[Review] Tina – MASC

MASC has finally returned with their first ever comeback. If you have forgotten about them, they made their debut last year with Strange.

I am not entirely sure of my thoughts in regards to this song, but I think it is a pretty good song at the moment. The song has a nice rock sound, fitting with their debut single. This song, however, is more upbeat and vibrant. There is a lot more elements in this song that make it interesting, such as the trumpets blaring after the chorus. Even though what I described doesn’t necessarily sound classy, the song overall felt very classy but tough at the same time. The vocals were good. But like the previous review for SF9’s Roar, I thought the rap segments were the highlights of the song. But nonetheless, everyone stands out in the song. There is a part of me that feels that the song is borderline “typical” in South Korea though. Beside my compliments and highlights that I have pointed out, I felt the song just didn’t stand out that much when it is compared to with other songs. Sure, the song had class and a tough vibe, but they need something to set them apart and be different. To me, they have moved into the spotlight with this song, but they just need a push (aka. a unique song that suits them) to be the main star of the show.

The video is very boring. Reading the comments, apparently, the video has been uploaded 3 different times due to sound issues. At least it sounds like their company is committed to bringing the highest quality for their group and fans. I really like the classy and edgy concept the video was going for. It was very fitting for the song. The only problem is that there isn’t much going on in the video. There are scenes where the members act alongside the female lead, but you can’t really tell what is going on in those scenes. That made the video boring and uninteresting to watch.

The choreography was pretty good. Probably the most memorable part of the whole choreography was the rap segments after the choruses. They looked cool and with the song, it packed a punch, giving the stage something worth looking forward to.

Song – 7/10
Music Video – 5/10
Performance – 8/10
Overall Rating – 6.5/10

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