[Double Review] Mayday + Lovesick – APRIL

APRIL previously made their comeback at the start of the year with April Story. That was their first comeback where they introduced their two newest members, Rachel and Chaekyung. Now, the girls are back with their newest title track Mayday. From what I got out of the news articles regarding their comeback (I mainly skimmed over them), I did not expect a second music video for Lovesick. However, since it is already released, why not make a review for it as well? Let’s get the show on the road!

While the verses were very dry and lacking, the chorus is what makes Mayday so good. Overall, the song seems to bring together the cute side of their past comebacks but also that mature sound we were given a taste of, at the start of the year. There is also something familiar about the “Mayday, Mayday” melody at the start of the chorus, which made we return to the track a few times already. The instrumental was kind of messy and very loaded. They smashed different sounds, which sounded okay, but it wasn’t great. As for their vocal work, it was okay. Not their finest but still good.

Comparing the two songs, the vocal work of Lovesick is much better. They sounded clearer and more appealing to me. The song was drier than Mayday, which was a disappointment. I say that because I was drawn to the song for its string based instrumental, which (for those who don’t know) I am a total sucker for. The instrumental may be a lot more simple in this song and almost felt empty, but I still fell for it. Overall, it isn’t that catchy and I actually do prefer Mayday over Lovesick.

Like the song, I do prefer the music video for Mayday over Lovesick. If you have read my many past reviews (I have over a thousand of them), I place a huge emphasis on colours and filters, which I think I shouldn’t do. But, the video for Mayday was more bolder and vibrant with its colours, while Lovesick felt pale and didn’t have the energy to help fuel its potential cute concept. There wasn’t else to the Lovesick video. It felt more like a video for fans more than anything else. Mayday was loaded with extra scenes and fitted the bright sound of the song. I also liked the retro theme that they had going.

Both dances were very cute and matched their respective songs. To me, Mayday had more of an impact to it, which made it more enjoyable to watch. Lovesick had your typical cute concept moves, while Mayday had a little more fun to it.

Mayday
Song – 7/10
Music Video – 7/10
Performance – 7/10
Overall Rating – 7/10

Lovesick
Song – 6/10
Music Video – 5/10
Performance – 5.5/10
Overall Rating – 5.5/10

 

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