Nine Muses Glue Feature
I just can’t with Nine Muses and their otherworldly perfection. The Supermodels of K-pop have released exactly eight proper singles since debuting with the infamous and legendary “No Playboy” back in 2010, and each one has been the kind siren song that could only be created by the musical Zeus known as Sweetune and performed by his mythological daughters, the Nine Muses. Even “Gun” and “Wild,” which seemed a bit underwhelming at first, ended up becoming eternal classics after a week or two — both still get about fifty plays per day through my Spotify app.

After ripping off Rainbow’s “A” and single-handedly reviving the surf-pop genre with “Gun,” the Glamour Unnies have gone with a different approach for their new single, “Glue.” They’ve returned to the disco-influenced sound of their retro masterpiece, “Figaro,” but pulled it into the nineties and noughties by mixing it with the sleek electronica of Daft Punk and Jamiroquai.

With “Glue,” Nine Muses have created a chic and luxurious musical atmosphere that only they can do, and have therefore officially snatched Daft Punk’s helmets with sheer grace and femininity in a way that’s never been done before. There’s now talk within the music industry that multiple publications, from Rolling Stone to Time, will be amending their year-end ‘Best of 2013’ lists to replace “Get Lucky” with “Glue.” Nine Muses also out-boobed and out-bodied every attractive pop star in the game with the 25+ rated “Glue” music video, which contains an aura so sensual and enticing that no heterosexual male can watch it without experiencing premature ejaculation.

The only thing I’m pressed about is that they’re pushing Hyemi of all the Muses as the visual of this era. Kyungri or the living legend that is LEESEM should be Nine Muses permanent visuals — even plastic surgery addicts Sungah and Erin would be better than Hyemi. Hyemi is supposed to be the innocent Muse on the side that you think could maybe be the group’s sole virgin — not the sexy fucking centre member that opens and closes the performance. Give that back to Leesem, and while you’re at it, give the bitch her rap lines back too! Eunji can’t fill Leesem’s Jimmy Choos and we all know it.

Other than that, “Glue” is another iconic comeback from the Nine Muses, one of the few groups (along with Slay-ara and Brown Eyed Goddesses) that never disappoints.


  • Dub

    Eunji’s close up at the beginning is the best. You’ve got Kyungri and Hyemi smiling because they can’t really do sexy face, followed by Eunji who’s all serious.

    They are my ultimate K-Pop group and I really really really hope they finally make it big. They just need to rest up a bit in 2014. They looked really tired during that live performance.

  • contranova

    I love how T-ara can go all out retro “ssanti” pop, and Nine Muses takes retro pop to a sophisticated mature vibe.

    • i see your point… t-ara’s more out-worldly girlie while nine muses is blatantly sexy full grown women.

      i’m usually pressed when groups go all uniform on their wardrobe, but nine muses always give me life with their oh-so-chic costumes. they are perfect runway models when they perform. so beautiful!

      speaking of which, t-ara’s costumes since no.9 have also matured… although more theatrical. jiyeon’s the style queen!

  • Nicole Naeun

    #JUSTICE4SAM

  • Quang Phạm

    Seriously Eunji shouldn’t sing or rap at all cuz we all know girl can’t do stuff. Just be there and pose and dance and whatever.
    By the way, the bridge sounds suspiciously like Rainbow’s To Me’s bridge.

  • BadB*tch

    It’s good and everything but 25+? My Christmas party dress shows more clit then that video…

  • png

    I thought Erin or Minha were the visuals. There was such a lack of Hyuna. Seriously, where was she? Everyone got 2 lines, Sera/Hyemi with 3 and Kyungri with 4 while Hyuna got 1.5. Why?
    Either way I still love this song. Hoping for a peak at No. 15 or 14, but I’m not gonna hold my breath.

  • t-errorist

    I’m so damn obsessed with Glue. Everything about this single is perfect.

    Hyemi is so damn basic. Queen Hyuna deserves 90% of the camera time.

    • 364Leinad

      Queen Hyuna is far to regal to grace us pathetic peasants with her glorious presence.

    • um

      excuse you Hyemi is perf. Agreed about Hyuna though dayum.

  • Moses Kim

    fwiw, the 25+ rating is an (unfortunately widespread) error in translation – it’s there because that’s the average age of Nine Muses’ members. the actual video is rated 15+, not that it makes the video any less sexy :P

    and this is indeed fab. Nine Muses have had such a bang-up year.

  • Dub

    If any song deserves to replace Get Lucky on the best of 2013 lists, it’s After School J-pop masterpiece Heaven.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vud2PRhmKSM

    • Lmao I know I already wrote about it slaying Get Lucky

      http://arcadey.net/2013/08/school-continues-flawless-new-japanese-single-heaven/

      • i remember that! therefore i imagined you’d mention “heaven” on your “glue” review… anyways it’s as amazing as every song they released this year. and WHAT A YEAR for them, they virtually remained under the spotlight throughout all 2013 and not a single comeback was tasteless or beautiful to watch. “dolls” remains their best 2013 title-track, but everything about nine muses this year was perfection.

  • phil

    The video isn’t 25+ rated tho… According to Star Empire, the “25” from the teaser picture referrs to the group’s average age

  • Lee James

    I love the song, the video, the choreography, the whole production. Brilliant.

    Hey, anyone know what happened to lens flares over the last 6 months? It’s like they just disappeared all of a sudden this summer. Glad to see them back in this video! :) Nice bit of projection lighting too. I appreciate it when videos use all the bells and whistles and this one certainly does. I feel like videos have gone a bit low-tech and rubbish lately.

  • 364Leinad

    Holy shit Jacques I didn’t know you came back! Praise Jaejin Christ! All other music blogs are ready to be slayed but the reign of King Jacques!
    Also, this song is absolutely fantastic. Usually I don’t like namyu songs the first few times I listen to them but eventually they grow on me and then they’re on constant repeat, so the fact that I liked this right off the best obviously means that this is the greatest song ever created in musical history.

  • MIKEE

    OMFG! Not that I expected anything less than perfection, but yes gawd honey! The divine nine served up another gem! Initially I was disappointed that they didn’t try and promote another track off the album because there are songs that are so much better than GUN. But I got over it cuz let’s face it, they’re perfect and your fave is a troll.

    I know Hyemi is one of the lead vocalists but they need to give her a verse at the most cuz Hyuna and Sera got screwed. If they do that shit next time, Hyemi better have some 9 foot extensions and a boob exposure top cuz her basic ass cuteness ain’t cutting it. She looks like a child playing dress up with her older, sexier and much more fabulous sister’s clothes.

    As far as Eunji goes I actually like her rapping style, it reminds me a lot of WG’s Yubin. But everytime her parts come up I always think of Lee Sem, fuck I miss her rapping. Lee Sem and Erin were an unmatched duo. But anyway Sem is a great singer and Eunji is a dancer so everyone has their role.

    ANYWHO, I’m one satisfied Mine. Lets hope they keep this pace up next year!

  • James Smith III

    2014 should be big for them but i think they should wait until early spring like March…

  • Quiana Jackson

    I really like it.

  • Sun_Shiner

    “Give that back to Leesem, and while you’re at it, give the bitch her
    rap lines back too! Eunji can’t fill Leesem’s Jimmy Choos and we all
    know it.”

    THIS so fucking much.

  • Otrollololol

    *gasp* My girl Sungah is nothing but NATURAL, right down to that ski-slope nose.