ANDA Asks New Fans “What You Waiting For”
After years of struggling to reach mainstream fame other than her delightfully controversial “Touch,” ANDA boldly switches stylistic directions with her debut song under YG’s sub-label YGX, “What You Waiting For,” released on March 6.
The pulsating electronic rhythm is supplied by fellow YG sub-labelmate, producer R.Tee, who has produced music for BLACKPINK, iKON, and BIGBANG. ANDA’s distinct voice cuts through the sharp beat with fierce intention as if she’s finally received the chance for you to clearly hear her. She channels this renewed determination through the frustration in her voice; the lyrics aimed directly at a lover who hesitates to reciprocate her love despite ANDA giving him mixed signals. The high-quality production perfectly complements ANDA’s powerful, thick tone that commands the attention of the entire room.
It’s refreshing to see ANDA’s beauty finally being recognized as she stunts against the crisp technological backdrops. While the choreography is a bit stiff at moments, the singer proves she has the star power to project herself as a multifaceted female soloist. We’re curious to see whether or not EDM will be the new basis of her sound under the new label, but so far it seems to be working. It’s infectious, cool, and begs to be blasted loudly.
The 28-year-old may be a senior among the increasingly young idols these days, but ANDA continues to define norms by opening doors for herself. She can prove she is a force to be reckoned with—it’ll be exciting to see what direction she’ll take with this new path.