Big Bang's bass player..erm...I mean maknae returns to remind us that he's just as sexy as ever.
Okay VI fans, don't beat be over the bass player comment, I just like picking on our maknae. You have to hand it to Seungri: maknae, living in the shadow of G-Dragon, Taeyang, and TOP, and still he manages to have an ego the size of the Asian continent. But good for him, I wish I had the kind of confidence he shows in his videos, especially "VVIP". But now on to the review:
For his second solo CD, it's amazing. It's not Big Bang, but it stands strongly on its own. The first track "VVIP" is definitely my favorite, it's catchy and has a great beat. The second song is "What Can I Do?", a great dance track that has all the makings of a pop hit. The next song is "Open Window" a laid back track featuring rap-God G-Dragon. "Magic" is jazzy little tune, while "I know" is a sweet duet with IU. "White Love" is another creative dance track, and the final song is "Outro (In My World)" the only slow ballad song on the disc, but it's a nice way to end an overall strong CD.
To compliment the album release, Seungri also released two music videos for "VVIP" and "What Can I Do?"
In the "What Can I Do?" MV, Seungri takes a totally different approach. This song seems to be the real title track of the album. It's a change from the self-indulgent and overtly sexual "Strong Baby" MV that he previously released. Without G-Dragon to support him in the video, V.I. takes it seriously. First off, he's totally lost that awkward cuteness of his "Dirty Cash" days (which can be seen here) and has really grown up. The song works great, and he shows a level of sensitivity that he lacked entirely in the previous video. His dancing, of course, is amazing. And the product placement isn't too blaring. All in all, it's a very impressive improvement from just showing his abs. MBLAQ's Joon could take a hint from this.
Enough of what I think, check it out for yourself!