남주긴 아까워 by Spica S is a minor dissappointment

This is less of a review and more of an inquiry as to who else on the wordpress blogosphere feels the same way as me. To preface, I find it to be an enjoyable, well constructed song that just unfortunately sounded a lot more like Sistar than Spica. I like me some Sistar, but switching Sistar for Spica is like getting promised a well prepared steak and getting served M&Ms. Those two foods were picked because I feel like Spica has a meaty deeper tone that is full bodied, where Sistar is high and sugary. This song has low points (mostly the rap section) but stays extremely high and nasally throughout the chorus and most of the verses. I find that I can’t even enjoy the decently made music video, because I got something that was just so far away from what I wanted.

I think mostly it’s my fault. I really shouldn’t assume Spica – Boa is going to sound the same as Spica itself. The leader is an important voice to go without and I think that really impacted their sound. I also shouldn’t assume that Spica S SHOULD sound like Spica. Many sub units are formed simply because they want to take on a different sound, and many times I appreciate the branch from the original (looking at you Orange Caramel). I think my problem was I was thinking that this would be the opportunity for Spica’s members to shine while Boa wasn’t there, cause they would have a more generous line distribution. Instead I spent my time thinking about how much Bohyung sounded like Hyorin, how Juhyun sounded like Bora and how the other two just melted into the background. Very much standard Sistar.

To compare here is the song:

Here is Spica’s most popular song according to peak number in Korean charts:

And here is Sistar’s most popular song based on number of digital downloads (because Sistar has multiple number 1 songs):

Want to refute my opinion? Agree with me? Let me know if I’m going crazy or not, please.

❤ Rebecca

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