Happy Friday, Twinkles!
Woohoo~! AKMU is BAAAAAAACCCCCCKKKKKKK!
This dynamic sibling duo is back with their sophomore album that just hit the air waves this past week! And the first song I am featuring for “Friday Fun” is none other than “How People Move,” which has AKMU’s unique signature all over it. From the music to the zany music video, everything seems to scream out, “AKMU is BACK!!!!”
Don’t believe me? Take a look… 😉
Video: Released May 3, 2016, and compliments of Akdong Musician (AKMU) via YouTube
Not only is their music upbeat and joy-inducing, musing about the wonders of humanity and how the human body can move and do all sorts of things, the music video is a vibrant palette of so many elements. Let me just name a few:
The optical illusions of M.C. Escher? Check.
A nod to Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels? Check.
Familiar and “classic” toys and games to recall one’s childhood? Check.
But more than anything else, though, the visible onscreen chemistry of these two siblings is what keeps me coming back for more each time they release a new song. Seriously, how does one possibly resist the irresistible charm of big brother Chan Hyuk teasing his little sister Soo Hyun, who holds her own against his teasing? And that’s only their playfulness. Their musicality is on a level all its own.
So as you listen to their latest song, may you bop around this weekend to the wonders of being human. 🙂 Happy Friday, Twinkles~! I wish you another glorious weekend!
Addendum on May 12, 2016: I just couldn’t resist adding this dance practice video for you to watch. How do these two have so much verve?! Enjoy~! I know I did! 😉