Classical Musicians React: The Unit 'Question'

Classical Musicians React: The Unit 'Question'

Kevin: Because the vocal line was minor that time, they used A minor instead of A major. Aww! Jarod: What a big unit. You've never heard that phrase? Collin: No, what the hell are you talkin' about?
Jordan: Are you talking about absolute unit?
Jarod: Absolute unit. Like basically, if there's something that's fat, like a little fat, or whatever, it's like, what an absolute unit. Collin: Is this something old people say?
Jarod: Nah, it didn't quite make its way into mainstream memeing, but…
Collin: Oh, God! Umu: So, The Unit was a rebooting program for male and female idols whose groups weren't doing very well, and in the program some groups released a music video because they won a challenge. Jordan: For the fourth mission, popular producers made songs for the show to be released as digital singles. Teams appealed to the producers to be given their song of choice. The winning performance team would have their track listed as the title track and would release a music video. Umu: So 'Question' is one of those mission songs, and it's produced by Choi Hyunjoon and Park Seulgi.
Charlotte: Who is this group? Umu: It's a bunch of different K-pop idols. So, the members are from the groups, including Bigflo, Boyfriend, IMFACT, MADTOWN, and IM as well as soloist Jungha. James: Okay. Ooh. Melissa: Choreography. Also sound. Fiona: Wow. It sounds so fuzzy. Like, warm. Round. Like the edges of all the sounds in the song.
Aaron: Wait, sorry, what? Collin: It's like, it sounds like someone's on a disk, like scratching. Jarod: Wock, wock, wock, wock. Collin: But it's deeper. Oh, shit! Jarod: Little piano splash, right there, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Collin: Yeah. He's filled. Charlotte: Who is that? Peyton: Yeah. They're like..
Charlotte: Oh!! Mmm! Peyton: Half time. Kick it up, kick it up. Both: Woo! Kevin: Nice. Oh, my God. It's got nice retro appeal. It's like is this funk, or is this a more dancehall, 70s disco, you know? I like it. Aaron: Look at that, though, that's awesome!
Fiona: Yeah. Fiona: It's amazing how sparkly. We like sparkles because it looks like water, and humans like water.
Aaron: There you go. Jarod: they back. Well, that's pretty cool.
Collin: Okay, so it went to triple. Kevin: Ooh, I like those little piano chords. Kind of not really in the beat. That's a hair. Oh, my God. Fiona: That guy was cute–rapper guy.
Aaron: Yeah, I know, yeah. Fiona: Oh, my God! He's like the greaser hottie guy. Aah! That was so cute! Because the vocal line was minor that time, they used A minor instead of A major. Awwwww!! Did I fall for it? Not this time. Even the A major and the chorus has a dominant seven quality, so it's like there's a little bit of blues influence. Maybe more than a little bit. Collin: Uh! Uh! Collin: You hear the guitar? (singing) Melissa: Ooh!
James: Oh! Melissa: This is actually cool. James: Yeah! Melissa: Ooh! Peyton: (singing) James: Nice dance break. Wow Collin: The emphasis of the last section was on two, and then they came back in on two.
Jarod: Oh, wow. Collin: So the beat was off-place. Dude, he's got a choker on.
Jarod: Yeah.
Collin: Wow.
Jarod: Oh, there go the jackets. Kevin: Ends in A. How long was that? Was that four minutes? No, it was three and a half!
Isaac: Wow!
Kevin: Ah, it felt so stretched out. It's so rich. Once you mentioned how they added, that I think, dubstep part, Kevin: Yeah
Isaac: to prolong the song. The way they transition things, it kind of, I think that enforces that a lot more, because you're so focused on oh, it's spiraling downwards, and all of a sudden we're rising up into a whole new section. So like, feeling the grains between the transitions, I think that really helps the prolongation. The audial grains? I will argue that the song is by bitonal. Is it A major? Is it C major?
Isaac: BartΓ³k? Kevin: We don't know. There are C majors hinted a few times, but the problem is the song always resolves in A major, but all the other chords are part of C major. So is the A major just a mixture or not? You know, that's almost like the Piccardy third thing that we talk about but elevated to like, three thousand. James: Interesting. Melissa: I felt like, okay, I'm gonna be mean. Ready?
James: Oh, God. Melissa: I thought it was very generic, most of it, and I got really bored. There were some really rhythmically interesting moments in most of the song. The part with like, the crazy bass drop, where they were like, bwahh, bwahh! I was like, ooh, I'm listening. Okay, something different. But then it went right back. So I was just kind of like, I wish that they had more of the "bwahh" the whole time. James: Yeah.
Melissa: It was like, that was the exciting part. I feel like it just was very short. James: Mm-hmm.
Melissa: And the rest of the song was very long.
James: It's interesting you mention that, because I noticed – I think this is one of the first music videos we've watched today, Melissa: Yeah.
James: they've all been lyric videos –
Melissa: That's true.
James: and for some reason their dancing was so wonderful
Melissa: Yeah.
James: and on-point that I realized a minute or so in that I wasn't really listening, I was just like wow, they dance really…. So, I closed my eyes at one point, like a minute or two before the drop section happened, Melissa: Yeah.
James: to actually try to listen to what was going on, and when I closed my eyes and stopped watching them dancing – their dancing was wonderful – but when I stopped watching them dancing, it didn't sound as generic to me.
Melissa: Really?
James: Like really listening? Yeah, but that's just me. Melissa: I feel like that's partly like having your eyes closed and being like, ooh, I'm feeling the music. It just… it wasn't bad or anything, it was just kind of like… James: I'd say it wasn't as complex as some of the things that we've listened to previously.
Melissa: Yeah, we've been spoiled today. James: Yeah.
Melissa: I thought it was just a lot of like… James: The fact that I had to close my eyes and kind of dig deep to find the interesting things maybe kind of goes to that point. Like it wasn't as obvious, per se, as other songs.
Melissa: Exactly.
James: I enjoyed it though. Umu: You talked a lot about fashion. Aaron: I know, I'm sorry. I'm just on clothes right now. There was a little bit of chromaticism that I noticed.
Fiona: Yeah.
Aaron: And then how they switched. I don't know, there was a lot in like, they switched from one key to another, and changed outfits. I think that's why I focused on their outfits so much, is because that happened.
Fiona: Their outfits represented different parts of the song,
Aaron: Yeah. Fiona: or moods of the chorus vs. verses. Collin: Wow!
Jarod: So this song was written and then they chose it to perform?
Jordan: Yeah. Jarod: Cuz it's like, you can kind of almost tell because in the writing, as far as the voice parts, it's pretty generic. Collin: Yeah.
Jarod: Cuz it's like, you know, sometimes when something's written for a specific group it'll play to the strengths of its members, like if somebody's good at this, XY. It felt like everything was pretty risk-free as far as K-pop stuff goes, you know. It was interesting….
Collin: Yeah, I would agree. Yeah. But I also thought it was better than just generic,
Jarod: Yeah.
Collin: cuz it was convincing, for the most part, I think. Jarod: I think this shows that this group has
Collin: it's better than a lot for sure. potential, I guess.
Collin: Yeah.
Jarod: It would be interesting to see if they were given a song that was written for them. Pretty good. Collin: Yeah, pretty good. Pretty good, period.
Jarod: Yeah. They've earned it, You know. They took what they had and I feel like they worked well with what they had.
Collin: Yeah, for sure.
Jarod: So it's like, good luck to your future.
Collin: We should dye our hair. Hello, everyone, I'm Umu, React to the K channel creator, and I'd like to thank you for watching this video. I really hope you enjoyed or learned something from it. If you'd like to support us or help React to the K grow, you can do so by visiting our Patreon, and help us out by pledging any amount you can. 'Til next time.


  • SunnyLikesRanting says:

    Thank you for this!

  • Ruza says:

    React to different unb mv and long flight by teayong

  • lion AF says:

    The unit have so many great people that is so underrated which is seriously so sad and i kinda is hoping for second season but kbs is like broke now so i don't really know..

  • lion AF says:


  • ISMA_ says:

    Euijin’s whole being πŸ₯° Leewoo’s voice πŸ₯°

  • John Ross Lincoln says:

    Please please please React to FEVER by GFriend
    Love your videos u gotta big fan in Brisbane Australia.

  • πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– says:


  • Hyunbin Aegyo says:

    Please react to Ailee room shaker πŸ™.

  • Abbygail Mendoza says:

    Can you guys react to All Day too? In celebration of Hangyul winning in Produce ☺

  • Anny, μ• λ‹ˆ , をニー says:

    All the songs of the unit are so good 😭 dancing whit the devil is probably my favorite one

  • Alyssa Bautista says:

    I miss them 😭

  • Jane Dalyn Tanguan says:

    Woah- thank you for this. I suddenly missed watching The Unit ❀

    Edited: More The Unit reaction pleasee

  • Claude Herac says:

    Ooooh the unit!

  • samueltarly says:

    Thank you!
    The guy on the thumbnail, Euijin, is currently promoting as a solo. His song is called Insomnia .
    There's a lot of drums and solid diff sounds there. Maybe you can include it in your list and do a reaction next time. Thanks!

  • yelimoreno says:

    Omg they're reacting to this song… Yikes! One of my faves from the unit.

  • Teaching & Traveling SOON says:

    Please have them react to imfact since ungjae was in this video

  • Teaching & Traveling SOON says:

    My feels for this came back, I remember saying that they could be the final group with how well this group just worked.

  • mynameismayonaise says:

    please react to taeyong's long flight and gaho's fly!

  • Music SK says:

    Thank you so much for reacting to Question! I love the Unit and this song is an absolute bop! πŸ‘πŸ₯°

  • Rh. Official says:

    React to taeyong long flight please

  • ηˆ±εΎ·εŽε…ΉνŽ˜λ¦¬ says:

    You guys finally reacted to this ive been waiting for years

  • Tyisha Allen says:

    I like this song but All Day is also a bop. With Jun's vocals in the song. It really brought it to life

  • KLP says:

    man i’ve been emo about the unit so much since yesterday cuz i keep seeing ppl now using hangyul fancams since he won on produce and now this.. my heart can only handle so much (but thank you for this the unit was a gem of a survival show that i miss)

    edit: now i’m watching the video and saw daewon and got sad and then saw lee geon and now i’m a mess and wanna rewatch the unit and drown in my feels

  • Lucy Grayson says:

    Please do more The Unit reactions, especially the live versions of the composed songs!!!!

  • ailem 2707 says:

    Ahhh!!! Been waiting for this since it was put in the schedule

  • Old Books at Midnight says:

    Hwang Jungha, formerly of Beatwin, (2:55, "that's a hair, oh my god", "that guy is cute, rapper guy")
    Daewon, formerly of Madtown and UNB, (1:22)
    Lee Geon, formerly of Madtown, now a solo artist under the name Lee Woo (2:07)
    Donghyun, formerly of Boyfriend, (3:14, he did the finger heart)
    Giseok, formerly of IM66 due to a scandal, though IM66 is seemingly disbanded (2:15)
    Ungjae of IMFACT (1:54, "who is that?!")
    Euijin of Bigflo, formerly of UNB and A.Cian, now a solo artist out with "Insomnia" (1:34)

  • Julia Lee says:

    hi! idk if you've heard of "vocal play" but please PLEASE react to some of the performances from that show
    there's an a cappella group called voiceband exit that is on that show and they did a cover of DNA & IDOL and it was super super cool

  • Layanne C. says:

    Please, react to Baek Yerin across the universe

  • AnA says:

    Can you guys react to ailee room shaker? its an awesome comeback title track.

  • Nurvi B says:

    Thank youuu please react to the other groups as well, unitB and unitG deserves better πŸ’Ÿ

  • joyridefox says:

    React to Taeyong’s solo track long flight plzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Matias Vazquez says:

    I cried a lot during The Unit, i just feel so sad for all of them, they were all amazing and skilled (unlike idols these days) and that program was the last chance for the most of them.. It's not fair 😭😭😭

  • Ciera Starlight says:

    One of my favs from the unit. I rather appreciated the simplicity which is rare to find in kpop idol songs these days lol. It's hard to resist the beauty of Hwang Jungha. πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

  • Mel h says:

    I love all your reactions, and thanks to you I learned a lot about music <3

    The Unit broke my heart, My Donghyun, my Boyfriend </ 3

    Please react to a Boyfriend song or Jeongmin's solo song they deserve a lot of support.

    Pd: Donghyun is the boy with gray hair and chocker

  • Cherry Moon says:

    Please react to dean–howlin' 404 πŸ™πŸ’•

  • Tan Ling says:

    It's been awhile since I last heard / watched this but now all the amazing memories are coming back! It's such a great song with amazing rappers, vocals and dancers in it! I love The Unit πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  • Melody Lights Ahgases Starlight Inspirit says:

    My UNB heart.. 😭😭

  • Asni Dewi says:

    More the unit reaction please and gfriend fever and flower (japan or korean version)

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