Tiffany Young Gets Revenge in 'Teach You' Music Video With Help From Fellow Girls' Generation Members: Watch
In “Over My Skin,” Tiffany Young reintroduced herself to audiences as the confident “Professor T.” Now she’s back teaching an ex a violent lesson full of bleach and gasoline in her new single “Teach You.”
A groovy pop song with sassy crooning from Young, the Girls' Generation singer takes the opportunity to reprimand a former lover who charmed her and then broke her heart by seeing another woman behind her back. “Stupid, stupid boy/ Should have stuck with toys,” she taunts in the pre-chorus bridge, giving him a lesson. “Don’t go playing hard/ Shouldn’t have to tell you that part/ What a mess you’ve made with your little games/ Baby, you’re gonna learn/ If you mess with me you get hurt.”
Young co-wrote her second single of 2018 with Satica, Far East Movement’s Kev Nish, Allie McDonald and Rachel West.
The music video for “Teach You” takes the song’s vengeful message literally, but instead of bleach and cigarettes as it describes in the lyrics, it features gasoline and flames, as the K-pop star sets fire to the traitor. The retro-themed music video starts off with Young hanging with her crew at a salon, with fellow Girls' Generation bandmates Hyoyeon and Sooyoung telling her all about what her man, played by Saturday Night Live Korea’s Kwon Hyuksoo, has been doing behind her back. From interrogation chambers to a closet full of the clothes she's used his credit card for to singing at a cabaret, Young has her fun before she ties the cheater up and ignites her lighter.
It's her second release aimed at the Stateside market ever since the Cali girl moved back to Los Angeles after years of being one of K-pop’s most prominent young stars as part of Girls’ Generation. “Teach You” further defines Young’s solo career with its emphasis on empowering pop.
“Teach You” will be featured in H&M’s fall Divided Music campaign, which Young modeled for. “To be back in America and seeing an Asian-American in this H&M campaign really means a lot to me,” she said about her inclusion. “I hope anybody who sees my pictures in the stores or on social media will be like, cool, I can be like that, or that’s inspiring. Because representation does matter.”
Watch the music video for “Teach You” here: