K.Will, Junggigo, Jooyoung, and Brother Su have come together to release the gently upbeat R&B romp, “Cook For Love“.
As with most holiday releases, “Cook For Love” does not attempt to reinvent or alter K-pop’s R&B/soul formula. Instead of offering novelty, the song provides exactly what one would expect from the featured singers: adequately soulful performances over an inoffensive instrumental backing.
The instrumental itself was something akin to a light funk jam and it coupled unexpectedly well with K.Will, Junggigo, and Jooyoung’s modulated but airy vocals. Brother Su, on the other hand, offered an interesting contrast with his higher pitched and almost child-like voice. He was not only a much-needed contrast tonally, he also injected a bit of cuteness into the whole romp. As a group, the singers complimented one another while remaining distinct enough to be discernible.
If we were going for a cooking metaphor, though, “Cook For Love” was satisfyingly bland. It did not leave a bad taste in my mouth, but it was not a taste that I would either remember or wish to partake upon again.
The “Cook For Love” music video highlights the crooners and their … lackluster visuals. None of the featured singers (excluding Jooyoung, because he does not appear in the MV) are known for being lookers, and that fact serves the music video’s storyline well. K.Will, Junggigo, and Brother Su are boys-next-door aiming to please their significant others with Valentine’s Day food. Once again, the concept on its own is nothing of note, but it’s the execution that makes each individual singer endearing. Additionally, for fans of ‘Please Take Care Of My Refrigerator‘, Chef Sam Kim displays his pasta and salad-making skills in a brief cameo.
Real talk though, the star of the video is not any of the singers. This video revolves around serving up (food pun intended) 3 1/2 minutes of food porn.
Fuuuuuuuck. That’s all I want for Valentine’s Day.