박경 (PARK KYUNG) feat. SUMIN - INSTANT dir. Lee Ki Beak
Director – Lee Ki Beak (Tiger Cave)
Assistant Director – Kwon Min Kyoung
Is that an Homage for Jamiroquai?
Doubt it, but there again other internet commentators have also made the Jamiroquai suggestion?
I notice on Tiger Cave's official Instagram, the directors name is spelt as Gibeck Lee?
Apart from the visual similarity, or trickery, there is also something very similar in the song-That piano at 1:49, the rhythm...
Can't help you there mate since I've only listened in passing to Jamiroquai and not for years
All I can state is Park Kyung is the composer and producer of this tune (being a producer is somewhat unusual for an idol star)
He has been around since 2009 starting his career as a underground rapper along with another guy called Zico. In 2011 the pair were were scouted by Cho PD, a record producer, rapper, and founder of record label Stardom Entertainmentor for the boy band Block B for which they got some stick from so called netizens (selling out to commercialism)
In 2013 the band filed a suit against their agency for their contract to be nullified and be paid a disputed sum of earnings They lost the case and eventually negotiated the transfer of their rights from Stardom to their present management company, Seven Seasons.
As for the video It Ive no idea what input Park Kyung had in the storyboard or concept of the video. Managment agencies usually hire from outside Most videos are not made in-house but by a small handful of MV production companies, Zanybros and Digipedi to name two well known ones. Tiger Cave the producer of this video being another one
Kpop plagiarising other peoples tunes or concepts crops up from time to time, but who knows if more is being read into the similarities than should be (I'm not suggesting you have claimed such). There's an Idol Band tune doing the rounds or charting at the moment where the intro sounds similar to Kylie's intro for "Outta My Head" I can't remember the groups name. It was done in the Aegyo (cute) style, a genre of video that I tend to give a miss to.
Still Its not unusual for the same charge to be levelled at Western pop videos and songs also. Taylor Swift seems to come in for a deal of stick. Just recently Childish Gambino's "This Is America" was accused of ripping off Jase Harley's work. Bollocks by immature people with too much time on their hands if u ask me
Yep Video treatment could be...who knows?
Steve Jobs attributed "Good artists copy Great artists steal" to Picasso, but Picasso most likely never said it at all
We do know though in 1917 T.S. Eliot is known to have wrote:
“One of the surest of tests is the way in which a poet borrows. Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different
Again the maxim's germ probably came orignally from W. H. Davenport Adams' 1892 article titled, “Imitators and Plagiarists”. The author was writing about Alfred Tennyson:
“great poets imitate and improve, whereas small ones steal and spoil.”
It's a well discussed subject indeed.
Could also make the case that the confined space treatment @ start of video to 0.25 and further @ 1.25 approx owes something to Digipedi's "Born Hater" treatment. There was another video around the same time that used the confined space treatment, as I recall the brick wall painted in Charity Blue or Battleship Gray split tones, (or maybe Im thinking of one of the times I spent as a guest in Birmingham's Steelhouse Lane Police Lockup or Winson Green HMP) which may have been also done by Digipedi. The name of that video and artist tho' escapes me