Hole in One is the second single from new 12-member male group, Varsity, who debuted earlier this year. They are the first band affiliated with the Global K Center, a new training center offering international students a top-quality education in dance, vocals, and modelling in an attempt to lead the globalization of Hallyu. So the question is: is this new golf-themed MV a birdie or a bogey?
When it comes to the music and styling, there are some mixed results. The song is ridiculously catchy as the chorus line One shot, one kill, hole in one will burrow into your mind if you listen to this more than once. It’s an easy song to listen to but there isn’t much emotional depth, just pure feel-good factor. From the outset, they begin dancing on a very psychedelic circa 1970s interior set, with hypnotic circles emanating from them. Their outfits blend in to this backdrop as they are all decked out in pink and white. This is a standard styling ploy for a boy next door look. The brightly coloured interior sets are clearly aiming for playful and exciting with lots of circular movement, but it becomes too much for the eye to take in very quickly once animations are then added. These underscore how playful and innovative the video is, however, at times they hinder rather than improve your view of what is going on.