SEUNGRI - 1, 2, 3!
SEUNGRI shouldn't need much of an introduction, but in case you somehow don't know him already, he's one of the members of the boy group BIGBANG. I haven't gotten to review any of the group's releases, sadly, and this is actually my first time reviewing even a single member's release. I had mixed expectations going into this one. On one hand, I really love BIGBANG and their music, but on the other hand SEUNGRI's previous solo releases really didn't do much for me. Still, I was excited because it's been a bit since we'd seen him, so I just went in expecting something hype.
Well, I'll just state this right off the bat - this song really didn't do much to change my mind on SEUNGRI's solo music. The song itself isn't bad, and I actually really like the vibes of it all and the general atmosphere that it generated was very entertaining and lively. I think my biggest issue is that the instrumental for the song is easily the most interesting and compelling component, and while the shouting certainly added some flair and that extra bit of oomph, I didn't find it particularly catchy. The hook just felt like a standard fare run through repeating "1 2 3" with a pseudo chorus of people chanting along and then doing the "whoa" nonsense that's always around. As has always been my personal stance on that sort of effect, it just feels like a lazy attempt at making people think the song is catchier than it really is. If you like it, though, more power to you.