The ladies of Crayon Pop and Kim Jang Hoo teamed up to perform a music video designed to honor firefighters called “Hero”. It’s pretty baws.
The thing is about as basic as it gets which kind of fits in with Crayon Pop’s penchant for letting them be the most bizarre things in their music videos (granted, a white background doesn’t put up much of a fight for attention). Firefighter rain coats? Why not. Little fire alarms growing out of the top of their heads like some kind of smoke-detecting tumor? Hell yes.
The song is also surprisingly good for what usually amounts to a PSA throwaway effort. Anytime there are copious amounts of electric guitars and synths used unironically in pop, it usually amounts to a good time and “Hero” sounds like it should be the theme song for any Korean adaptation of Astro Boy, Mega Man or any kids cartoon that was made during the eighties and early ninties.
Imagine this shit set to Captain Planet, Duck Tales or ThunderCats. It still works.