SWEET SUGA HONEY! (JAPANESE VERSION)
READY GO (KARAOKE VERSION)
1. READY GO
After that derailment of sound from 4minute’s last single, they came back with the punchin’ READY GO. I will say that the electric guitar mixed in with the group’s normal K-pop tones surprised me and it worked at first (mostly the verses are pretty awesome). The chorus though is kind of shady for me since it has a lot of repeating going on (like most K-pop songs). I mean “WHY” was pretty awesome but READY GO seems to be basic and very straightforward…even for them 0.o.
2. SWEET SUGA HONEY! (JAPANESE VERSION)
Why did they have to choose this song to change when they have much better songs that haven’t been changed yet. I definitely think reviewing this song for the 4th time is just crap as well. I guess it was nice they changed it into a Japanese translation since it actually fits them a little better. Strange that’s said because I’m starting to slightly enjoy this version more than the Korean take…that’s just not right! It still does come off weird since JPN 4minute is more about the hard music and this stuck on the cuter side of their music.
As the third single (and possibly the final of the era), READY GO is my least favorite of the A-sides released. Despite the fact that there’s now electric guitars in the song to make it unique, the song falls flat and just sound too plain EVEN FOR THEM! Surprisingly, SWEET SUGA HONEY! actually left a better mark on me. Weird as I totally dislike the Korean version…but here it’s not so bad. Still at least both tracks are something new/different unlike both “WHY” and “HEART TO HEART”.