Did you hear that? That was the sound of the queens of K-Pop making their long-awaited return! It’s been over a year since SONEs and the rest of the world have had any new material from Girls Generation and man has it been a rocky year.
In addition to some dating announcements and scandals, there was some controversy surrounding their last full group release “Mr.Mr” due to the name of the song being exactly the same as the name of a boy-group on a smaller label. Following that, there was the release of TTS‘s “Holler” which received a lukewarm reception at best. The year was capped off with sudden and contentious departure (or eviction depending on who’s side you take) of Jessica. There has been no denying that K-Pop fans have been wondering how and really IF they would be able to recover and be worthy of the title of Queens of K-Pop.
The teasers for this highly anticipated release “Catch Me If You Can” left us talking, but maybe not in the way that SM had in mind. Unlike most other SM artists who get what feels like a million teasers (EXO we’re looking at you), Girls Generation only released two teasers: one group image and one video teaser. Some of us were wondering why this was not done for one of SM’s longest running and most profitable groups. There’s no answer of course, just some speculation to fill our time while we waited.
One watch of this video will tell you that, just like other groups that have suffered high-profile member losses, Girls Generation’s quality of vocals and dance have not suffered. In fact, I would go so far as to say that they’ve improved. Watch the video to see for yourself
The video is simple and, for once, not flashy or caught up in plot or gimmicks. The dancing is spot on, reminding us that Girls Generation is home to some of the most accomplished and powerful female dancers in the business. The song itself is a solid club-filling dance track and is well done, not being burdened with unneeded high notes that always broke the continuity of the sound like some of their more recent releases. The ladies show as usual that sexy doesn’t have to mean micro-skirts and an all hip-thrusting dance, it can be strong and wear pants or strong and wear shorts. With any luck, this will be the sound and look that defines this new incarnation of Girls Generation.
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Source: SMTOWN Official YouTube
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