Music high quality apart, it’s all the time good to see the debut of a singular Okay-pop configuration. An idol duo is hardly a brand new thought, however we don’t see a lot of them inside the business. Primrose goal to interrupt that sample, stuffing all of the bombast of a bunch comeback into two expert performers. Judging by their self-titled debut observe, the ladies are greater than up for the duty.
Whereas I don’t discover Primrose all that partaking as a tune, I’m impressed with its sturdy vocals and creative manufacturing. Its big-voiced energy notes really feel very SM Leisure in execution, whereas its undulating groove pulls from the darker undertones of woman group Okay-pop. The manufacturing is deliberately fitful and I admire the moments when it goes slightly bonkers. The refrain has a really cool backdrop, opening with sludgy hits of bass earlier than including guitar and skittering drum beats. Predictably, I lengthy for a stronger melody excessive. However, there’s sufficient occurring beneath to make this hook fascinating.
After a quick rap verse, Primrose strikes right into a languid detour main into its second refrain. The construction is artistic, however retains the tune from discovering the large standout second it wants to essentially set up itself. Proper now, this feels extra like “potential” than “potential fulfilled.” On the plus facet, that provides us so much to sit up for sooner or later. If Primrose can discover the appropriate tune to showcase their expertise, they might simply develop into a 2023 darkish horse.