K-Pop Picks: “Eyes, Nose, Lips” by Taeyang

I generally haven’t been a fan of Taeyang’s solo releases but his latest title track has me hooked. The song “Eyes, Nose, Lips” is a smooth R&B ballad that reminds me how great a voice Taeyang has. It’s a very beautiful, soothing song.┬áThe music video is another thing entirely. It’s a brave decision to shoot the whole video in one take, never wavering from the artist’s face. But Taeyang sings with great emotion and keeps the viewer invested. The darkness and slowly changing scenes behind him fit perfectly with the tone of the song. One of the reasons I haven’t liked most of his releases was he always seemed to try way too hard to be gangster. I mean, really, you’re going to be shirtless for the entire video? Is there any reason for that at all? Aside from that, I thought the music video was done very well and I’ll be listening to the song on repeat for at least the next week.