In a span of a week, YGE released three solo MVs of BIGBANG members. With Ringa Linga, Taeyang shows that he’s still good at his genre, while G-Dragon came up with a smart and stylish MV Who You. However, it’s Doom Dada by TOP that excited me the most. We had been waiting for his solo material since 2010, and when the weird teaser photo was released, we were ecstatic. TOP finally came out from the cave to prove that Doom Dada is worth the long wait.
One thing to note is the MV helps me enjoy the song. When I first heard Doom Dada, I thought TOP was too big for the song. I always admire his amazing rap-skill and rough voice, and it seemed to me that the music couldn’t contain the greatness of Choi Seunghyun. Somehow it’s too ‘plain’ for a YGE production. But when the song is combined with the visualization, the result is fantastic.
Doom Dada is similar with Turn It Up, maybe the ‘tribal’ drum sound (I’m sorry I couldn’t find another word to describe it). Still, Doom Dada is exciting for its arrogant lyric and super fast part, which is particularly my favourite bit from the song. The MV is visually fascinating too, showing TOP riding an artificial zebra, doing acrobat on a motorcycle, sporting a Dali-inspired moustache and just looking gorgeous as he always does. I enjoy the quirkiness of the MV without finding out what the message it wants deliver. Yet TOP stated that there’s a statement behind the peculiar MV. For example, it turns out the annoying creepy baby symbolizes the crying generation. Sounds clever to me!
TOP could just stand there and charm us, but to me he’s the most mesmerizing when he’s on stage. Just watch him performing Doom Dada at MAMA 2013 and I’m sure many would agree with me. Thus, we demand a full album from TOP, and that’s an order, YGE.