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On Hellokpop Playlist: Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon Sings Of A Dangerous Love In Digital Pre-Release Single “Can’t Control Myself”

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Everyone, roll out the red carpet because King Taeyeon is here!

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon is out there effortlessly proving herself as a trustworthy vocalist with the power of making listeners feel endless emotions in the new digital pre-release single “Can’t Control Myself.”

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This time, Taeyeon presents herself with a surprise far from her vibrant and colorful image with “Weekend,” her last digital single, which was released in July 2021.

On January 17, SM Entertainment revealed the digital pre-release single “Can’t Control Myself” as part of Taeyeon’s upcoming 3rd full album. The track is a pop-punk genre ballad song with an intense sound that stimulates boundless emotions, which Taeyeon smoothly conveys through each note.

taeyeon pre-release digital single

It is no wonder how the song falls perfectly fit with the songstress’ elegance as she participated in the lyrics writing. In particular, the lyrics for “Can’t Control Myself” contain the pain and agony of a person who keeps on returning to a dangerous love and constantly craves for the other’s heart and attention.

taeyeon pre-release digital single can't control myself

And the fact that Taeyeon returns with this unexpected genre is incredible, in every sense of the word. Her music spectrum is so wide that it makes fans and the general public anticipate her every release.

It’s entirely fascinating how her sweet voice manages to convey pain and torment as if she is currently experiencing it. This goes especially with the lyrics “In front of you / Everything becomes out of control / It feels like everything is going to explode / Cause I can’t control myself”

“Can’t Control Myself” Music Video

The music video for “Can’t Control Myself” contains cinematic composition and directing set on a theater stage to create a dramatic visual beauty. Combined with Taeyeon’s exemplary acting, playing a woman who was deeply hurt by love, the music video was filled with imagery and symbolism that contributes to the release’s sense of immersion.

Taeyeon starts the music video facing a mirror as she washes dirt and blood from her hands and face. Then, a short-haired Taeyeon in a red dress faces an audience that seems to start the image of a musical act.

Screenshot from SM Entertainment

The scene forwards while Taeyeon feels attached to the man she just met and hopes to see him constantly. As she changes to her black clothes, another image of a downhearted Taeyeon sits behind the kitchen sink in what seems to have her reflect on the events that had happened in her life.

taeyeon pre-release digital single can't control myself

Screenshot from SM Entertainment

This time, the man leaves Taeyeon behind. However, the young woman immediately runs towards his arms as soon as she sees him again. Nearing the climax of the music video, the crowd gives her a round of applause while she heads behind the curtains to remove her wig, revealing her long blonde hair.

Screenshot from SM Entertainment

Screenshot from SM Entertainment

Then, as a group of people meets her with a birthday cake with lighted candles, Taeyeon reappears, crowded by paparazzi who seem to ignore her miserable state. In the middle of the chaos, the man watches her from afar but maintains their distance.

taeyeon pre-release digital single can't control myself

Screenshot from SM Entertainment

taeyeon pre-release digital single can't control myself

Screenshot from SM Entertainment

In the latter part of the music video, we see a devastated Taeyeon trying to convey her inner emotions to the man, who seems only to pay attention to the audience’s response. The whole release was absolute perfection, with the ending scene leaving fans with a breathtaking image of Taeyeon smiling through the pain as the curtains closed.

taeyeon pre-release digital single can't control myself

Screenshot from SM Entertainment

It is needless to say that Taeyeon always brings something new to the music industry. Her wonderful voice emits thousands of emotions while accompanying her impressive acting. This way, fans could feel the heartbreak that the song was trying to imply in every scene. So it is no exaggeration to say that Taeyeon, herself, is the masterpiece.

Meanwhile, Taeyeon’s pre-release digital single “Can’t Control Myself” saw the light on January 17 at 6:00 PM KST. The music video was also released on the same day and is screened as an advertisement at Megabox branches in South Korea for a month starting January 18. Furthermore, Taeyeon will drop her 3rd full album sometime in February 2022.

Watch the music video for Taeyeon’s pre-release single “Can’t Control Myself” here.


Image and Video Source: SM Entertainment

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