As if there would be any doubt I’d choose INFINITE’s new song as my Song of the Week! They are my ultimate bias group, after all!
INFINITE’s new MV, Last Romeo, dropped last night and their full album, Season 2, arrived with it!
And INFINITE has indeed arrived–just as powerful as ever!
Even though I saw the teaser for the MV a few days ago, and it was again conveniently placed before the actual song itself on the MV, I was not prepared for this MV!
Oh my goodness! In the first 10 seconds of the video, I witnessed a double dose of heaven! A Myungsoo smirk and a Sunggyu neck stroke! What?!
The other boys didn’t disappoint either. Clad in three different looks, each boy looked the best I’ve ever seen them.
As for the plot of the MV, I don’t really know. I mean, Woohyun is the lead in the MV (Romeo?) and he’s trying to reach his girl (Juliet?), who may or may not be dead or a figment of his imagination.
And then Woohyun free falls from heaven (?), from a library explosion (?), and falls to earth (?), to hell (?), into the depths of his madness (?). Or something. See?
But the plot isn’t as important to me as the choreography. And I can’t wait for an all-dance version of the MV!
There is no denying that the choreo is definitely INFINITE. Powerful, dramatic, precise, synchronized.
I see homages to Before the Dawn, The Chaser, Destiny and Man In Love in their new choreo, and I love the familiarity. It feels like home. This is the INFINITE I know and love.
But the kicker for me was Myungsoo! Aagh! My boy was front and center for a good 15 seconds towards the end. That is a feat in a group with seven members who all dance great! I was so proud of him!
As for the song itself, it’s kind of a grown-up version of what an INFINITE song normally is. It still has ’80s flavor, but instead of the Duran Duran synths or New Order twangy guitar, it’s more Phil Collins brass section. And that drum riff right at the start startled the bejeebus out of me!
Last Romeo actually didn’t start sounding like INFINITE to me until the violins came in towards the end. I’m not sure this song will ever be on heavy rotation for me, but it’s nice hearing more Myungsoo than I’m accustomed to.
I’m looking forward to hearing their full album to see if there are any songs in the mode of Destiny or The Chaser. I need me a powerful, sexy INFINITE song.
Here’s the official MV for your viewing pleasure. And don’t forget to support INFINITE by buying their album, here.
What did you think of the video and song? Are you excited for INFINITE’s comeback? Let me know below!