After whetting our appetites with buzz ballad, “Rain Sound,” B.A.P are back with their official new single, “One Shot.” The song marks a return to the aggressive hip-hop style that the band debuted with, following a brief period of doing the whole cute ‘n’ bubbly thing on last year’s “Crash” and “Stop It.”
“One Shot” is a surefire hit, but it’s the music video that’s going to attract the most attention. The 7-minute clip, which was filmed between Korea and the Philippines on a fat budget of over $900,000, is a violent crime drama in the same vein as T-ara’s “Cry Cry” and “Lovey-Dovey.” The B.A.P boys play mechanics (or good-natured gangsters? we can’t really tell) who have to come up with a $10 million dollar ransom when member Youngjae is kidnapped by a group of street thugs. The video comes with two endings: the first mirrors the violent carnage of Bonnie & Clyde, and the second serves up a twist that could’ve come straight out of Mariah Carey’s film flop, Wisegirls.
And of course, with this being a B.A.P video and all, there’s a healthy amount of bone-breaking choreography.
Check it out, below.