In Korea Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is not the 1968 Ian Fleming's book based film nor the musical popular in US and London during the late 1960s. In Korea, it is the title of Lee Hyori's newest single.
In the music video of ``Chitty Chitty Bangbang,'' she appears as an alien. Led by her fellow dancers, Lee is dressed in bright colored outfits, various wigs and dark eye makeup resembling Lady Gaga.
Different she may be, but it's hard to ignore the fact that she went a bit overboard with the colors and costumes. And the fact that she was ``inspired'' by Lady Gaga may also work as a minus in terms of originality.
The music, which is one of the most important aspects of a singer, is currently under the microscope by fans and experts.
``(Chitty Chitty bangbang) is powerful, with the intro starting with drum beats, a staccato rap style and speedy bridge. It's a good combination of power and beats,'' a reporter from the sports daily Sports Seoul wrote, while other Web sites and reporters pointed out the lack of creativity. Despite the criticism, it's evident that Lee has continued to contribute to the music scene, and we will have to wait and see if she will be able to impress fans with her music, along with her clothes and makeup.