I’ve been less than thrilled with the comebacks lately. It almost feels like some groups are trying to cram in a comeback before BTS comes back and snatches up everyone’s attention…but anywho, I thought I would get some rapid-fire opinions out as more and more groups are coming back for fall.
SuperM – Jopping
Oh boy. I had such hopes for these boys. I really did. This was…a song. But was it good? Well. While I don’t want to speak poorly of Taemin or Taeyong or Mark or any of the boys in SuperM, this was just not their song. It didn’t showcase their talents in the best light and it was okay at best. The most exciting part about it was Mark’s verse. Everything else felt generic and forgettable.
Would I listen to the album? Only in the hopes that I’d find something better in one of the other tracks.
TWICE – Feel Special
I can always count on TWICE to deliver the best title tracks and this was no exception. Feel Special built upon the foundation that FANCY created but took TWICE’s “luxury jets and champagne showers” vibes to the next level. It was gorgeous and sparkly and glamorous. It made me want to rent a limo and go to a restaurant at the top of a skyscraper. I loved every second of it.
Would I listen to the album? I should have already, but I’m a terrible ONCE But yes, absolutely.
ONEUS – Lit
This was a good song. Like, I have no active complaints against it: they have excellent vocals, great choreography, the music video was entertaining and unlike anything I’d ever seen. That said, this song fell a little flat for me. I don’t know if it’s just because it didn’t feel different enough or what, but I just wasn’t really feeling this song.
Would I listen to the album? I don’t know. Maybe? I’d have to be in the right mood.
KARD – Dumb Litty
If I could take back the time that I spent listening to this, I would. It was so…loud. And it just did not feel like the best that KARD could deliver. It felt like an attempt to be 2NE1 and I was not about it. I think KARD is trying to be innovative in their sound, but they should steer more towards the island beats that they’ve been using in the past and less of this Bang Bang Bang on steroids stuff.
Would I listen to the album? Hard pass.
AB6IX – Blind for Love
This reminded me a lot of their first song, Breathe, but I think this one is a little brighter where Breathe is a little sexier. That said, I really liked it. Honestly, though AB6IX is just one of those groups that always delivers and I think that this comeback is just a perfect example of that. If we could get more range in the style of title tracks, I think they would have big things in their future.
Would I listen to the album? Yes, in a heartbeat.