The wait is over. Time Machine’s Music Video is out!
Noteworthy: The 30 second clip from the first teaser with the crying senior actor was totally scrapped in this final release. The 4 minute song was extended slightly so that a story and a type of ambiance could be established. While not explicit, it is clear that each of the girl’s have their own individual conflicts and problems to deal with and the MV is charged with emotion. The story is really left up to the viewers interpretation and some view it really more of a reoccurring theme (a la dreadtech’s comment). As far as the 2nd teaser is concerned, it actually serves as the introduction to the MV and helps build up to the actual song (which by nature is rather sad).
The girls all had a unique style and looked great in the MV (Tiffany totally works as a blonde). All of them do a great job expressing the emotions in their particular situations that go along with the sad love ballad.
What are your thoughts on the MV? Did it go the way you expected? How does it rate among your list of SNSD MVs?
Feel free to share your comments or post your reaction to the MV below.
I personally really like the song as well as the MV ❤
SNSD are my 9 genies said:
finally, a story MV! well, sort of…. but I really like it! the PV/MV really fits wells with the song 🙂
I was expecting more of a story but the mv was amazing even so. I would have liked to see a bit more colour in the individual shots of the girls singing. They looked great! good job snsd!!!!!! ❤
Well, that Japanese comedian is not going to be happy, I remember some article and he said that he was so happy to be the 10th member of snsd
I would like to believe Seohyun is reminiscing on her times with Yong~~ 😀
That is one Awesome MV/PV from our talented 9 ladies 😀 !
I Totally Love It 🙂 !!!
Let’s hope they release it officially somewhere for sale (maybe tag on to the Girls’ next Japanese release 😉 ?).
My only regret: witnessing these “earthly angels” tearing up; it was totally heart-wrenching 😦
Good Job, SM 😆 !
As much as I love how they’ve taken a different approach for this MV, I can’t help but think that it seems really amateur and makeshift. It’s such an odd combination of scenes. The girls are beautiful (and honestly, if they weren’t, this MV wouldn’t be great.) I felt like the director, editor, and whoever took part in designing the scenes, completely wasted the true potential of this beautiful song. There’s not enough of a coherent story line… And I know there are nine girls and they’re trying to show off how they all have regrets in their own individual lives, but it’s just so jumbled that I can’t even give it that credit. I even appreciated the low-budget-ness of the “Bad Girl” MV and loved the fact that they made it in the first place. But this, *sigh*… Trust me, I have a SONE heart and I feel like this MV didn’t do the song justice at all. It could have been more heartfelt, instilling more longing… and agony of past mistakes and of past losses. Although, the girls were great in conveying as much emotion as this MV would let them.
Their Japanese producers don’t know how to make the most out of SNSD’s beauty. It almost looks like a a cross-breed of oddly filmed melodramas and parts of TRAX’s “Oh My Goddess” MV, spliced together with rain and clocks. My FMV-maker friend can do a way better job LOL. (Forgive my harshness. ^^)
p.s. I’m sure everyone can relate to that scene when Yuri hits her iPhone button and she hasn’t got a text or a missed call. Omg Yuri, as long as I can see you I’m happy. LOL.
Totally agree, I think this MV could have been made a lot better.
Either way, they were really pretty in this MV 🙂
I personally disagree though. I think that this is an amazingly well though out and created MV. All the scenes are connected by clocks (TIME MACHINE), and a sense of loneliness and longing for connection of some sort (trains, letters, cell phones, etc.). We even see time turning back when the rain rises during Sunny’s scene. It doesn’t really matter what or why they were regretful, but just that they are. In this respect, to me, it has been extremely successful. And the visuals were just so stunning!!! To be honest, I have never seen them so beautiful in a MV.
To me it was just a series of beautiful effects rather than a story line. I dunno… maybe I’m missing something…
The girls were amazing as always though 😀
Ok, I didn’t like the way they told the story in this MV as well. Very amateurish job like you said (although the shots are beautiful).
But comparing it to Bad Girl is just too much. Even fanmade MVs are better than it. Much better.
Love the way our girls act, very good video concept it kept me hanging on what will happen in the end and got my emotion focused..
Kudos to everyone who worked on this! ^^
Horangee Samchon said:
Great song. Wish they had done just a little more story in the video, but then how do you do 9 stories in 4 minutes? Could have done without the group shot. I was wondering if they would do something similar to Coldplay’s The Scientist. I also wondered if the time on the clocks might have a tie in with last year’s earthquake / tsunami, but they seemed random. Has Tiffany ever looked more beautiful? The reversed shot of Sunny in the rain, daebak! Was surpised, impressed and touched by Seo’s subtle acting. After all, no one wants to see maknae upset. On the lighter side, maybe Sooyoung is crying because she didn’t get to sing. Yoona smiles at the end, because she can finally get out of the snow. And someone tell poor Sunny to get out of the rain before she catches a cold! 😉
Wasn’t a storyline, was more like a running theme
THEY FINALLY FIXED HYO’S DERPHAIR AND IT’S SO HAWWWWT THANK GOODNESSSSS!! I’m not gonna lie.. halfway through the video I was expecting a dance break. lulz.
~ The story start with Yoona (the bride) ran away from the wedding, Tiffany (childhood friend) visiting the place that bring her the memory with (maybe with Yoona or the groom). Taeyeon and Hyoyeon (Yoona close friend or sibilings) hesitate to go to Yoona wedding for some reason and Seohyun (the ex-girlfriend) looking at the picture or reading a letter from her loves one (maybe remind her to the groom whom about to married Yoona). 😀 ~
~Sunny waiting in the rain for Jessica to pick her up and go together to yuri birthday party. Yuri waited for Sooyoung to call her(maybe they had fight before). Jessica(felt guilty because she was late) get out from the car after saw Sunny waiting in the heavy rain. Sooyoung received a call from unknown (maybe from Yuri) and starting the conversation.~
P/S : I just create a story based from the MV. 🙂
I am going to use this storyline when i watch the video now!!! In my mind here’s how it continues: Yoona runs all the way in the dress to a crystal in the middle of a weird giant diamond. She picks it up and it levitates to reveal Seohyun. Then it plays out like “The Boys” music video ^_^ (This is what i thought when i first saw Yoona running in the dress hehe)
You can do it that way.. hehe.. 😀
OH MY GAWD, and somehow, that actually make sense, or rather, that might actually work. Another interpretation of the said mv. HAHA!!! I am writing a review about this mv and imma quote what you just posted. HAHA!!!! Will send you the link when I finish :3
Never write a story pls.
I take it as an opinion.. 🙂
I quote the story you wrote. Credited you of course:
Love it, it’s beautiful
I like the simplicity of this MV.. and how it’s all really slow.. but like everyone else is saying, it would’ve been much better with a storyline.
totaLLy Love their group scene~! ♥
it somehow made me want to be in their time machine…
gah~ it’s a heavenLy feeLing when I saw that… XD
hullohihello (kev) said:
Thanks so much for posting!
The MV was so beautiful =) Completely new take on doing the MV as compared to all of their previous ones and I have to say I like this style of MV better. snsd fighting!
totally agree . snsd fighting ❤
ITNW did a much better job at telling a “story” in my opinion.
But Time Machine still much better than most of their regular MVs, that’s for sure.
hullohihello (kev) said:
You’re definetely right. Into the new world was THE BEST MV of all time. If it weren’t for ITNW, I would never have began listening to snsd or kpop in general.
very very touchy. my heart melted when i heard this song
honestly some people are disappointed with the “storyline” but i have to say i am happy as for once there is not just a video with entirely dancing and solo shots and i believe there is a storyline, it’s just one of those that people make for themselves as it can be interpreted many different ways. We might not even have this mv if it was part of their korean stuff as SM usually likes to focus on the main singles lately so i am glad we actually get an mv for one of their ballad songs. I do believe there is always room for improvement in mv’s and am glad to hear of others opinions though.
Awesome MV! Loving the powerful MV and each girls struggles, with what looks like each one being strong at the end!
storyline..if you know sm..the storyline will probably continue in 3 parts.. no single mv will do justice for the girls..snsd sitting down and singing..to me is good… seeing snsd crying is not good for the soul although sm will probably have them smiling and jumping and dancing in the third installment of the video. Yoona standing too long and looking at you at the last part of the mv is probably not a good idea coz you cant really look at a goddess for too long..you will go crazy..
Good mv.. will probably listen to it like a 100 times more today… daebak..
my absolute favourite snsd video , and one of their best songs . not much more you can ask for . go aussie sones<3<3
I have to be honest – I was hoping there would be more to the storyline. Don’t get me wrong I am absolutely obsessed with this song and the girls. BUT I feel if you’re only going to let 5 girls sing then why not only feature those 5 girls and expand their storylines? If not they still could’ve added more all 9 storylines – I mean they managed to have a longish beginning without the song so why not add more then? Also, where the girls sang altogether find kind of amateur compared to the boys. I am in love with this song and the girls but was kind of dissapointed with the end result especially with the previews to the heartfelt song looking to promising. Never mind I still enjoyed it and was impressed by their acting. Sorry had to vent.
It is a good song , but for me it does make me think on an other artist rhianna , if you listen to russian roulette hmm . but i like them both 😉
Online shop said:
Wow, amazing. i relly like this song … 😀
I LOVE THE MV but noooo yuri’s going to have a kissing scene in Fashion King watch….
My life is snsd said:
Oh my gad first yoona then Tiffany then sice then yuri I am waiting for sunny kiss scene
My life is snsd said:
That is what I am want Finley the mv is revealed
Korean girl band no make-up !!!!!!!!
SNSD VS -WG,KARA,2Ne1,F(X)
Gvk Streetspeedz said:
They all look perfectly beautiful!
i would love too see uri Seobaby’s act in a drama too. she impressed me.
or i just being biased? hihihi ^^
The mv was beautifully made & the song itself was good, couldnt ask for more!>_____<
It’s not so much a storyline as a theme throughout the entire pv of regret, sadness, and wanting to turn back time. Which I think conveys the lyrics nicely. It’s definitely one of my fav snsd MV’s! I personally think it’s pretty much impossible to have a decent storyline of 9 girls (I would be nhappy if they focused on just 1 or a few) in a 4min mv. It would need to be in parts or super long. But the girls did a fantastic job of conveying the feelings of the lyrics!
sooyoung expression so deep….
taeyeon always simple
hmm I’m not kinda good for judging this MV’s but one thing I really concern about is that The Girls really going to have a great times altough their super busy schedule,wake up every morning, work till midnight (honestly that kinda impossible for me) I’m really concerning about their health in the future ESPECIALLY JESSICA!! for me I’m kinda hard to wake up in the morning just like SiCa LoL.
but I don’t know how to express my concern to them directly since I’m stuck here in surabaya,Indonesia,Southeast asia. Soooo please if any of you Girls want to had a vacation here in Indonesia be sure to come to surabaya I’ll show you unforgettable experiences here in the city of heroes surabaya Indonesia.
GoGo SNSDninerniners ^^
Great, nothing else ! But I was expecting a bit more development of the story, but its style hard to make it fit with 9 girls and a 5 min. video :p
Michael Sternestedt said:
real nice video very creative even though the beginning of it was a little long
feel sorry for sunny that needed to do her scene in heavy raining or was it a heavy shower of water
a sad song that had a glimpse of a more positiv and happy ending specially for yoonas character
feel sorry for yuris character that seems to be alone at her own party. someone that have bad friends?
The last scene of the music video, with Yoona is so beautiful, I wanted to cry !
Hannah Fullerton said:
I love it. but the girls crying; that broke my heart.
J.L Situ said:
Great job by the girls again. Heard that Yoona caught a cold while filming for the PV. Hope she get well soon! Soshi hwaiting~
Although there doesn’t seem to be much of a storyline, I’m just glad they’re not entirely in a box this time.
same here now that the box is removed i feel good ^^
They have all done a great job here ^^ But Taeyeon’s makeup seems abit too white/pale? O.o Her eyebrows maybe 😛
I can´t help me, but I think the mv above is not entire lip synchron.
Edward from Indonesia said:
Hey it is like a short movie of harem, all nine girls had been falling in love with one man, some of them had been his boyfriend, some not. Try to understand why he finished talking with sooyoung, then yoona come and see her partner. It is simply harem, some still his girlfriend, some had been ex, some just up to the one sided love.Then who the one that did what it is hard to tell.
Edward from Indonesia said:
and remember the man from the first teaser, I bet 100% that he is the main actor of those harem, that’s why he is stressed and full formal suite like a groom.
socha asd from Indonesia said:
akahahaha….if that’s story was true,that’s one of very lucky man(make me wanna in his position that time,excpet the brake up part eheheh…)
i would just like to say, although everyones opinion is completely equal and in no way am i biased , but i dont think you should be rude to peoples opinions . dont have mini conversations on someones post about how wrong they are .. in fact dont say how wrong they are at all ! post your own message . get off theirs . i love the video , and pretty much everyone here is in the majority of that , and we all love girls generation . as a relatively new fan , but extremely obsessed , i think that everyone should lay off what others think and let them think what they want . and for all you who think i am overreacting , ive taken crap for much to long . so lay off me ! this video has taught me to move on .. this video has priceless acting .. and a priceless message . and sunny looks AMAZING . and guys , if you dont like this post , i dont care ! say if you do , i need support . but i dont need crap . this video is amazing , and all posts on this blog and amazing and totally unique , and i value every one . i still find mine the most accurate , but thats what everyone thinks . so thank you girls generation , you taught me the most important message in the world . ❤
good mv…all the girls looked angelic…well, they’re always are..
i cant help but replay taeyeon’s parts …over and over again..taeyeon bias much…….@____@
OMG I LOVE THIS SONG 😀
They had feeling when they sung out and I’m also a big fan ^.-