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.