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Watch MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul Wrestle With Her Dark Side in ‘Eclipse’

The rapper and vocalist presents a powerful blend of rock, synth and trap on the lead single from her new EP ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’

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Riddhi Chakraborty Feb 14, 2020

"Eclipse" evolves the K-pop girl-crush concept, diving right into unabashed badassary as Moonbyul presents a war between her dark and light side.

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MAMAMOO rapper and vocalist Moonbyul made her solo comeback earlier today with the EP Dark Side Of The Moon. Led by the single “Eclipse,” the six-track EP is the follow-up to the rapper’s 2018 debut with Selfish.

The music video for “Eclipse” evolves the K-pop girl-crush concept, diving right into unabashed badassary as Moonbyul presents a war between her dark and light side. The visuals swap between hard-hitting urban choreography and clips of two Moonbyuls–one clad in white and the other in black–as they face off against each other through their reflections in a mirror. The Moonbyul dressed in black sits on a throne and exudes an eerie confidence while the Moonbyul in white is the picture of calm resignation. Clips of choreography are intersected between shots of Moonbyul facing herself and the end result is a thrilling and deliciously classic tale of dark versus light.

In the lyrics of “Eclipse,” the rapper paints herself as a savior, promising to become a force of nature that can save the listener from peril; “When the moon covers the sun/When that light is lost and darkness falls/I’ll become a star and shine on you/Overcome the darkness and light up light up light up/I’ll save you with my light.” The beats are a powerful blend of rock, synth and trap and Moonbyul takes the opportunity to show off her vocal skills on high notes during the chorus. The adlibs are menacing and haunting, pitch changes making her vocals sound demonic at times and at other moments angelic with clean harmonies.

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Dark Side Of The Moon is surprisingly expansive in the genres it explores despite its short length, experimenting with jazz, blues, ballads and hip-hop across the six tracks.

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