Following The Underdogs and Teddy Riley, it looks like The Stereotypes have become the latest Western producers to be snapped up by the Asian pop market.

The trio (best known for Danity Kane’s “Damaged” and Justin Bieber’s “Somebody To Love”) have already worked with Girls’ Generation (“XYZ”) and most recently co-crafted BoA’s slinky, unfairly maligned comeback single “Kiss My Lips.”

SM’s now hooked them up with SHINee, with the trio working alongside eternal bae Jonghyun on the Odd album opener, “Odd Eye.”

Like “Kiss My Lips,” it’s spacey synthesized pop with an urban edge. It’s about as weird and sexy as a SHINee b-side called “Odd Eye” should be, and is exactly the kind of track that Bieber or Usher need to fill their next album.

My eyes on you, my eyes on you,” SHINee repeat hypnotically. “Odd-eyed it’s you.”

The only thing that’d make this better is if got an f(x) style ‘art film’ pre-release MV inspired by voyeuristic classics like Peeping Tom or Blue Velvet.

Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to make do with the Beatles homages this era.

Take a listen below.

  • KingBeaArthur

    Hell of a way to open an album! #JusticeForKissMyLips

  • Marhaebwa

    OMG. Are these netizens mad? Can they not hear the perfection that is Kiss My Lips? I am shocked. Like no joke.

    Anyway, I just listened to the whole album and I don’t know how I feel about View being the title track. I love House, but this or Love Sick would have stood out more for me…but hey, apparently the netizens know best so…

    • Marhaebwa

      Although, definitely just re-read the title of the original article: “‘Music Bank’ BoA, a sexy charisma that rivals Beyonce + feather performance” and of course, that was going to ruffle a few “feathers” in the comment section…

    • I know, and all the i-netizens too in the comment sections have been shitting on KML as well. I don’t know what’s wrong with people. I think Kiss My Lips is still pretty catchy, like a poppier version of some of the more alternative urban music in the States, but I guess most K-pop fans are teenagers and if you aren’t doing generic hook songs like Call My Baby sung by a trending boy band from a major agency then people don’t wanna hear it :(

      • Db

        They made Cherry Blossom Ending hit number 1 two years in a row. What do they know about boring music?!

        • Cherry Blossom Ending is fucking iconic and one of the best Korean songs ever so shh

  • Db

    I’ll have to agree with you, Odd Eye is the best song on the album. The single isn’t bad, but as a non fan the rest of the album doesn’t really do much for me.

    I still can’t get over the Rubber Soul album cover rip off, with its cheap as fuck PowerPoint Word Art font.

  • ta3woon

    freaking love this track. the title track jacks gorgon city / katy b’s “lover like you” so it ends up sounding good, but man this track deserves more recognition!

  • Hmm… I like this song, now let’s see if I can get through the rest of the album. Rap God Minho is dibidibis testing me tho…

  • would tiffany not utterly slay that english spoken word intro?

    “listen boy? my eyes were looking for youuu~ so i found you? hehehe<3 wellllll i know you're right there!!"