When SHINee first released ‘Lucifer‘, I swear a fangirl invaded my thinking because I was off the walls-crazy for it. It’s without a doubt one of the song of 2010. But I had a hunch SME was going to shatter the perfect vision I had of these boys with their repackaged album. They had perfect material on their 4th full album and I had my fingers crossed they’d promote something else from it. That ‘Quasimodo‘ song would have been a more than acceptable follow-up ballad, or even ‘WOWOWOW,’ you know to kick it like the old days.
But true to my instincts, SME did the predictable and catapulted SHINee to the land of cute, where unicorns roam and the meadows are green. You can hear their vocals in ‘Hello’ and Taemin sounds particularly incredible in it, but the song is too repetitive, shouted and trying just a little too hard to be both cute and manly in the same breath.
There’s glitter sparkling at the end of this video, for crying out loud.
What bothers me even more is how extremely joyful they appear in this MV (teaser) when the song itself was obviously composed by nothing more than lazy songwriters. Repeating ‘hello’ more than a hundred times isn’t flying in my book.
This is one of my favorite boy bands, guys, and that’s precisely why I’m rejecting this repackaged album right here, right now. To hell with this song AND the other two. Lazy, lazy work from SME. smh.