AFTERSCHOOL – Lady Luck / Dilly Dally

September 4, 2012 at 5:30 PM | Posted in After School | Leave a comment

SINGLE REVIEW
AFTERSCHOOL – Lady Luck – Dilly Dally

1. Lady Luck
2. Dilly Dally
3. SLOW LOVE
4. Lady Luck [Instrumental]
5. Dilly Dally [Instrumental]
6. SLOW LOVE [Instrumental]

Lady Luck / Dilly Dally is the fourth Japanese single by South-Korean girl group AFTERSCHOOL, released on June 13, 2012. The single debuted at #3 on the Oricon charts, selling a total of 17,572 units.

I haven’t heard a cute song from AFTERSCHOOL in quite a while, and actually I never heard one in their Japanese discography, so Lady Luck is a first-timer. It’s such a fluffy, cute and uplifting song, but you’ll probably like it when you’re a girl like me, this is definitely no guy stuff.  I really like the melody in the chorus and the way A.S.’s girly vocals sing it, everything fits together and the synths make it a little poppier. I really enjoyed this.

Dilly Dally isn’t a cute song at all, it’s a little more fierce and quite like ‘Rambling girls’ toned down a bit. This song fits their album ‘PLAYGIRLZ’ a lot more than Lady Luck did for example, but this is an entire new era and they’re free to experiment. After hearing the fluffy track before this one, Dilly Dally is pretty enjoyable too, putting the group in a completely different perspective.

SLOW LOVE takes the single to a slower spot, it’s a smooth and soft R&B ballad with light and vibrant vocals by the girls to make it a little airy. I like the percussion in this song, consisting of bass kicks and handclaps, it goes very well with the very light synth sound as well. The piano plays light notes in the background and the bridge even features an acoustic guitar. The music is more sensible than audible so I can really appreciate this arrangement.

Lady Luck / Dilly Dally is veeeery close to perfection, so close I’m just gonna give it 5 stars right away. The first track will remain my favorite, but the other two tracks weren’t less amazing or anything. It’s a well balanced single, it feaures everything a good single should have. We have a cute uptempo, a sexier uptempo and a smooth R&B ballad, everything these girls are actually good at. I can’t be more proud of them.

OVERALL RATING

5 stars

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