As we wend our way through MUST LISTENS with Val Gal in various group chats, VIXX has come up quite a few times. Now, I want to be clear, Val does actually have a familiarity with a lot of groups we throw at her, VIXX included, as she has other Kpop enthusiastic friends and acquaintances. But where others are enthusiastic, we tend to be, well, obsessed. She has been incredibly patient with our need to drop link after link into chats declaring over and over that, no, this is the last one.
It never is.
Back in May of last year, I did a post about how VIXX is in that sweet spot of popularity and mentioned that they started off pretty adorable before flipping the switch on sexy and never looking back. When taking a stroll through songs I used to obsessively listen to and now feel all warm and nostalgic about, I tend to focus on this naughtier side of VIXX. They handle chokers, skin, chains, innuendo, and clear bedroom communication better than most. I’m a firm believer that if you can’t talk about it, you shouldn’t be doing it, so this speaks to me on many mature and grown-up levels. VIXX tends to talk about it.
So they can do it. They have quite a few delightfully naughty videos and concepts and it’s hard to pick just one to share as the prime example, hence the link after link I mentioned above. For this particular post, I’m going with Chained Up because…I’m going with Chained Up.
As another testament to their adultness, the group – despite members leaving Jellyfish to different management or to start their own company and losing a member who no longer wanted to promote as an idol – continues to be a team. They are heavily involved in the creation of their music, the complex performances they produce, and the dark and sexy concepts we’ve grown accustomed to. While we haven’t gotten a comeback from them in well over a year, due to individual projects and military enlistments, I’m super keyed up to see what they have in store for us in the future.
Chained Up, VIXX