Got7 If You Do Music Video Review by One Stop K-Pop

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Got7 If You Do

Got7 took a darker than normal approach with “If You Do” .  From bitter sounding lyrics to soulful, raw emotion in the vocals, there’s a whole new side of the Got7 boys coming out.

Story

While this particular song wasn’t super heavy in the story department, the lyrics themselves told a small story and the dance and gestures of the boys throughout the video backed it up.

They start off with a more depressing sound, with the boys just sitting around looking forlorn, but quickly their resentment builds and their anger consumes them.  As the video progresses, they start taking out their frustration on various things; a punching back, a graffiti covered car, and paintings.

One thing I thought stood out was the girls vocal portion where she says “It’s up to you if you want to break up.  I don’t care.  Just do whatever you want, it doesn’t matter to me.  I’ll just go to sleep”.  Holy Ice Queen.

That one piece just solidified the justification for the frustration throughout the video.

Costumes and Set

The Got7 boys are going for a far darker approach in this video when it comes to costumes.  Previous videos have had playful costumes, but this video has two sides; the rough bad-boy and the clean-cut suits.  The sections where they dance, the boys where either all black and leather or torn pants and t-shirts.  In both cases, there’s a sense of “I just don’t care about this anymore”.

In contrast, the suits gave a more passive appearance and were mainly featured when they were building up to their breaking point.  They were far classier than normal outfits and gave a really mature impression; with their nicely pressed trousers, blazers, and even a Chanel broach on Youngjae’s jacket.

The set was probably the most fun because there was a good variety of scenes.  I loved the punching back set because it showed the building up from sitting on the couch upset to just letting lose.  The paintings were really cool too, and gave him something to start throwing!

My favorite section was actually where they started their dance, with the large crate in the background and the graffiti covered car.  Something about that just spoke “don’t mess with me”.

The entire set had a variety of color depending on which section of the song it was.  The more formal outfits were paired with the less colorful sections and the colorful outfits were paired with the graffiti sections.

Song

“If You Do” may be a slower song than most of Got7’s title tracks, but it doesn’t lack in passive energy.  it’s not a club-thumper, but it has a level of energy that makes you want to move.  This is one of those songs that successfully mixes sorrowful vocals, distressed sounding choruses, and powerful raps in a way that communicates the genuine, raw emotion felt by the ‘narrator’ of the song.

Lyrics

So, it’s me again? Huh…
Why you gotta be like this?
Forget it!

If you do it’s GOOD, if I do it’s DONE
How can you always say that I’m wrong
You always want to win
Tears are your ultimate weapon

I was attracted to your confidence at first
But every day I went down on my knees
You magnified even my minor mistakes
And pushed me to the edge of the cliff
Well I love you anyway,
that’s why I put up with you

Every day every night
Feel like a fool you gotta know
Why why why are you always mad mad mad at me
Can we go back to the way we were

If you do it always becomes the right words
If you do I can never win
Suddenly you become a different person
When we get along well I get more nervous
If I do If I do
If I say something you always say let’s break up
So I can’t get any closer
Can’t deepen my love for you

Your major is saying the same thing over and over
You force me to do things to please you
I am tired of these trials with already known results
I’m desperate to break free
To you they’re just friends
To me they’re jerks who could be flirting with you
Another mistake, if you do it’s ok,
but if I do huh

I wish you wouldn’t go too far but you just can’t stop
Now I say in my sleep, I’ll be good
When there’s nothing to say you always say,
I’m gonna go to bed
Frustrated with no one to talk to
Sometimes I delude myself that I’m trapped

If you do it always becomes the right words
If you do I can never win
Suddenly you become a different person
When we get along well I get more nervous
If I do If I do
If I say something you always say let’s break up
So I can’t get any closer
Can’t deepen my love for you

It’s up to you if you wanna break up
I don’t care
Just do whatever you want
It doesn’t matter to me
I’ll just go to sleep

Every day every night
Feel like a fool, you gotta know
Why why why are you always mad mad mad at me
Can we go back to the way we were

If you do it always becomes the right words
If you do I can never win
Suddenly you become a different person
When we get along well I get more nervous
If I do If I do
If I say something you always say let’s break up
So I can’t get any closer
Can’t deepen my love for you

Got7 If You Do Music Video Review