Brown Eyed Girls have made their comeback with Kill Bill, and after a string of underwhelming tracks it finally seems to put them back on top.
The song seems to incorporate different elements from the film this concept was based on, Kill Bill’s RZA produced soundtrack, such as a whistle sound similar to Bernard Herrmann’s Twisted Nerve, but all while still being a glossy k-pop track. The track does feel a little underwhelming upon first listen when compared to previous title tracks like Abracadabra and Sixth Sense, but as a stand alone pop track its pretty solid stuff. It’s less intense and creative as previous title tracks, but still better than what loads of other k-pop artists are putting out in recent months. (Considering the concept Hyori came back with for Monochrome, this sound would have fit in that album flawlessly!)
The video is pretty epic as well. It’s basically the film except cheaper and nonsensical. Granted, the budget is still pretty decent for the video. The plot doesn’t really make sense, but to be fair the plot elements are more there only to set a mood which it does very well. It’s hard to understand mainly because both Jea and Narsha are playing the same character from the film, Elle Driver, while Gain and Miyro are playing the same character as well, The Bride, (with Miyro also taking elements from Elle Driver’s character). I don’t really get why nobody is playing O-Ren Ishii, Vernita Green, Gogo Yubari, or any of the other extremely iconic Kill Bill characters from the film as it would make this video so much more interesting.
The dance scenes actually show the most how budgeted this video is. The dance scenes end up looking cheaper than flop group HAM’s similarly themed So Sexy did, which is kind of alarming. The dance is edgy and sexy, though a bit on the basic side. This is nothing we haven’t seen 100 times before.
There is a fight scene in a trailer (straight from the film) which ends up reminding me of Sugababes About A Girl video which had a similar scene. Both are a bit awkward but interesting to watch.
While not their best comeback, Kill Bill still shows Brown Eyed Girls to be a k-pop force to be reckoned with. They get a solid A+ for effort, though.