Release date: August 6, 2021
Total runtime: 3:18
Recommended for: Monster mash! Nah. It’s for those who like obscure homages to movies.
Not recommended for: Those who want a plot to go with the music video. You won’t find it.
Lee Sunmi is back with her new album, 1/6, and with it comes the title track: “You Can’t Sit with Us”.
You Can’t Sit with Us Review:
The song starts off with a simple beat reminiscent of the 1980s arcade games. There are elements of a synth, soft piano, and an even softer acoustic guitar. That all fades away when the music builds up. Throughout the entire song, the crystal-sounding bells remain.
In an unsuspecting move, Sunmi shows off her falsetto and it’s beautiful. That’s something that could be utilised more, instead of her random swearing.
Then, to top it all off, Sunmi throws in a rap that’s entirely in English. It’s a little disconcerting, though. Focused more on attitude than substance.
The lyrics of the song are more fitting of a teenager breaking up with her boo for the umpteenth time. Not something you’d expect for a mature woman like Sunmi to sing about.
The dance doesn’t fair much better when it comes to age. It’s a cute little hip point dance that Sunmi just seems to be too old for.
The music video makes less sense than Sunmi’s sudden interest in recreating teenage movies.
Sunmi looks good in all of her outfits and glitter. The props team really outdid themselves.
Aside from that, it looks like a low budget b-movie, right down to the slow-mo kung-fu action scene. Perhaps it’s a little tongue-in-cheek from Sunmi.
The bottom line is that there’s just too much going on to make any proper sense of it all.
Some questions that were raised but never answered:
- Why did the guy propose?
- Why were there cops at the end?
- Why was no one watching the register?
All something to think about.
It’s a fun little video that’s not meant to be taken seriously. The melody and instrumental are nice, but the lyrics are confused about the audience.
- Sunmi participated in the song writing.
- It is rather catchy…
- The song goes nowhere.
- The music video goes nowhere.