Lovelyz “Good Night Like Yesterday” MV Reaction and Review

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IT’S WOOLLIM’S NEW GIRL GROUP! (claps) I have lots of anticipation for this group because Woollim has done such a good job with Infinite, their boy group. There were rumours flying around about a new girl group for a while, and now it’s finally happening!

Background info about the group: Three members were already introduced, Jiae, Jin, and Baby Soul. Jiae was in their reality TV show ‘You Are My Oppa’ when Infinite debuted. She lived with them as a ‘little sister’ they had to care for as they would become ‘oppas’ to fangirls everywhere. Baby Soul had a single and featured in Infinite H’s song ‘Fly High’. And Jin released her own single, showcasing her lovely vocals. The other members were briefly shown during an Infinite performance of “Man In Love” as partners for the Infinite members, but that was again only unconfirmed rumours.

But now, finally, we get to see the group fully revealed! 

One thing, thought, that was a slight turn off for me: their name. WHY SPELL LOVELIES WITH A Z? LOVELIES IS PRETTY ENOUGH. WHAT, ARE YOU TRYIN’ TA BE ALL GANSTA OR SOMETHING? IF YOU ARE THEN THE GIRLZ SHOULD BE WEARING SWAGGY CLOTHES DAWG.

(ahem)

Anyhow. They seem like something similar to APink’s style, except they have a whooping eight members. (Who, um, kind of look very similar?-…) Okay, no more chit chat, here’s the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8xpDBBuyJI

REACTION

Please impress me

Electronic sounds?

But moody?

Red thorns?

Sad song?

Her face looks plastic *whoops

I like her voice is that baby soul?

Jiae? Dude you look so plastic ….

SUNGKYUUUUUU

Flower crown

Sounds like an eighties sad song?

Nice soft voice

Someone behind sungkyu?

Is he gonna sing?

IS HE GONNA DO ANYTHING?

Lispppppppp

Step backwards toward chair?-

Shadows

YOU MISSED THE CHAIR XDXDXD

Wait aren’t there supposed to be 8 girls?

…they look alike…

FLYING OMG

Looks like the red veins are reaching to her

Walk by him ouch

Eclipseeeeee

Sorry sungkyu

shadows taking over everything

Oh no is he scared of the dark? O.o

Very high notes but fluffy voice ok then

Wait so who are the main vocals?

He’s going away….melting in to the shadows but he accepts it?

Oh poor sungkyu….

REVIEW

SONG

Eh, nice enough. But as a debut song?- I’m slightly worried. It’s a medium tempo song that doesn’t particularly sparkle or impress me. It’s not like WINNER’s debut song that was laid back but really special and unique. This sounds like it’d be a random song buried in an album, not a song you’d want to introduce a new group with. But it does show that the group has nice voices. I can definitely tell that it’s from Woollim because like Infinite songs it has the touch of electronics that brings a certain charm. The song has almost a childish intro, like a music box. The consistent electronic harp-like sound adds an air of music from the eighties, I think. Interesting mood they created.

MUSIC VIDEO

The MV had no plot. It was more like snapshots of the girls, trying to get us to recognize the girls.

But, speaking of, um…they all kind of look the same. And some look really plastic :$ That sounds really awful but I mean even JiAe looks so different from when she was on You Are My Oppa…The only way I could kind of differentiate the girls was from their hairpieces, but even then there were only two girls wearing flower pieces. And wait, did they actually show all eight members? GAH.

(/end rant) Ahem. Back to the music video, it was more artsy with the dried flowers and red vein/thorn things pointing towards the girls as they sang (which reminded me of LeeHi’s song Rose). And Sungkyu from Infinite was in it! But he didn’t do much…he just sat there, then he stood up and walked towards a chair and missed it (which I found hilarious, but probably was supposed to be all like oh look he’s so sad he kicked the chair, poetic meaning etc) then sad in a corner, curling away from the shadows.

Not particularly unique, but okay that’s cool.

And also, there was no dancing?- I guess we’ll have to wait until their live stage to see if these girls can dance, now that we know they can sing.

CONCLUSION

…I was expecting more, Woollim. All I got from this debut was that 1. the girls have good voices 2. they look very similar 3. lovelyz with a z does not mean that they’re all gangsters or anything. I guess the z spelling is just to stand out? But jeez, it has like an associated connotation if you’re going to spell with a z…

I’m not going to give up hope, though. This is Woollim’s first girl group, anyhow, so maybe they’re trying things out first. But oh my gosh if their comeback is sexy then Woollim is gonna lose major brownie points. My hope is that this group will be different, a fresh breath into the scene of girl groups, like Infinite is unique among the boy groups.

Please don’t disappoint me Lovelyz!-

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