One aspect I love about live Korean music shows like music bank and M countdown is how they create a unique atmosphere using set, lighting and outfits for a song. Its so interesting to see the different interpretations and themes the creators(set designers and stylists come up with for the same song.
I was surprised when it was announced that SHINee would be singing “Our Page” at music shows. Being such a personal meaningful song it could easily be mishandled with the set, the audience etc. I had my worries alleviated as all of their lives (I’ve seen so far) carried the same aura of the video and the song. Below are a few that really touched me.
Music Bank (watch on youtube)
I was wondered how shows would go about the intro without diminishing the intimate and personal feel of the song. Music Bank did a simple classy short intro reminiscent of the teaser. Very nice (could do without the canned cheering though).
With it’s blue stars and slivery bordered frames draped in a luminous cloth this stage unlike the others is invocative of night not winter which is a fitting theme. Plus Onew smiles when he looks upwards in this rendition.
The globe lights and paper snowflakes give this stage a almost soft comforting winter feel.
While all of the lives were beautiful… I was awestruck when I saw just the thumbnail of it. The set was full of light and it changed constantly during the course of the song climaxing near the end, with not just snow falling but the platform rising and the sparkling hanging lights descending from above..it moves me every time I view it.
If I’m not mistaken these will be SHINee’s last lives for their comeback and I feel it is a meaningful and heartfelt way to end promotions. What do you think? Did a particular stage move you?