Brown Eyed Girls Recipe

The almighty Brown Eyed Girls just released a new single called “Recipe,” and you know what means, right? Yup, it’s time to forget every other K-pop comeback of 2013 (especially a certain reggae one…) and bow down to the real Queens of K-pop.

Like their Cuban drinking anthem, “Hot Shot,” “Recipe” is another dazzling buzz single that’s aimed at reeling in listeners outside of the typical idol-pop fold before the group inevitably drops its next “Abracadabra” or “Sixth Sense.” But that’s not to say that BEG hasn’t gone all out for “Recipe”: They’ve assembled a hip-hop dream team to craft the song, snagging producer Primary for the production, and Dynamic Duo’s Choiza to co-write the lyrics with Miryo.

Primary’s an excellent producer and currently one of the biggest stars on the Korean hip-hop scene, but one of his flaws is his lack of female collaborations. “Recipe” remedies this, marrying Primary’s synthesized funk with the feminine sensuality of the Brown Eyed Girls. It’s something he should’ve done a long time ago, but it’s not surprising to see BEG as the ones to break the pattern — they are K-pop trailblazers, after all.

Never ones to skimp on the sauciness, BEG turn up the heat by using food-as-sex metaphors to sing about seducing a potential lover. “I want to peel you like a tangerine / I want to know what’s inside,” they coo over Primary’s squelchy synths and funkadelic hip-pop. The entire song is essentially just a string of breathless come-ons and harmonized moans, which isn’t just unbelievably sexy, but also proves that BEG doesn’t need to belt to remain the finest female vocal group in pop music today.

But as wonderful as the entire group is, “Recipe” is really Miryo’s song — and it’s about damn time, too. Miryo’s potential is rarely fulfilled on BEG’s songs, so it’s pretty amazing to hear her rapping like a boss and referencing Tupac (“How do you want it, baby / how do you feel?“) on a Brown Eyed Girls song that she wrote herself. ‘Cos really, what’s the point in having one of the best female rappers and lyricists in Korea if you’re not going to utilize her properly?

When it comes to girl groups, Brown Eyed Girls have been unrivaled since their debut, and “Recipe” only further extends their lead over the competition. What more proof do you need when their mere buzz single is already one of the best K-pop songs of the year?

 Rated: 9/10

  • byoing~byoing.

    ugh, this is panty soaking, nipple erecting, body soaping perfection! Miryo just shits on so many basic bitches ‘rapping’.

  • Lin Misfits

    I LOVE how Primary has correctly balanced and layered the BEG vocals, since they’re all so distinct and powerful in their own way. He found a formula to mix them together to bring a superb song.

    BEG is back :D

  • ICONI3

    What I can say. Stanning aside, I hate this fucking song for being so freaking addictive. At first listen I originally felt that a few adlibs could have been added, but then I realized this essentially is a more chic version of Moody night(& love motion) with Miryo being the main attraction. For most idol groups it would be risky to have the rapper basically lead the track, but with Miryo being one of the best legit rappers out there it clearly wasn’t an issue for them. Impressed with the harmonies and use of English. One of BEG strongest abilities is their harmonies so really glad they utilized it a lot in this song. As for the English, I loved how every English phase had something do with the song and wasn’t just random words being thrown around. 9/10 as well.

  • UncleFan

    So there isn’t going to be a video? Even Hot Shot got a little 1 minute teaser clip…

    Anyway, Brown Eyed Girls are so perfect, there really isn’t much to say about them, LOL!

  • Been worshiping them for 4 years now and they’ve never left any room for doubt because of how much they consistently slay.

  • Emii Gems

    pretty good and its very Primary

  • Josh Chinnery

    I don’t even know what to say… It’s so flawless, they done scalped me bald (and every wig in the business, and a few from Japan).

  • Nicole Naeun

    This is soooooooo goooooddddd! Miryo is clearly the star in this song, but I want to mention Gain for opening the song in the most sexiest & sensual way. Her low voice >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Damn, I can’t freaking wait for their real comeback! BEG, fighting!

  • i have no words anymore. completely slayed by it… myrio is SOOO exciting! all my lesbian tendencies rise up and in this song it’s just…uhg i’ll explode!

  • vjx89

    I can’t take these girls seriously cause the name of the group is SO DUMB, lazy and unimaginative. Like having brown eyes is something special or unique.

    • You’re joking, right? Like being ironic or something and trying to give everyone an example of how stupid netizens are… right? Please tell me yes because I can’t believe somebody would say something so moronic in all seriousness.

      • vjx89

        I just meant the name of the group is silly. I don’t judge their music because of it.

  • gotgotgone

    I really don’t know how they do it every time but I fuckin love this. I cant wait to get more BEG soon.

  • N. Beezy

    The baddest. Everyone, take note.

  • heauxbag

    *plays on repeat* *touches self*