SHINee’s Key on the Fantastic thing about “Dangerous Love,” Solo Performances, and Free Time | Interview
Once we speak about two weeks earlier than its September 27 launch, Key hadn’t seen the music video for his new single, “Dangerous Love.” It was nonetheless on the modifying room ground. Every scene performs out within the Okay-pop star’s head as he breaks down particulars for Attract, although.
Along with his platinum bowl minimize completely coifed and eye shadow at peak smokiness, Key very nicely may have walked proper off set and into an SM Leisure convention room to hop on Zoom with me. However I do know even when that have been the case, Key would not merely play out another person’s concepts and undergo the motions. These are his concepts being minimize and stitched collectively, and Key says he is already imagining his subsequent music video.
However we’re right here to concentrate on “Dangerous Love,” which takes us to the ’70s-era retro house world of Key’s goals, full with ’80s rockstar vibes and a touch of ’90s kitsch. Key calls it a salad bowl of traits. All play out on his model of old-school Hollywood units — like those Star Trek or 2001: A Area Odyssey would movie on, he notes. All through the three-and-a-half-minute video, Key slips on quite a lot of fits, however none of them are of the usual crisp-lapeled black jacket, white collared shirt, and glossy tie selection. Key would by no means go as easy and conventional as that. As an alternative, sequins, silks, loud prints, pleather, and gloves (so many types of gloves) are concerned. “I received inspiration from, in fact, David Bowie,” Key says. “I really like him.”
“It is not about what’s my favourite hair coloration. It is simply extra in regards to the album, the music, and the idea.”
Ziggy Stardust-esque makeup would be an obvious accompaniment, but Key took more of a The Man Who Fell to Earth route. Throughout “Bad Love,” his skin is pristine, brows are bleached, and cheeks glow peach in an otherworldly way. Key’s eyes are even rimmed in subtle-yet-sooty eye makeup that the spangled entertainer who preceded him often adorned his own lids with.
“I always tell my team to make my makeup matte and not glowy,” Key adds. But wait, he clarifies his foundation doesn’t have to be 100 percent matte. A natural glow moment is always welcomed. Key’s music videos and performances — with SHINee and solo — typically involve heavy eye makeup, though, so to emphasize it, “my skin needs to be quite plain, very matte,” he continues. Fair enough.