Vido Analysis: Brown Eyed Girls Cleansing Cream

Brown Eyed Girls are back with a more understated song/MV for their repackage of Sixth Sense, ‘Cleansing Cream’. I’m so happy with the video; it’s better than I could’ve imagined. I think the song sounds pretty similar to their debut song, Come Back.

I’m still unclear on the exact story, but a few common theme’s  I  know that some YouTuber’s have come up with is: the younger girl represents the younger, innocent mindset of a woman and the older woman represents the mature version of the same woman and she wants to keep the two versions of herself separate, hence the violent cleansing of the make up.  Another thought is that the blind girl just wants to be like her older sister, but the older sister believes that she’s trying to seduce her husband. Either way, the story ties in well with the song and has so many layers and fits well with the overall concept of the song.

I like the darkness of the video and the contrast of black and white, young and old. Once again, I wasn’t disappointed by the MV or the song. 5/5

Below is a translation from pop!gasa:

It hurts, it hurts – my closed heart – a lot, a lot
Oh my honey, honey baby – what do I do?

After playing like crazy all day, I erase my thick makeup
Will I forget by being like this?
Looking quite miserable, on top of my half-erased cheeks
On top of the half-erased lipstick,
The fallen tears melt with the cleansing cream

Why, why, why, unni?
All throughout the night, why can’t I forget him?
Why, why, why, unni?
With my blackened and smeared tears, I can’t forget him
And I stubbornly say, bye, bye

* What do I do, unni? I want to sleep now
But my heart keeps running to him
What to do, unni? I don’t think I can go on like this
Please, can you have a drink with me? I ask of you, unni

Have you ever been in love?
Have you ever really loved?
Love – for others it’s so easy
But for me, it’s like an unerasable tattoo
I empty my glass again

Today, there was a really great guy who asked me out
But I kept seeing him
I stupidly ran out from that place,
I stupidly couldn’t do anything
What’s the use of pretty makeup?

Why, why, why, unni?
(Why can’t I forget this one guy for all this time
Unintentional memories get erased in the far distance
He already forgot about me)
Why, why, why, unni?
With my blackened and smeared tears, I can’t forget him
And I stubbornly say, bye, bye
Why, why, why

* repeat

Please party with me
I don’t want to erase my makeup yet
I ask of you, unni

It hurts, it hurts – my closed heart – a lot, a lot
Oh my honey, honey baby – what do I do?

It hurts, it hurts – my closed heart – a lot, a lot
Oh my honey, honey baby – what do I do?

(Source: Seoulbeats, pop!Gasa)

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  • Nice… I have to say this song is really murmur-ish and by the murmuring the song expresses the emotion of the song very well. The MV was weird, I don’t understand it – it kind of irritates me. But the interesting thing is that if I listen to the song along with the MV, it creates a new emotion that the song itself doesn’t have: it sounds more “struggling”, like the monologue of the girl in the MV.

    • Anonymous

      I agree watching the video with the song makes the song even more emotional.