VIXX is back and darker than ever in their latest single, “Voodoo Doll.” A hauntingly addictive tune showcasing VIXX’s incredible knack for combining both the poppy and the macabre, “Voodoo Doll” is impossible to ignore, which is why I had to give them this week’s music spotlight. Written from the perspective of a voodoo doll in love with a girl bent on exacting revenge from every guy who has ever hurt her, “Voodoo Doll” is both unique and powerful on its own but when combined with the darkly cinematic MV the song hits a whole new level of incredible that has me spellbound. You can check the original version of “Voodoo Doll” out here but I should warn you, this MV isn’t for the squeamish or faint of heart. The girl in this video is exacting her revenge in some of the most gruesome ways possible, inflicting as much physical pain on the members of VIXX as they apparently inflicted on her emotionally. This girl is dark and determined and this MV leaves very little to the imagination so if you’re one of those people who freaked out about the bugs in the “Hyde” MV, you’re probably going to want to skip this version of “Voodoo Doll” altogether. However, if you’re not afraid of a little mutilation and gore, go ahead and watch this original version. Personally, I’m mesmerized by this MV because the imagery is so poignant it adds an incredible amount of emotion and power to an already compelling tune but really you just need to watch it and see for yourself.
For those of you who weren’t able to stomach the original MV of “Voodoo Doll” have no fear, VIXX has released a MV for you too! Here’s their “clean” version of “Voodoo Doll” which, while missing the powerful imagery of the original, still entertains us with slightly creepy sets and VIXX’s well executed (though disappointingly altered) choreography. Apparently the original choreography for “Voodoo Doll” was deemed too graphic to be aired on Korean television as three different networks refused to let VIXX perform on-air unless changes were made. Though disappointed by the networks decision, VIXX complied and all the squeamish of the world rejoiced as they now have a “Voodoo Doll” MV they can watch comfortably.
As if these two MVs weren’t enough, VIXX has also released a dance practice video for “Voodoo Doll” so you can imagine yourself sitting in the studio, watching these six cuties practice for their comeback on Music Bank.
So what do you think of VIXX’s “Voodoo Doll?” Like it? Love it? Hate it? Share your thoughts in the comments below!