Fantagio’s latest girl group, Weki Meki, has finally made their debut with I Don’t Like Your Girlfriend. The eight-member girl group is made up of Ji Suyeon, Elly, Choi Yoojung, Kim Doyeon, Sei, Lua, Rina and Lucy. You might find two of the names (Choi Yoojung and Kim Doyeon) very familiar as they participated in Produce 101 Season 1 and ended ranking in the top 11, thus forming I.O.I, which disbanded at the start of the year.
Let me start off by saying that the song caught my attention. But sadly, I Don’t Like Your Girlfriend is probably one of the messiest songs that I have ever heard in KPOP. You do get used to it after a while but those same initial feelings remained. All the members are rapping and singing, which is okay. For the most part, they sounded very good and there is clearly potential behind them. It’s the instrumentation that I don’t really understand. There seemed to be many styles jammed into the one song. It doesn’t necessarily sound bad but since there was a number of styles, it felt confusing and quite heavy in terms of its sound. People are saying it had a fierce sound, but I don’t really hear that. There was intensity in the song but I don’t think there was enough to give that ‘fierce’ label. Instead, that intensity seemed to has dissolved by the end of the song as it all felt very neutral by the time the song wrapped up. For example, the introduction was full of bass but the first verse was extremely flat and ‘mute’ in comparison to the bass-filled introduction.Looking at their mini-album, there were other songs that could have served as a better debut track, so it was fairly disappointing for us to be presented with I Don’t Like Your Girlfriend.
The music video was actually pretty good. Unlike the song, visually a video full of different styles can be a lot cohesive. And that is what we got here. The girls were stunning in the video. It isn’t the best video out there, but it does justice for their debut. The colours were bold and bright, which made the video feel refreshing and perfect for the heat. They could have been a little more creative with the sets. Some of them looked a little boring. The fast editing made it hard to focus on the elements in the video, so I had to watch the video more than usual to be able to comment on the video.
It isn’t a mind-blowing dance but the choreography was pretty good. The only part that I was disappointed in was the ending, where they slow down the main point of their dance. That part of the song was already upbeat but did call for a less intense (or slower) set of dance moves. Just they made it look painfully slow.
Song – 4/10
Music Video – 7.5/10
Performance – 8/10
Overall Rating – 6/10