If the opening chords to 2011's Sixth Sense sound familiar, it’s because the same melody was used as the intro to 2008's Alles Neu by the German artist, Peter Fox. Both songs are sampled from the fourth movement of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No.7 in C Minor.
While 2009's Abracadabra remains Brown Eyed Girls’ most well-known song, Sixth Sense is my favorite, and a large portion of the reason why is this fan-fucking-tastic music video, which remains—eight years later—one of the best musical complements ever put to film.
I mean, seriously, just look at it! Revel in its production values. Let its nuanced yet powerful background story wash over you. Prostrate yourself beneath its relevant-in-the-year-2018 themes. (Hashtag resist!)
Brown Eyed Girls, one of the most charismatic girl groups in the business, has a history of playing to their strengths. No song embodies that as well as Sixth Sense (well, maybe Warm Hole, but that song deserves a column of its own). It draws you in as few other girl group tracks do; sucks you in with a vortex of powerful noise and visuals and dancing, and doesn’t let you go until you’ve succumbed to its power.