Rolling Stone Lists HyunA’s “Red” as One of the Best Music Videos of 2014

by REERA YOO | @reeraboo

K-pop star HyunA’s “Red” recently placed fifth in Rolling Stone‘s “10 Best Music Videos of 2014” and was the only Asian artist to be featured on this list.

Rolling Stone described HyunA’s music video as “a schizophrenic mess” that uses rapid scene transitions to mirror the song’s structure and “wild images [that] bring its lyrics to life.” The magazine also noted KBS’ ban of the hit song and said, “Some major Korean broadcasters thought the original video was too hot for TV, which means it might [be] just right for an American audience.”

“Red” was ranked one spot below Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.” Meanwhile, Sia’s “Chandelier” topped the list, followed by DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What” and Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts.”

This is not the first time the “Bubble Pop” star has attracted attention overseas. Last year, HyunA was invited to perform at the SXSW Music Festival as a K-pop representative, after the festival’s general manger saw her performance in Psy’s viral “Gangnam Style.”

You can watch HyunA’s “Red” music video below:

HyunA will perform “Red” at the 2014 Golden Disk Awards in Beijing on Jan. 14.