April 27, 2014 at 3:55 PM | Posted in After School | Leave a comment


1. Shh
2. rock it!
3. Shh (Instrumental)
4. rock it! (Instrumental)

Shh is the sixth Japanese single by South-Korean girl group AFTERSCHOOL, released on January 29, 2014. The single debuted at #7 on the Oricon Charts and has sold 16,483 copies to date.

AFTERSCHOOL has been releasing some really good Japanese stuff lately, and I have definitely been wondering about this single. Shh bears some resemblance to ‘Heaven’ in terms of 80s synthpop sound, but I think that’s exactly what Japanese music sometimes lacks. It’s pretty laid back for a song of that particular genre, but it’s catchy nonetheless. It takes me back in time to the 80s, when music was probably at its best if you ask me. Very good approach to that!

Jung-Ah, Raina, Lizzy and Kaeun take on rock it!, the B-side of this single. Raina and Lizzy are good vocalists, I have got to know their styles a little better by listening to ORANGE CARAMEL, but this song is definitely not that cute. It has a more aggressive approach, more dance/pop than Shh and less of the 80s vibe. Great way to have two uptempo songs that are completely different. Although this song ‘rocks it’, it’s not too special or anything. Just nice as a B-side.

4 stars


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