Seventeen months since their last comeback, Boyfriend has finally decided to grace us with a new music video and HOLY COW! Needless to say, I think “Obsession” was worth the wait! Coming back all tattooed and tough as Peter Pan’s Lost Boys, Boyfriend has decided to show us a whole new side of them with “Obsession” and I, for one, love it!
Ohmagoodness! Every Best Friend in the world has to be swooning at the sight of Donghyun, Hyunseong, Jeongmin, Youngmin, Kwangmin, and Minwoo transformation from cute boy next door to bad boy with a heart… Or is that just me? I don’t know what it is about the bad boy image but it gets me every. stinking. time… I see those tattoos and piercings and perfectly unruly hair and I immediately go weak in the knees. I can’t hep it! I guess I’m just weird that way.
What impresses me more than Donghyun’s hair and Hyunseong’s abs (Oops, did I say that out loud?) is the fact that Boyfriend has successfully found a way to evolve from their original cutesy image into a more mature band. After seeing them in concert this past March (which was awesome, by the way) my lovely friend Tanya and I were a little concerned with how Boyfriend would develop their image as the members got older. Being a band known mostly for their cuteness, we felt that it wouldn’t be long before the members would reach an age when they would want to move beyond the sweet and innocent and honestly, we weren’t sure how that was going to happen. It seemed almost too big of a hurdle for the adorable band to overcome but it would seem Boyfriend somehow read our minds and has decided to make their comeback with “Obsession” just to alleviate our fears. (I’m given credit to Donghyun on that one… I’m betting his amazing honey colored eyes have the ability to see into a person’s soul… Or at least melt their hearts…)
“Obsession” proves, rather successfully, that Boyfriend can be just a manly as any other boy band out there but at the same time, it retains all of the heart that drew us to Boyfriend in the first place. Seriously, these six boys are some of the sweetest people on the face of the planet and I’m so happy to see that their sweetness has been conveyed through “Obsession.” I mean what could be sweeter than a boy singing about how he wishes he could have the chance to love a girl the way she deserves to be loved. It’s just so cute and… Dang it! I guess Boyfriend still hasn’t found a way to escape their cuteness but they have proven they can be taken seriously as lovers and that’s good enough for me!