A Pink have come back with their fourth mini album, “Pink Blossom,” and they have kept their promise to follow their cute concept, but inovated it a little bit making it more mature without being too sexy.
“Sunday Monday” starts this new mini album in a very cheerful way. The beginning of the song kind of reminds me of IU‘s songs, which matched A Pink really well. The song gets more interesting when the rythym changes, but the cool thing is that they kept it soft and that every time the guitar comes back, it sounds natural and follows the music.
Out of the three versions of “Mr. Chu” in the album (the official, the stage version, and the instrumental of the stage version), the stage version was definitely the best one. This song is about falling in love in a cute but kind of desperate way, and the stage version is the one that brings out this need of hugging and kissing your beloved one. It also has a melody that reminds of anime openings, and I believe these are the kind of songs that bring us memories when we hear them. However, three versions of the same song might have been a little too much.
When I first saw the video teasers for “Mr. Chu” MV, I was a little disappointed because I thought it would look a lot like Orange Caramel‘s “Lipstick,” but I changed my mind completely after watching the full MV. In the video, the girls are as pretty and cute as always, but they somehow managed to look more mature even though the concept isn’t that different from their usual one. It doesn’t have an actual story, but is formed by many funny scenes that surely make the viewers smile. The choreography, althought simple, matched the song and the concept perfectly and the little kisses on their hands were the perfect final details.
“Crystal” is the song that everyone hopes they will perform along with the title track. It has a Broadway feeling, and you can almost picture the girls in cute mini-scenerios full of pink and acting as they sing. It is also the song in which their voices sound better, not only because of the harmonization, but because there are lots of high notes and the girls reach them perfectly.
The fourth song, “Fairytail Love,” is the perfect pause in the album. It has a slower tempo and cute lyrics that make you relax and it is perfect to listen to when you are stressed. This would be that song that the girls would sing while sitting and Pink Pandas would raise their lightsticks and move them along the rythym. Close your eyes and try to picture yourself watching one of their concerts, and it will bring tears of happiness to your eyes.
A Pink’s album was released at this time to represent the beginning of Spring. Following this logic, “So Long,” which is the last actual song (if you do not consider the other two versions of “Mr.Chu”), represents the end of Spring and, if this was their intention, it worked out really well. When you listen to this song, you can almost see the cherry blossoms falling around you as Spring ends.
Even though many other big groups are having comebacks this month, A Pink’s “Pink Blossom” will surely be remembered as the Spring mini album. The girls are back with an unique concept, so let’s keep an eye on them and hope they will top all the charts!
Article by: Ingrid Schmidt
Edited by: Karolina