[아주 작은 Review] Sunmi / VROMANCE / Rainz / Holland

Welp, hello there. Been a while.

It’s been hard for me to find releases that I could talk about in full-scale reviews, because, even if they are astonishingly good sounding, I find it difficult to describe whatever I feel towards the song, especially when they’re just good but not triggering my inner soul.

Anyways, welcome back to 아주 작은 Review, and in this 4th edition I’ll briefly talk about latest releases by Sunmi, VROMANCE, RAINZ, and Holland.


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Sunmi – Heroine

Release date: January 18, 2018

What’s interesting about it:

With Gashina becoming a blast hit of 2017, it is to no surprise that general public (and, of course, fans) will be looking forward to Sunmi’s next release. Heroine is, I won’t be humble about it, an epic follow-up for Gashina, with a story line that is actually a prequel to the mentioned hit song. If I make a parallel between her songs and media genres, then Gashina would be equal to a TV drama, while Heroine is a whole next-level musical show. If we don’t take into account an obvious “mistake” from Teddy (I’m referring to plagiarism controversy), this whole song is musically epic, grandiose, and is an epitome of a powerful follow-up release.

𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰 – 10 out of 10


VROMANCE – Flower

Release date: January 17, 2018

What’s interesting about it:

VROMANCE have always been delivering beautiful pieces, and Flower is not an exception. Although their debut was more upbeat and close to idol-esque style, all their follow-up tracks were focused on showcasing the quartet as a vocal group which is what they actually are, according to RBW’s introduction. I really love their vocals, as they’re very outstanding and deserving of bigger recognition (come on, RBW, send them to Immortal Songs again), so mainly I was impressed by them rather than the melody. Like I mentioned several times before, it’s hard to grab my attention with ballads, and so far VROMANCE’s best ballad is still I’m Fine.

𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰 – 8 out of 10


RAINZ – Turn It Up

Release date: January 23, 2018

What’s interesting (not really tho) about it:

Honestly speaking: it’s hard to hide my disappointment with this comeback. All the news about going for dark, sexy concept were, indeed, very exciting and promising, but the title track for me turned out to be a big no. Having 7 different producers is not a good thing when you’re making a song for an artist. RAINZ’s debut song Juliette was beyond outstanding, and I really loved it, so seeing how this song it… well, messy, makes me sad. Just like Wanna One and JBJ, this temporary group is a very good combination of stable vocals, good rappers and high-quality dancers, and to see them using their skills for this comeback… /sigh/ The only thing that I liked about the song is dubstep dance break after each chorus (with “Turn up, turn up, oh” lyrics).

𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰 – 5 out of 10


Holland – Neverland

Release date: January 22, 2018

What’s interesting about it:

I will not talk about the fuzz regarding his sexuality, although it takes a great part in evaluating the song and stuff, but not in my case, probably.
Neverland is a very chilling track, and Holland has a really interesting and pretty much unique vocal tone. It’s still very raw and unpolished by proper vocal training, but definitely has a lot of potential if the young man practices with time with professional trainers (with hopes of not losing it’s initial uniqueness, tho). I hope people won’t just stay with him for his sexuality status, because he definitely has a promising musical future even without that LGBTQ+ label.

𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰 – 9 out of 10


That’s it for today’s issue of 아주 작은 Review! See you next time!

P.S. I’m in the midst of setting up my YouTube channel that will serve as an additional source of my blogging content, so stay tuned for next updates~

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