ごめんなさい, 미안합니다, Lo siento, scusi, es tut mir leid, je suis désolé… Eh, I don’t know how to say it any other way besides: I’m sorry! I didn’t mean for it to take me this long between groups, but good lord this has been a crazy month. Things have settled down, so I’ve finally, FINALLY finished this next group. I know we just had some more groups debut and I’ve updated The Rookie List, but I was wondering which group I should cover next? A new one like 100% or 24K? Or one that debuted earlier like BTOB or SKARF? Let me know and I’ll move them to the top of the list! But for now, here they are, the girls with the beautiful voices: She’z!
History: As impressive as these ladies supposedly are, you’d think there would be a little more history with, or even about, them. However, there is almost none. She’z officially debuted with the release of their My Way on May 17th, and began making their music program circuit the same day, starting with M!Countdown. Since their debut, they have released three singles, My Way, Night & Day and Love > Sick, as well as a song included on ‘Scent of a Woman’s’ original soundtrack, titled Better Tomorrow. Besides what they have accomplished since their debut, not much is known about these girls. It has been rumored that all four girls have studied Voice at well known Art Schools, though none have been named. In March, Taeyeon was featured in Lee Hyun Wok‘s song 괜히 만났어 (I Regret Meeting You), and then later in May two members, Jinah and Taeyeon, were MCs on the idol show ‘Miracle on 7th Street’ with Shin Dong Yup. But besides that… I couldn’t dig up anything else on these girls! I feel like I have failed, but I’m hoping that the fact they didn’t have any scandals or high profile mishaps is a good indication that they’ll be sticking around for awhile.
Debut: My Way- what can I say about this song… Honestly I can see this song appealing to the younger, high schoolish crowd. The beat and sound remind me of the pop I used to listen to in High School and even the stuff that I listen to some these days. Not things that I go out of my way to listen to, mind you, but the songs that play on the radio and I don’t change the station. I just go “Oh right, I know this song” and maybe even hum or sing along. It is a very happy and upbeat song, but it doesn’t set it’s self apart. Then again, I don’t feel like it is trying to set it’s self apart. If it was, I might have a little more disdain for it, but since it feels like it is trying to be just what it is, a happy peppy radio song, I can dig it. I was wondering if maybe I would feel different after watching them perform live, but no. Again, the performance gives off the same feel as the MV. Not that it is bad, but if you’ve read any of my reviews so far, you know this is just not my cup of tea usually.
Thinking about it though, I have to say that I like this girl group more than some of the ones who have been around for awhile. Like I said, I think it is because they aren’t trying to be more than they are. They aren’t trying to be ultra sexy, they aren’t trying to be “Oh oppa look at me I’m so cute”, and they aren’t trying to be bad mofos with attitude. While there are some groups that I will quickly, and I mean faster than Speedy Gonzales, skip over, if My Way was to come on the radio, I would let it play and hum along, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to learn the lyrics or go to a concert. Of course, the lyric translations make me bump the song up a tiny bit more, what with the girl power stuff. Yeah girl power! Fighting and stuff!
My Way Debut MV
Music Bank Debut Stage: My way (May 25)
Other Songs: Better Tomorrow from the ‘Scent of a Woman’ OST and Night & Day. The girls continue their track of not making me hate them while not making me fall madly in love with them with these two songs. Though I do have to say I like Night & Day a little more than Better Tomorrow. All three songs show off the girl’s voices, and I enjoy all four voices equally. They all appear to be equally talented and their voices blend together very well, which I would just brush off as the fact that they’re produced to sound well, but their live performance of N&D was actually what helped me realize this. While some groups sound good on CDs, they don’t always sound as spectacular when they have to sing live, especially if it isn’t a fast peppy song. But She’z proved they could still sound like a cohesive group even live, so that impresses me. What this comes down to is the fact that I won’t actively be following She’z, but they definitely don’t get a thumbs down in my book!
Of course the day before I finish this, She’z comes out with more songs. They did it just to spite me for being so slow, I know they did. Love>Sick is their new CD which just dropped yesterday, goodness. UU had a MV released yesterday and debuted on Music Bank the other day as well, and I don’t know what I think. I like My Way and N&D better, but UU isn’t bad. What I’m worried about is that it is a song that will get lost in all of the other new music. We’ll have to see how it fares in the upcoming weeks! They also released 사랑 별것 아니더라 (Love Is Hardly Anything) which is another slow song like N&D, and one I personally prefer over UU. I can see these girls making their mark with ballads and OST work, and maybe throwing in a few upbeat songs like My Way on their CDs.
Random Fact: But you know, as I’m listening to Night & Day again, I have come to a realization. I could totally hear N&D and My Way being played in the US if they just had English lyrics. They’re sort of 90′s-ish, but with just enough pep to catch the average listener’s ear. Oh! You know what? They remind me of pop Taylor Swift if she got over having to fall in and out of love all of the time. They have that same catchy-ness without being too overbearing or out there.
Stalker Info (lol):
She’z Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/She.Z.Intl
She’z Official Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/ShezVEVO