Don’t Look At Me Like That

‘ve been pretty out-of-touch with Korean pop these days … but decided to spend time to listen to this song because the MV just dropped today & I’m a fan of Ji Eun! Strongly recommending this song – it’s so powerful & the lyrics are like, WHOA. Really worth the listen! English subbed lyrics are captioned in this version of the video already (: The melody of the song is nothing too strong, but full of emotions & what-nots.

“Don’t Look at Me Like That” has a rather controversial, experimental lyrics about love between the same sex, different races, different ages, and other possibly prejudiced and stereotyped relationships. This is a supposed taboo topic in society, but definitely gaining more recognition these days. Just like what the lyrics intend to convey, non-mainstream relationships shouldn’t be looked down upon because it ultimately boils down to each individual. & I think it’s really, really important to respect every single person in society, without looking down on them just because they might be “different”. After all, who are we to discern what’s the supposed norm in society? Majority doesn’t always win.

I’ve seen many different interpretations of the music video, & many make sense in their own ways. To me, the MV is really deep/meaningful, with it being in monochromatic colors till the very end, portraying the title of “difference” that she supposedly represents. With everyone else wearing masks as though this is a masquerade, it shows the falseness or pretense, where people in society generally wear masks to cover their true intentions, but at the same time judging others with their own eyes through the masks they are wearing. Moreover, having Ji Eun chained up throughout the entire MV till the very end – where she finally manages to break free from the chains. The chains properly represent the burden from society with their judging eyes, and all the hateful stereotypes/comments. It’s so heartening when she finally manages to break free eventually, despite at the expense of hurting others (aka society) ultimately. Such a simple set-up for the music video, yet with a deeper meaning embedded within, such a powerful song :’)

I’m glad that Song Ji Eun is taking the bold move in experimenting with such genres. As a member of Secret, their songs are usually more upbeat & catchy. But as a solo singer, I think Song Ji Eun really suits the “dark” genre, with her lyrics & voice aptly encapsulating the deeper/darker thoughts, while bringing across the message intended. No need for explosive vocals at all, this is really just right :’)

Anyway for those interested, these are two of her other past solo songs that she has released before, worth the listen: Going Crazy & False Hope. Just click on the respective song titles for the link to videos with English lyrics subbed!

Another of my fave K-pop solo female artiste Ailee is going to comeback soon … can’t wait for the song to be released hee. For now, I shall sign off this post with the full (translated) lyrics from Don’t Look At Me Like That. Hope you’ll enjoy this song as much as I do x

When the lights start to turn off, I quietly go to meet you
A flower blooms in the world that’s only filled with thorns
Why? Why not?
They whisper and go against us
Why? Why not?
We’re so in love

Don’t look at me like that
We’re just in love, that’s all
Don’t hate on us, however you’re viewing us
We’re just a little different
Just leave us alone

Can’t we live in a world where time stands still?
Why? Why not?
We did nothing wrong
Why? Why not?
We’re so in love

Don’t look at me like that
We’re just in love, that’s all
Don’t hate on us, however you’re viewing us
We’re just a little different
Just leave us alone

Tell Me What Is Wrong
Tell Me What Is Wrong
Tell Me What Is Love
Tell Me What Is Love

I want to love however I want
I won’t change no matter what anyone says

Don’t look at me like that
We’re just in love, that’s all
Don’t hate on us, however you’re viewing us
We’re just a little different
Just leave us alone

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