Butterfly (G-Dragon song)

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"Butterfly"
Single by G-Dragon
from the album Heartbreaker
Released October 23, 2009
Format Digital Download
Recorded 2009
Genre K-pop
Length 3:50
Label YG Entertainment
G-Dragon singles chronology
"Breathe"
(2009)
"Butterfly"
(2009)
"A Boy"
(2009)

"Butterfly" is the third single from the South Korean singer G-Dragon's first album Heartbreaker. It was released about a month after the release of his song "Breathe".

Although the end of his "Breathe" music video included a teaser for his song "A Boy", the song "Butterfly" was released first. In contrast to his previous singles (which were more upbeat, "Butterfly" has a slower tempo. G-Dragon himself describes the song as "calming"[1] while the critic for the Newsen described it as "romantic", stating that the song has an "exotic romantic rap lyrics [...and] sweet harmony vocals that appeal particularly to couples in love."[1] The song went to the top of various charts upon its release.[2]

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. "Butterfly" (featuring Jin Jung) – 3:45

Music video[edit]

While his two singles showcased G-Dragon dancing with a white backdrop, "Butterfly"'s music video heavily concentrated on computerized graphics. The singer himself was computerized for several moments throughout the music video. The girl in the video, however, was completely computerized. YG Entertainment has described the video as a "specially crafted music video [...] scheduled to coincide with the publicity."[1] The music video has drawn more than 4,000,000 views on YouTube.

Controversy[edit]

G-Dragon was again accused of plagiarism with "Butterfly" when Sony Music stated that the song was similar to Oasis's "She's Electric".[3][4] [5] All charges have since been lifted against G-Dragon. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "I지드래곤 솔로 세번째 뮤비 ‘버터플라이’ 전격공개 ‘로맨틱 애니 제작’". Newsen. 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  2. ^ (English) Kim, Lynn. "G-Dragon conquers Korean music charts" Asia Economy. September 7, 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009.
  3. ^ (English) YG Hits Sony Over Plagiarism Allegations. The Korea Times. September 25, 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009.
  4. ^ Lee Sung, Moo (October 28, 2009). "Is Plagiarism a New Genre?". The Korea Times. Retrieved November 7, 2009. 
  5. ^ (Korean) 지드래곤, '표절이라 단정하기엔 섣부른 판단!'. 한경닷컴. August 21, 2009. Retrieved October 2, 2009.
  6. ^ (Korean) “표절 경고장 불쾌”…양현석 뿔났다. donga.com. September 25, 2009. Retrieved October 2, 2009.

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