gugudan Reveals Second Unit Group: SEMINA
gugudan’s Sejeong, Mina, and Nayoung came back as a trio just in time for the season! The three girls, participants of Mnet’s Produce 101 Season 1, touched the sentimental heartstrings of national producers with their official unit debut as gugudan SEMINA.
The title track, “샘이나,” immediately caught our attention for a special reason. It’s a clever technique using a homophone for the title of the song (“샘이나") with the group name (SEMINA), it’s a great way to make an impression on the listener, because it instantly sticks in your head! And the fact that the track is a perfect summer bop just makes everything even better.
A track with a steady rhythmic flow, the song gives off a funky vibe, hyping up the atmosphere. gugudan SEMINA talks about the emotion of jealousy one feels when in love; the three girls express these uncontrollable emotions with Sejeong’s power vocals, Nayoung’s charming voice, and Mina’s distinct rap.
The music video involves a wide and vibrant color scheme, evoking a sense of happiness. A perfect representation of summer, yellow seems to dominate all the other colors with its appearance in a countless number of scenes. The noticeably popping colors make a strong emphasis on the bright theme. Furthermore, the addition of cute graphics and transitions liken the video to that of a comic, which is a nice throwback to some childhood memories. Including a variety of background settings, the film succeeds in portraying Nayoung’s chic attitude along with Sejeong and Mina’s adorable manners, especially through fashion; the group was able to show off their irresistible charms as a whole. Let’s take a look at the video:
Single Album: SEMINA
Along with the title song, the album SEMINA includes another track called “Ruby Heart.” gugudan SEMINA compares one’s heart to the color of a ruby, the exact reason for the song’s title. Similarly to “샘이나,” this track also incorporates a fast-paced beat to lighten up the mood. On one side, it’s evident that the vocals have slightly changed to convey a hint of confidence as the lyrics express. The amazing harmonies between the members create a pleasing combination of voices with the underlying melody.
Finally, the album comes to an end with the instrumental version of “샘이나.” Just through the instrumental, listeners will be able to tell that this track is a must on their go-to playlist, an especially flawless fit in the summer category.
gugudan’s SEMINA debuted with a catchy seasonal track “샘이나.” With their extraordinarily dynamic presence, the three members have captivated the stage within moments. A trio in the hearts of many since their reveal as Jellyfish Entertainment trainees, the debut turned out to be the perfect match with the summer season!