written by: NaRae
The boys of B.A.P have found their niche in the music scene. So far, with their title tracks “Warrior” and “Power,” they’ve managed to find their own distinctive style. For rookies, they can carry their songs exceptionally well, which makes their performances all the more enjoyable. Because no matter how great the song is, if you can’t make it your own, then it’s somewhat of a flop…
I had listened to the track before I watched the MV, and admittedly, I didn’t quite like it because it felt like it lacked the “umph” factor. But then that bomb of a MV happened…
The MV Definitely conveys the “power” of the song — aggressive and strong. It’s amazing. Nothing much to complain about except for the water-splashing scenes…they feel rather extra, as they don’t connect with the rest of the MV. I believe they were added for the sake of “fangirls love seeing me wet.” I admit that water plus hot men is super sexy, but those scenes didn’t deliver; I did not have an urge to jump on them. Maybe the scenes are too short for me to truly appreciate their oozing sexiness
Now to the spray cans – why are they dancing with them? For all I know, they weren’t shooting an AXE commercial… Can someone please answer this mind boggling question?!
Growling has become B.A.P’s forte. Sexy growling at its best! The track becomes very addictive after playing it a few times. You can’t help but to repeat the song on your iPod or even in your head. I am not happy with Zelo’s rap section, considering that it’s the reincarnation of the one in “Warrior.” Boy can rap, so why you no give me an actual new rap???!!!!
Honestly if you look at the overall structure of the song, it is a carbon copy of Warrior. Intro, verse, bridge, chorus are very similar. So Power is a ripoff an offspring of Warrior. I am trying hard not to complain because it is a great song. But if B.A.P continues to release similar title songs in the future, that could pose a problem.
Again, sticking to the fierce image. With Warrior, you have stomping, now with Power, you have kicks. The dance steps aren’t the most difficult ones we’ve seen in the kpop scene. Some of them look like stretches that I do when I hit the gym. The kicks can be exhausting to perform, but otherwise the footwork is very straightforward. There’s nothing complex about each step. However when put together, the choreo blew my mind. So clean and precise.
Charismatic live performances (DaeHyun can finally manage to hit those notes), kickass choreography and addictive chorus. What more can I ask for except for the new rap for Zelo?