Hold your secrets close, everyone. HELLOVENUS is on the case.
In a visually delightful video, the ladies of HELLOVENUS are on track to solve mysteries and stir up secrets with the company of Seo Kang-jun and Cha Eun-woo.
The video begins with a catchy tune and cheerful whistling that only add to the bright and colorful scenes. Aesthetically, “Mysterious” is by far one of my favorite HELLOVENUS videos. The group members strut about in tiny shiny jackets and velvet outfits that make me wish the velvet trend was still alive and well.
In addition to outfits that catch the light and the eyes, the coyly suggestive choreography in the video played up the flirty vibe present throughout, but I thought this dance was simplistic and, perhaps, just a bit underwhelming.
More than anything else, I enjoyed the sneaky tale the song told. I could not get enough of Eun-woo’s adorable expressions or Kang-jun’s suave moves, though it was hard to tell just who was spying on whom.
The catchy lyrics reminded me of the songs that were popular when I first fell down the K-pop rabbit hole several years ago. Cute, poppy, easy to remember and sing along to. I enjoyed the scenes where the group of femme fatales gathered evidence against the leading man. The visuals in the video told as much of the story as the lyrics. I particularly enjoyed the scene in Kang-jun’s room when Alice, sporting a flawless blonde style, puts on his glasses and discovers hidden writing on the walls.
Just when it seems the ladies succeed in uncovering the secret, we learn that perhaps Kang-jun stole the keys to a few hearts.
Romance is definitely a mystery.