A (Original Version) (CD only)
I gotta say, A really seems to follow a certain other song that repeats the title more than enough….*cough cough* “Gee” *cough*. I will say that the sound of the song is quite different from other K-pop novelties which is pretty. It’s almost cute and has an underlying sense of seriousness. The guitar is pretty unique too giving it a little 007 twang lol. Not a whole lot of solos to be found but the ones that are there are good and light. It’s good for a debut…but compared to the other groups debut songs…this is pretty weak.
2. Gossip Girl
Perhaps they should’ve debuted with Gossip Girl which has a more hipper sound and has quite a bit more spunk in it. I will say that this is the first K-group that has weird English with the whole ~gosship girl~. There’s a sound in the song that bugs me and it’s the high-pitched squeezing synth and it kind of hurts my ears…without that the song would’ve came off better. I will say, the rappers did better than the singers *gasp*
3. A (Original Version)
Of course it’s not a Korean single without having the original version of the A-side as a bit of a bonus. Since A was originally one of the two main tracks from “So Nyeo” minis. Of course the same I said above can be said here but the language in this one sounds so much cleaner and more natural which is not unusual.
I think of the K-pop groups that I’ve heard that debuted in Japan, I think RAINBOW needs to catch up majorly! Not that they’re terrible or anything but A is a bit soft hitting and doesn’t have a lot of bang (even though I’m curious if they were trying to copy out “Gee” with the repeating title multiple times bit). Let’s hope their next single is better!