[Review] Like Paradise – Kriesha Chu

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Time to review a brand new artist! Kriesha Chu is technically not a new artist, as she made her formal debut with Trouble last year in May. For those who are not familiar with Kriesha Chu, she came runner-up on KPOP Star 6, which aired in 2016 and 2017. Like Paradise is her first comeback and the title track off her first mini-album, Dream of Paradise.

Like Paradise is a decent song that introduces me to Kreisha Chu. The song does a feel a little bland, in my opinion. The song doesn’t really peak for me. Instead, it remains too consistent from start to end. That’s the biggest problem that I have with the track. The EDM chorus was very nice (particularly the launch into the chorus), with her vocals compliment the style. I just feel that this song would have done a lot better in the Summer months. The EDM and synths do give off a somewhat bright vibe. It isn’t like a particular sound can only exist in its stereotypical season but I personally do not think it works this time around. Her presence in the song did leave a strong impression on me and I am interested to see what else she has up her sleeves. Initially, it did take a few listens to get into (hence the delayed review). But now, I like it quite a bit and don’t mind it playing in the background if it appeared on my playlist.

Some of the shots looked quite nice in this video. I am always complimenting the drone shots when it comes to some of these videos that are set outside. The video also featured a little storyline. The two girls used to be best of friends. But after discovering they liked the same guy, their friendship turns sour despite their attempts to make it work. I feel like the part when they reunite seems a little unresolved. What happened to the dude? Did they both take a step back from him and this allowed them to be friends once again? Or did he step back because he was feeling troubled? The video doesn’t really say much in regards to this and I feel like it should have been addressed since that is a major part of the video. But overall, it was a nice video to watch.

The performance just lacks energy. I know she is trying her best to come to a compromise between singing live and take on the choreography. But I feel like the dance is weak, to begin with. I just don’t think the performance is interesting enough to watch.

Song – 6/10
Music Video – 7/10
Performance – 5/10
Overall Rating – 6/10

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