Returning to the stage with their third comeback of the year is Golden Child, who has been growing in popularity thanks to their multiple comebacks. After It’s You and Let Me, the group’s third title track for 2018 is Genie, which is featured on the group’s third mini-album, titled Wish.
Honestly, I do not think this is their best song as I think the song lacks a strong hook (like the one in Let Me). However, there were moments that were really impactful or memorable for me, which ticks a few boxes for when I am looking for songs to enjoy. Firstly, it was rather pleasant. I say this because the song started off very boring and standard. But there was a beat change in the first verse, which got me interested in the song. While it did seem to return to that standard feel for a while, another kick (the dance break) came in and it worked wonders in changing up the song once again. For a very bright and happy-filled song, I was surprised by the dance break, which was intense and felt like it came from another song. But I am not complaining! I liked the vocals and the rapping in the song, especially after the dance break. Overall, another good song from Golden Child.
The music video shows the members being workers in a factory, which seemed to make presents. Though, it did look like a factory that makes happiness from the way the video showed everything. I thought it was a nice and light-hearted way to showcase the song in a visual form. Towards the end, you get to see the members become dorky, which was rather interesting. Who knows, I may check out some of their other stuff like VLIVE’s now that I have some time on my hand. Also, the room at the start of the video (with all the scrunched up paper balls) is literally my room at the moment (I had a few intense days of studying). I thought that was rather funny.
The choreography for this comeback looked quite good. Once again, the dance break was fitting for the music but it looked like it came from a completely different routine. While I have seen many idols flip across the stage, I don’t remember anyone jumping like the guy in this performance (it was like a handstand mid-air). It looked cool and very memorable.
Song – 8/10
Music Video – 8/10
Performance – 9/10
Overall Rating – 8.2/10