"It's a sleek murder facility, and instead of escaping...EXO are rapping."
9 May 2017 - 1:32 PM  UPDATED 9 May 2017 - 1:34 PM

There are many reaction videos of K-pop songs on YouTube, but what would happen when you get some classically-trained musicians to give their thoughts on some popular K-pop singles?

In the latest edition in the "Classical Musicians React" video series by YouTuber ReacttotheK, 13 classically trained musicians were asked to watch EXO's "Lucky One" and "Monster" MVs, and the results were equal parts enlightening and entertaining!

"Lucky One" was first up and everyone is immediately impressed with the video, as well as the visuals and dancing of each EXO member (unsurprisingly). Music-wise, everyone was quite fond of the song's use of synth and the unique blend of melody lines going throughout the song, though not everyone was a fan of the use of autotune.

While "Lucky One" scored positive points with almost everyone, the "Monster" MV blew everyone away. Not only did the "Monster" dance choreography and the ambitious video concept wow every musician, they were also super impressed with the song's hard-hitting blend of experimental music, electronica, and just the right amount of autotune.

Having said that, not everyone was a fan of Baekhyun ripping off his ear chains at the end of the MV and there were quite a few winces that went around the group!

Check out what classic musicians think of EXO's "Monster" and "Lucky One" right here and let us know what you think.


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