After disposing of their trashy tribute act, Gangkiz, T-ara, the second biggest female idol group in Korea, is back ready to perform sun dance insanity on your faves’ careers before urinating on their hopes and dreams, courtesy of their latest Britney Spears inspired record,
“Slay by Day” “Day by Day“. Hands up who succumbs to the digital monster of Slay-ara.
After what can only be described as the biggest transition to the top tier of female idol groups since “Gee” landed in 2009, T-ara have been unstoppable. Despite their flawless Engrish anthem “Yayaya” flopping harder than North Korea’s rocket launch, the girls of T-ara returned with 2011′s biggest hit, followed by the chart crushers “Cry Cry” and “Lovey Dovey,” propelling them to SNSD‘s biggest rivals with “Day By Day,” safely cementing their position as second to one in Korea.
Upon first listen, “Day By Day” struck me as a “Cry Cry”/Britney Spears’ “Criminal” hybrid, mainly because it is – not that copying Brit-Bot is a bad thing (just look at “I Go Crazy Because Of You“). Equipped with a medieval sound and the soft vocals of the now eight girls, “Day By Day,” although not being as fun as the career shattering “Roly Poly,” proves to be a pleasant addition to T-ara’s discography.
AS FOR THE VIDEO …
The video is quite possibly the best thing ever. The teaser alone should have made your faves knees tremble in fear as it easily decapitates most K-Pop artists’ video back catalogue. From the red haired Hyomin to the blonde Jiyeon, I have never been more turned on in my life. Even the new girl looks hot.
The story itself is just as captivating as the girls themselves. Using a metaphor of an apocalyptic land ravaged by war to show how T-ara will hunt your faves down if they go near their number one position on the Gaon chart, possibly explaining why 2NE1 released something as bad as “I Love You” from fear for their lives.
Final Thoughts: Basically, this song is flawless and the video slays, hence the hot ass mess of a review, but what else can we expect from the reigning queens of K-Pop?