Buzz — October 23, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Just Got Skrillex-ed: SHINee’s ‘Everybody’

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For five years, Korean boy group SHINee entertained their fans with their pop tracks, dashed with RnB stylings. Over that period of time, we could always count on Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho and Taemin to appear with their synchronized moves, dimpled cheeks, well-coiffed hair and sartorial get-ups on music videos. This month though, upon the release of their fifth EP Everybody, the boys gave their image an extra kick with the single “Everybody”.

SHINee maintained the hype towards the release of Everybody during the year, releasing tracks like “Dream Girl” and “Why So Serious?” – both energetic dance tracks which showcased the group’s affinity to impressive choreography – despite the lack of member Jonghyun on the latter video due to a car accident that deemed him unable to participate in the group’s activities. They reunited soon enough with “Boys Meet U“, a typical boy band track with a more relaxed version of SHINee – and quite frankly, reminiscent of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” vibe (aka five boys making googly eyes on the camera).

Additionally, SHINee teased their fans with the release of “Symptoms“, a smooth RnB track produced by The Underdogs, a duo better known for their hits: Beyonce’s “Listen”, Chris Brown’s “Turn it Up” and Jordin Sparks’ “No Air”. It reeks of its Western influences, sounding very much like the next Bieber track on his Music Mondays series. However, the release of “Everybody”, a track heavily influenced with today’s EDM trend and a taste of dubstep, proved to be a recharging change for the band.

Donned in white uniform, SHINee attacks the whole video with such gusto: twirls, kicks and jumps in full four minutes and thirty-seven seconds. And don’t think that they can’t perform it live, cause they can – and they do it with the same impressive energy. While dubstep may not be the most agreeable genre for most people, it perfectly works in this case as it balances with the melodic “Everybody, everybody” chorus. Now that K-Pop is catching up with the trend, we won’t be surprised if there would be other bands willing to explore dubstep’s grounds. We won’t mind if SHINee continues on with the path either – especially now that they’ve dipped their toes into the water. 

Listen to SHINee’s EDM-ified track and watch the almost-superhuman performance in the music video:

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