Soulmate #1 – F-ve Dolls

 

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F-ve Dolls recently made their comeback with a new song after like 2 and a half years. Their last song Like This Or Like That was released back in February 2012 and a comeback for F-ve Dolls has been promised by the company that has had a really bad year last year since the last of 2012. F-ve Dolls is a subunit for a much larger group which is known as COED School, where the girls and boys are split into subunits. It has been 3 years since a comeback for the larger group. Coming back with 6 members, and hence their name F-ve Doll’s means jack now, this has to be the worst comeback of the year. Their newest member is from the group The Seeya, which technically confuses the crap out of me. Add SPEED in, the group’s male counterpart, and I think I just solved the Da Vinci code.

As mentioned above, this is the worst comeback. I really do love Like This Or Like That. However this song is rubbish. It seems like the company (which many believe is corrupt) has gone for a song style that made their label mate T-Ara more famous than ever. Roly Poly, by T-Ara is a very popular song and the company MUST’VE thought that this would be an ideal style for the band. I understand that, but really don’t see much of the connection between fans comparing the two songs. Firstly, it has its retro roots. Beside that, I really do dislike the song and it sounds no way similar to Roly Poly. The chorus is quite catchy, I have to admit, but for some reason it does not stay in my mind like I think it would. That little rap sequence at the start which is barely hearable, why is it there? It took me awhile to realize that there was something there. The vocals are okay, but the rap and the male voice background thing’s are not really attractive in this song. They do have their charm, but I feel it just changes the song totally. Also, the rap in the song overall is a big no no for me. While, you pretty much get the feel that I hated the song, I actually liked the instrumental. Yeah crazy as it sounds, but it happens. But that game theme kid of ending, yeah. Lose it.

The music video is also a big no no. Literally, disliked the whole camera work in the video and the black and white feel to the video. Not sure about the plot line at all. It seems to be like a documentary of a very “successful” girl group who apparently reached first placed on the Billboards. The very ironic thing here is: they have not reached the Billboards at all yet. Unless I am mistaken. However if they did, it is definitely not first place. Those random colour shots as close ups really do distract me. It goes from black and white to colour to black and white and back to colour. Pick a filter for the video and stay with it.

You may think I hate the dance (judging from the review above) but I think the dance is really cool. It is catchy (unlike over elements in this comeback). I really did like the “Kiss-a Babo” part of the dance in the course. I thought that was very different. The incorporation of the jacket around the waist and then putting it back on did not trouble me at all. I thought it was a fresh idea.

2.5/10. Overall really disappointed. Really don’t like retro themed songs like Roly Poly, Shy Boy etc. Never was a fan. I guess I will never be.

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