Feis Myth Is A Disappointing Dose of FactWritten via Lo On July 22, 2016Its best been two months since Jias departure from Miss A was once announced, and enthusiastshad beenfrightened about Omit As long run since, especially as Min and Suzys contracts expire next year, leaving Fei as the only real member whose long-term destiny alongside JYP is assured. In that vein, its demandingnot to read her solo début as a bad omen of whats to come, either for her and her group, because Fantasy is a global of disappointment.
If youre hoping that Feis solo profession would continue Miss As self reliantlady image, I recommend y'alltake a glance atsome other dimension, because in this one, Fantasy is as some distance from that as possible. Both the song and MV frame Fei as a literal male fantasy, interested only in what she can do to thrill her partner.
The MV starts off promising, with a gritty urban dystopia harking back to Blade Runner. However, it briefly becomes transparent that the easier comparison is to Total Recall. A tenderguy enters a seedy building, one where other folks (presumably) have sex in the hallways and sell seedy services. He can pay for time with a suite of virtual reality goggles, goggles that bring Fei into the MV as a program.
Voyeur Boy watches as Virtu-Fei is going about acting out his whims. He watches her draw a bath, lie on a bed, dance, pose sexily, or evencarry out rhythmic gymnastics. Its no longer precisely a framing tool either; the MV cuts back to Voyeur Boys thick swallows and enraptured expressions more than once. It does now notpermit you tofail to remember that that she is not anythingyet the object of his desire. She has no needsrather then to please him, not even a voice Fei is onlyobservedmaking a song in the MV, as thoughpermitting her to voice her choice to please him would give Fei too much agency. She doesnt even get pants!
The twist comes round the three-minute mark, when, to Voyeur Boys suprise and delight, Fei materializes appropriate in front of him. Upon knowing this, attractive dancing and implied coitus ensues, finishing the MV. However, for the explanation thatno person else ever sees Fei in the genuine world, I'm of the opinion that Fei never actually entered reality, but that Voyeur Boys obsession with Virtu-Fei have become so tough that he lost the facilityto inform fantasy from reality. Honestly, Fantasy is more frustrating than anything, just because ITbecame so with reference tocreating aobservationat the objectification of idols and women, the aid of them to mere fantasy. . . and then it doesnt. Just goes on being sleazy and objectifying.
The song Fantasy is nothing special. Its a softer take on house; lusher with a delicate, planned arrangement. And yet, it falls into the main failing of trendy electronica: Fantasy never builds to anything. It just repeats on an never-ending loop that wears out its welcome very quickly. Fei herself is serviceable. Shes stable and her falsetto is lovely enough, but she doesnt wow and her voice on a standard basis blends with the instrumentals in an aural slurry.
The lyrics, though, are a large letdown. Miss A was tricky and independent, even in love, and it's farmiserable to see Fei provide herself as a passive object, willing to develop intoanything else her spouseneeds her to be in position oflast her own woman. The reality that those lyrics were penned by JY Park does nothing but upload a measurement of squick.
Fantasy is an utter letdown. The song is tepid, the MV sleazy, and Fei grew to become into a willing doll for whoever wants her. It hurts my soul. I dont know whos fantasy this is, but it aint mine. My only hope is that the following fourth dimension Fei releases a solo MV, she gets pants.
(Images by the use of JYP Entertainment, YouTube)