Suzy kills it (literally) in the music video for her sultry single "Yes No Maybe."
Bae Suzy, the frontwoman of K-pop girl group miss A, dropped her first solo album Yes? No? on Monday (Jan. 23). The EP was accompanied by the single, "Yes No Maybe,” and had been preceded by the chart-topping “Pretend” on Jan. 17.
“Yes No Maybe” is a midtempo, melancholy ballad that draws on ‘90s pop sensibilities. Suzy’s airy vocals match the overall muted sound of the single, as each lyric is sung with a hint of restraint. Written by Park Jin Young, the founder of Suzy's management company JYP Entertainment, the melody’s most defining feature is a steady beat laid over subtle electronic whirring.
The accompanying music video draws on Hong Kong’s cinematography of the same era, and particularly references the work of filmmaker Wong Kar-wai. The short film features Suzy as a lovelorn femme fatale, a trope that Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun also drew inspiration from in her recently released “Don’t Say No” music video.