Eternal Morning, the project group between Epik High’s Tablo and producer Pe2ny, just released its first album and its first single, “White” — which has just gotten slapped with a 19+ (adults only) rating from the three broadcast networks. (Which effectively curtails the video’s airing on mainstream television.)
The restricted rating comes because of the last scene in the video, which (SPOILER!) features the main character hanging off a crane and falling, suggesting suicide.
The group’s label, Woollim Entertainment, defended the work, saying, “The music video has a high artistic quality to it. We don’t have plans to apply for ratings reevaluation by editing the video and devaluing its merit.”
The album went on sale on the 4th, titled “Soundtrack to a Lost Film” and sold its entire first printing of 10,000 copies in just the first two days.
Here’s the controversial video itself:
My two cents? I can see why it was restricted, and perhaps not unjustly so. It IS a little shocking. But I’m pretty sure that’s the point.
SONG OF THE DAY
Eternal Morning (Tablo & Pe2ny) – “White.” I find it vastly interesting that given Tablo’s reputation for eloquence, his side project consists of almost entirely instrumental music. I get that the concept is that it’s the “soundtrack for a lost film,” but it IS kinda ballsy to step entirely out of the zone that’s earned him so much of his acclaim. I’d describe the album as dark, slightly morbid, haunting, and complex. But you be the judge. [ zShare download ]
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