And it's up to us to find those hidden gems, that might otherwise be burried under countless songs.
Every month I'll try to look back on girl group and female soloist release (I don't have time to waste on boys) and try to find out the song that should have been "IT" but was overlooked.
What's my expertise on this?
It's just fun & games but to paraphrase the great Eugene Lee Yang
Ailee - Lovin'
TT: "Make up your mind"
ISHB: "Ain't talking about me"
It's nice... I guess
Am I the only one missing the You & I era?
Both "Tattoo" and "Make up your time" make for good summery TTs; but I tend to favor the sexiness of "Ain't talking About me" (it has a tiny bit or Ariana to it) with "525" as a follow up.
OMG - Dear OMG
TT: "Dun Dun Dance"
It's honestly a perfect summer song: it's fun, has replay quality, can fade in the background of your (safe distance) beach party... It's just good mindless fun.
The album itself isn't very interesting, it tried to be chill but quickly fall into "boring/forgettable" territory.
Swan is the only other song to catch my ear.
WJSN: the black - My attitude
Easy is IT.
When in doubt, refer to rule 1: I'm right, you're wrong.
Fromis_9 - 9 Way Ticket
TT: "We go"
ISHB: "Air plane mode"
Objectively, "We go" was the right pick, but "Air plane mode" is such a cute little summer song.
Rocket Punch - Ring Ring
TT: "Ring Ring"
You know why.
UZA - Prototype
dior_chic you need this song in your life
The synth, the bass, the city pop...
At the risk of sounding like a broken record that-retro-shit>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
TRI.BE - Conmigo
None of the song are good, but "Rub-a-Dum" has more of a TT vibe.
They need to drop that KARD/Idle/BP mashup nonsense though
Pixy - Fairy forest: Bravery
TT: "Let me know"
ISHB: "The Moon"
"Let me know" is a great song. The Dreamcatcher influence is present without being too strong.
The song is catchy, and nicely sets the mood for the rest of the album + showcase the girls strong point.
For argument’s sake, I'd go with "The Moon"
+ I'll always appreciate girls rocking Sailor pants.
Heize - Happen
ISHB: "Like the first time"
"Happen" is the least interesting song of the album.
Both "Like the first time" and "Hi, hello" have more lasting power.
Bling Bling - Contrast
TT: "Oh Mama"
I'm not a fan of "Oh Mama", but it does make sense as a TT, especially with summer approaching.
Still I prefer "Milkshake" (but it's not a TT)
Everglow - Last Melody
ISHB: "Don't ask"
What kind of SM boy group reject?
I know girls do it better, but that doesn't mean we have to recycle all the trash.
Bless the girls for being such good performers, because that song is the kind of trash you'd expect from try hard boy group playing grown-ups.
"Don't ask don't tell" is clearly the superior song. Cute summer song... but it lacks the oumph.
Woo!Ah - Wish
"Purple" Chorus is a bit of a let down. The song, although, more of a TT, is too "noisy" for me.
I like the "easy" quality of "Scaredy cat" (it would have been such a cute forgettable, summer song), BUT, "Pandora" has that classic TT vibe.
GWSN - The other side of the Moon
TT: "Like it hot"
ISHB: "I can't breathe"
I very much enjoy this mini.
GWSN is proving to be a really strong group, constantly delivering A+ quality song and visuals.
I adore the sexiness of "I can't breathe".
Joy - Hello
TT: " Hello"
Unpopular opinion, but I love "Hello".
Joy might not be the best singer, but her smile is contagious.
Not only is "Hello" the perfect TT for summer, it's also the perfect song for Joy.
I know many were expecting a sexier debut, but this fits her so well.
BONUS: The volunteers - The Volunteers
TT: "Let me go"
ISHB: "The pink Top"
"The pink Top" makes me feel young but not inadequate (unlike some of dear Olivia's song, I'm sorry girl I can't be 17). The whole album could be the OST for 10 things I hate about you (which again should give you an indication about my age) and I'd be fine with that.
"Medecine" and "S.A.D" are also great songs.
Between the Volunteers and Måneskin I feel like I've gone back a decade.
source: [에일리 OFFICIAL] aileemusic, [힐링], starshipTV, Official fromis_9, MBCkpop, UZA, TRI_BE 트라이비 Official Channel, PIXY, Heize, bling bling, everglow, Woo!ha, 공원소녀 GWSN OFFICIAL, SMTWON, volunteers