Great as Far as it Goes, but I still have some Questions . . .
Other than the fact that I have no idea what's going on, I LOVE this MV. Kim JaeJoong is easily one of the most gorgeous people in all of Entertainment and he knows how to make himself appear to his utmost advantage. He's a very dramatically visual being and he ties in a uniquely vivid body language to everything he does. There's a very clear transition between the scenes when he's happy and then faking it and then down-right depressed, and it's absolutely gorgeous to watch. My main complaint is just that I have no idea what's really going on, there's not enough concrete evidence to really hold any given theory afloat, the MV fixates on the mental / emotional reaction rather than plot (which is fine and dandy in some situations, but I really would like to know why he's so upset). The MV's use of color is very interesting, the cooler tones reflecting a cold heart and all, with some scenes being devoid of color and therefore symbolically without feeling or emotion. The brightest color in the whole video comes from the flare at the end, bright red and burning hot, more like anger than passion which is perfectly fitting for the MV's idea of devolved and disfigured love.
Song-wise, I absolutely adore this track. It's gorgeous. Without a doubt, it's one of JaeJoong's best. It has a very J-rock feel (like a lot of the other tracks on this album), and yet it works with JaeJoong's voice, complimenting it as it is. By that, I mean it doesn't fall into the trap that Mine did; where the feel of the song and that of the voice don't mesh together nicely. JaeJoong tried to change his voice to match the music and it just felt strained in the choruses. For Just Another Girl, JaeJoong worked with his vocal timbre in its natural state, letting it sit back in his throat and come out strong and smoothe. The track is incredibly well-composed. It's balanced beautifully; it moves over the beat and builds to a delicious climax before sighing away. The use of echo and delay, of what some might call excessive reverb, and of double-tracking and a redoubled choral effect in making the song's ideas of being trapped in an endless cycle of broken hearts compound for the listener is absolutely wonderful! As a whole, it's stunning and I love it!