[REVIEW] K-Pop Review: Uncommitted by XIA Junsu
This is a great song! The style of music is nothing original especially when compared to Tarantallegra, but is actually pretty standard of Junsu.
The subject matter and the music video is where the originality comes from with this song. It was funny to hear Junsu referring to himself as a player, and after following him for so many years, it is hard to see him as such.
In the video we see Junsu in clubs, with different girls, drinking, and living it up, which is pretty new for him. As a solo artist this is a complete change from his past work, and an ever bigger transformation from Tarantallegra.
People are complaining that for an English single he had a lot of “Engrish” going on in the song, but this song is so good that it can be overlooked. His speech was not so difficult to understand of what he was saying. However, people who are not as familiar with K-Pop may not be as accepting of a song with “Engrish.”
The the route that C-Jes Entertainment & Junsu took for his first entry into the foreign music industry, more specifically the American music industry was good. XIA has not only announced an official debut in the U.S but he is using this song, and the U.S stops on his world tour, to sample what he has to offer.
Junsu stands out with Uncommitted. This is his first real attempt at doing something for international fans, and American fans it does standout among the other K-Pop acts trying to do the same thing. Rather than promoting himself with a typical dance hit, he is using his strongest skill, his voice, to put his foot in the door, which feels like something much of the American audience will gravitate towards.
This song was pretty a good choice for Junsu as he tries to make his mark as a solo artist outside of Asia.
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