2014 has seen a whole host of great music videos from South Korea, and we’ve covered dozens of them for MV Monday.
Here’s just a few of the highlights:
GOT7 debuted with Girls Girls Girls early in the year, with a split mv, the intro gave a short narrative, with the rest showing off the talents of the new group. Girls Girls Girls launched GOT7 into a year of success.
To show how well the latest JYPE act has done, they landed themselves a stage at the SBS 2014 Gayo Daejun!
Girls’ Generation might have had their fair share of negative media this year, but despite supposedly losing footage for their mv, and having to edit in low quality sections the girls certainly showed their standing with Mr.Mr, the concept for the track also being one of the best from a girl group this year.
Following in the footsteps of Yoon Mirae, Lee Michelle debuted with the emotional track Without You. The accompanying mv told a heart wrenching story of a mixed race girl struggling with her colour, and the treatment she receives, and learning she is beautiful.
PSY returned, maybe surprisingly alongside Snoop Dogg. Even if you dislike the track, the mv for Hangover will teach you a little about Korea’s drinking culture, and features bonus G Dragon.
SEOTAIJI returned spectacularly with a project featuring IU. Sogyeokdong told a bittersweet tale of a young girl and boy during the strict political regime during the 1980s. Nominated for Best MV awards in Korea this year, the return of this legend is well worth the watch.
Epik High set the hip hop world alight with their Born Hater mv, both track and mv featured Beenzino, Verbal Jint, Mino, Bobby and B.I, and the visual presented a fantastic portrayal of the seven sins in a unique format.
Back with a vengeance, Epik High took to the SBS Gayo Daejun stage to perform an exclusive version of Born Hater with Mino, Bobby and B.I.
The collaboration fans have probably been waiting for dropped towards the end of 2014 with GD and Taeyang finally joining forces for an official subunit release. Created for the YouTube Music Moments series Good Boy fuses Korean and American mv stylings seamlessly.
The anticipation for the track was clear as their exclusive performance of the track was saved for the MAMA Awards.
What were your 2014 mv hightlights?