B-Sides: Recent Repeats Part 4
Between the end of April and beginning of May, we’ve had a lot of big name comebacks to enjoy. Here are some of the best B-sides that we’ve been enjoying in recent weeks.
“Bass” - NU’EST
“Bass” really stands out from NU’EST’s latest album because it really is nothing like most of the tracks we hear from the group. With a heavy EDM melody and upbeat disposition, it’s hard not to find yourself jamming to this track even on the first listen. “Bass” shows us another side of NU’EST and their musical prowess.
“Gravity” - Oh My Girl
Oh My Girl is a group known for their classic cutesy girl group concept and musical sound, but “Gravity” shows us that this group is capable of dominating other genres, too. “Gravity” has a smooth R&B rhythm that is nicely complemented by the strong vocals of the group. This is really the first time I’ve heard the group go outside their signature sound, and it’s a welcome change.
“Bebe” - Kim Donghan
Kim Donghan has had somewhat of a polarizing solo career thus far, with “Sunset” doing quite well and “Goodnight Kiss” falling somewhat flat. The latest return is a hit or miss for most fans, but there’s no doubt that “Bebe” has an addicting, jaunty beat that has some lovely retro vibes that we don’t hear in his title tracks.
“Say It” - WayV
WayV is definitely dominating the C-Pop world, and is doing quite well in Korea and internationally as well. “Say It” has a complex melodic line that begins quite soft and suddenly changes tone at the buildup to the chorus. The bold choice for the melody, including the line post-chorus that goes down a half step, leaves a lasting impression on the listener that won’t soon be forgotten.
“We Are” - EXID
It’s been a bit of a bittersweet roller coaster recently for EXID fans, with fears of the group disbanding upon the news that Hani and Junghwa did not resign with the agency. “We Are” holds a very sentimental message that many interpret as a disbandment song. Despite that fact, the instrumentals and vocal lines are very smooth, and make for a memorable soft track. We can only hope this isn’t their goodbye.