Super Junior, as a whole, isn’t known for being one of SM Town‘s talented assests. They look good, perform well, but in k-pop, that’s the bar to entry. Except for individual members, the singing sucks and the dancing leaves much to be desired. Every once in a while, though, they surprise me.
Last year’s “Superman” and “Close Your Mouth” were two releases that I liked, and their recent side project – Donghae & Eunhyuk – is another. Apparently, the parts of SuJu are better than the whole. “OPPA, OPPA” is a neo-disco track that’s all fun. It’s bright, it’s energetic, and like any catchy pop song, its hook has dug its way into my brain like a bad virus.
Granted, Donghae and Eunhyuk can’t sing, but with Peter & One Sky from One Way (and subsequently their own side project D2O) on the writing credits, and the charmingly hilarious, Shindong-directed MV, do they really need to?
“OPPA, OPPA” is an old song in more ways than one, but you’ll find me walking in step to it on the street.
SUPER JUNIOR Donghae & Eunhyuk
Directed by Shindong ℗ S.M.Entertainment