Nine Muses Gun
Rainbow’s “A” is one of the best K-pop songs of the past five years, and the new Nine Muses’ single, “Gun,” sounds a lot like it. Obviously, it’s not going to be exactly on the level of Rainbow’s anthem, but it’s still pretty damn good, regardless.

Sweetune (who else?) plays up the signature sixties guitar riffs from “A” in “Gun,” making them one of the main focal points of the song. The jazzy horns from “Dolls” also return for a prominent feature, which helps add Nine Muses’ own flavour to the Rainbow-esque ditty. Speaking of “Dolls,” Sweetune’s taken the same lyrical approach for “Gun” by never mentioning the song’s title in the lyrics (a method the production duo first used on KARA’s K-pop classic, “Lupin”). Despite the similarities to the understated “Dolls,” “Gun” isn’t a subdued breakup ditty; it’s a sexually-aggressive, come-and-get-it-while-it’s-hot ladies anthem — think Dal Shabet’s “Be Ambitious,” but without the juvenile audacity. Just like on virtually every Nine Muses single to date, the Muses are grown ass women who know what they want and still aren’t afraid to say it!

Sera Gun Gif

The music video is the most –or should I say, the first– expensive thing that the Nine Muses have ever done. There’s not an ounce of cheapness to be found! It’s an A-list level concept and video fitting for a top star, or for the God-like beings that are the Nine Kweens. I don’t know much about the plot, but from what I could gather the Jesus Muses play a bunch of hot ‘n’ horny retro babes who make love to male models who stop by the isolated gas station where they work.

Sera looks like the bombshell to end all bombshells, Hyuna is the new HyunA, plastic Gangnam unnie Sungah slayed me, Eunji finally got hot (really hot!), the legendary Leesem brought back the iconic “No Playboy” wig, Kyungri continued being Kyungri, Hyemi is the group’s lone innocent virgin, and Erin ended careers with her vintage shades and bubble blowing skills. Minha was barely in it, so I won’t even comment on her.

I know that similar sixties concepts have been done before in K-pop, but whatever. I feel like I’m reliving the “Hoot” era all over again, except way sexier and without Yuri’s eating disorder to worry about.


In summary, in addition to looking hotter and richer than ever before, Nine Muses just extended their record of consecutive flawless Sweetune smashes to six (out of six!). However, I do feel like “Gun” is going to appeal more to core Nine Muses fans than the general public (they might need to shake up their sound to make that happen), but hopefully I’m wrong.

Nine Muses Gun

Forever ugly crying at this sassy perfection and Rainbow’s lasting impact on the music industry. We can only hope and pray that Sweetune recycles “Mach” next.

  • Nicole Naeun

    I’m loving “Gun” and how the Muses decided to go with a flirty, feminine concept. This feels like a sequel to one of the best comebacks of the year, “Dolls” era. The post-chorus part is so catchy (or is it actually the chorus?).

    Loving loving loving the video as well. Everyone looked so hot, but Kween Kyungri LeeSem Sera Hyuna & Erin looked the finest among them all. Everyone looked so good tbh, yes, even plastic Gangnam unnie Sungah (whom I believe got new procedures done because she looked hot now).

    Judging by their chart performance, I’m afraid what you said about appealing only to the fans is right. Gun is only at 26 on Melon now, I was expecting some top 20 debut because they’re promoting this era so much. It might be cause of the crazy comebacks tho, I think under normal circumstances, this would look better on the charts. Let’s hope things are picking up soon!

  • Quang Phạm

    Did you notice MinHa at the end of every performance? She never bothers to move her lips at all! New kween of my heart.
    SungAh got the look of both a fragile innocent girl and a sexy bitch. Love her! And the rest is flawless.

    • Mikael Chuaungo

      They are releasing another sure-shot-awesome song (25+ rated oo0oo) by the end of November, so i guess everything is timed and planned well.

  • Dub

    I’ve been a fan of Nine Muses since first seeing their Inkigayo comeback for Figaro. To me they are my ultimate group and my favourite girl group in all of K-pop. I never get too carried away with anything and I hate to use this term, but I truly am a Nine Muses stan. They have yet to release anything less than amazing. No Playboy and Ladies, while good, don’t really count.

    Hyuna, Sungah and Kyungri are the ultimate hotties. Eunji is finally looking hot too.

    I have to wonder though if Sam, Eunji and Minha had any parts in the song at all. They all sing the chorus and all 3 of them sound the same. They all mime their parts in the live performances too.

  • vanjokoozie

    The first thing I noticed from GUN and A similarities were the tiempo and the beat. Jusf like you said “so obviously, it’s awesome”!

  • twerkdol

    How DARE you slander Queenguh like that. She is a rare natural-dol, crafted perfectly by ANGELS not SURGEONS!!!

    They all look smoking hot & the song slays!! The only disappointment is that the album would’ve worked better as a mini with maybe 6 songs. I’ll still support my kweens financially tho since they always deliver on concepts & comeback singles <3

    I also agree that next era needs to be the time they shake up their sound!

  • SicaFanboy

    This MV and song is just pure perfection, I’m glad Star Empire are finally getting their shit together regarding 9MUSES. My baby Sera looked amazing, as did everyone else.

  • lildarien

    While not my favourite Muses ditty, this MV is by far their classiest production. Its nice to have some grown up women making awesome music, and serving the visuals too.

  • byoing~byoing.

    Re: The Whole LeeSem, Minha and Eunji singing live thing.
    tbh, as a ‘Mine’ (I use that loosely ’cause I only stan anything halfheartedly, think Daria) – it doesn’t really matter if those three sing live or not. Minha literally cannot sing anything well and LeeSem & Eunji’s voices are average to poor by idol standard at best. idk why they made Eunji rap over LeeSem, her rap in No Playboy as iconic as Erin’s flawless high note.
    Anyway, the whole comeback era is pretty messy as it is, considering who’s promoting at the moment and the fact that they used the third best song on the album as the lead single bewilders me. Rumor or Ping would of been better in my opinion. (There’s a link for rumor below). I know they probably won’t, but I’m craving a No. 9esque single from Nine Muses. Shinsadong Tiger has slayed so hard this year.

  • 364Leinad

    It usually takes me a while to get into any Nine Muses song so even though this came off a bit flat the first time I listened to it I’m sure it will be on repeat with a few more listens!

  • KingBeaArthur

    “Gun” simmers (still doesn’t eclipse “News” in my eyes tho), but the mv…I can’t take it!! Easily their best for me!

  • Mikael Chuaungo

    Could have mistaken this for a Rainbow song, seriously…

    9Muses lacks “signature” stuff , if you hear a 2Ne1 song you know its 2NE1..same cant be said about 9Muses. But their songs are good… 2013 has been a good year for them, all 4 tracks so far are above average to really good (depending on ears). On the other side we have SNSD with pisspoor songs like I Got A Boy which has been criticized even by dedcated Sones. But look, they bagged a Youtube Award.. Sheesh, unfair world of k-pop >_<