A Ok-pop act’s title observe isn’t all the time one of the best track on their album, even when it’s the one most individuals will hear. Generally, b-sides deserve recognition too. Within the singles-oriented world of Ok-pop, I wish to highlight a few of these buried treasures and provides them the props they deserve.
As I anticipated, the hook of Lee Chaeyeon’s Knock has already began to develop a bit boring with age, however the remainder of the album is shaping as much as be a spring standout. Earlier than writing about my buried treasure choose, I wish to take a second to marvel over b-side I Don’t Wanna Know‘s instrumental. Have we ever heard a Ok-pop observe with such an extended intro? Chaeyeon’s vocals don’t even kick in till almost a minute, leaving house to showcase the killer manufacturing. I love this beat. I simply want the precise track had extra meat on its bones.
Compared, Don’t Be A Jerk is a a lot tamer pop track. However, it strikes an ideal steadiness between quirky and melodic. Its brilliant, synth-driven beat is extremely pleasurable — significantly when it goes full bore for the refrain. I’m additionally smitten with the vocal pattern positioned beneath Chaeyeon’s efficiency. This flourish offers the observe a novel calling card that stops it from sounding generic.
However even with out these enjoyable parts, Don’t Be A Jerk is such a strong piece of pop music. It’s breezy however forceful — catchy however not overly repetitive. I feel it could have made a greater title observe than Knock, truthfully.