But the best part of this video (and the hottest part) is, in my opinion, Key. It may be just be my inner-fanboy speaking, but he exudes a charisma and confidence that isn’t shown by the other members. All of them are attractive, actually, despite how old this video is – possibly because they look more natural?
Back to Key. Although the way he enunciates “sexy” and his body language as he says it in the video seems more like a “oh no you didn’t girlfriend” type of thing, it’s still… sexy. And his rap is smoking too. This song exemplifies why SM should let Key rap more, as he packs quite a punch and would offer more variety alongside Minho.
Now that I think of it, why would anyone sane run away from SHINee? No wonder that girl had the impetuousness to steal Minho’s heart. She’s crazy.