Girls’ Generation – Catch Me If You Can

May 1, 2015 at 6:14 PM | Posted in Girls' Generation | 5 Comments

SINGLE REVIEW
Girls’ Generation – Catch Me If You Can

1. Catch Me If You Can
2. Girls

Catch Me If You Can is the ninth Korean/Japanese digital and physical single by South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation, released on April 22, 2015 (digitally on April 10). The single peaked at #6 on the charts and has sold 20,835 copies to date.

Because this single was released in both Korea and Japan, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Catch Me If You Can is a Korean song, just to inform you guys. It’s as hot as K-pop can get with a lot of blazing synths and deep beats in the background, it has a lot of edge and sexyness going on. SNSD has released more songs like this in the past, but this easily fits right in with the bunch as an enjoyable dance track. Gets very catchy after a while.

No edgy single is complete without a ballad balancing everything. Girls is the ballad on this single and it starts very peacefully with just a piano and it becomes more of a power ballad as it develops. I think it’s one of the best ballads SNSD has released in a long time with a very memorable hook and amazing vocals (I especially credit Tiffany, Taeyeon and Yoona for this), I could play this on repeat many times!

OVERALL RATING
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4½ stars

 

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alan – Michishirube

May 1, 2015 at 4:04 PM | Posted in alan | 2 Comments

SINGLE REVIEW
alan – Michishirube

1. Michishirube

Michishirube is the fourth Japanese digital single by Chinese/Tibetan singer alan, released on March 25, 2015.

Oh how I miss this girl, really. alan’s earlier work still is among my favorite listens ever and now she hasn’t released much mainstream material for a long time. Michishirube might not be at all like her earlier songs when it comes to the style of the music, but it is very pretty and effective. It has an exciting buildup with a little edge to it while the overall ambience of the song remains peaceful and breathtaking. I love how she still does that distant Tibetan wailing in the bridge of the song, she gives me goosebumps every single time she does it. While this song may be quite simple, it’s the secret alan formula she incorporated into this new song that makes it work so well. Very good for ‘just’ a digital release!

OVERALL RATING
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4 stars

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