Three MVs released on the same day as my Philosophy orals. What are you doing to me, Korea? Do you want me to fail my senior year of university?
I decided to review them all in one go, actual song included since Rainbow’s is a digital single, and Nine Muses has just one other song. Please keep in mind that I just came home from midterms, and believe you me, you have not been grilled until you’ve been grilled about Thomas Aquinas. 😐
No Playboy by Nine Muses – Underwhelming. It’s catchy, but it lacks some serious oomph. If I were to compare it to another song, I’d compare it to Supermodel (Work) by RuPaul (Yeah, just ignore the girls; I couldn’t find a working version of RuPaul in all her majesty): it’s not supposed to show off anything other than your hot bod, which the girls have. Also Julien Kang. Ahem. In any case, I’m waiting until I hear them on a radio show or something before I judge the girls’ skills; debut songs are not always the best place to get a taste of vocal ability.
A by Rainbow – Leaps and bounds better than I wanna gossheep gurl~, which makes you wonder why DSP even bothered with that ridiculous debut song if they had the ability to churn out something like this? It’s got a very mod, Austin Powers-y, femme fatale vibe, which is certainly a route none of the current girl groups have gone yet. Look-wise, I’m liking the overall sleeker look, though I did notice that one of the girls is in possession of a very good push-up bra.
Madonna by Secret – Well, it’s very gold. The dresses need to go though, as they wash the girls out, especially against the gold background, gold floor, gold wash…I’m not a fan of the ashy purple on Hyosung but everyone else is really pretty. Overall concept and sound is very similar to Magic, but I don’t think it’s as big a deal as everyone is making it out to be, probably because I’m a fan of the girls. In any case, I don’t think it takes too much away from the song’s merit; at the very least, the girls are certainly working it hard enough.
Will be reviewing Secret’s Madonna mini-album soon so watch out for that! 🙂