When SM first formed the Girls’ Generation-TTS subunit, it was to show the group as actual singers, not just performers. Now, two years after the trio first debuted with the bubblegum-y “Twinkle,” the goal appears to have changed — for the first time ever, Girls’ Generation are showing off their sensual side.
TaeTiSeo’s new pre-release single, “Whisper,” is a slinky ’90s bedroom jam that’s by far the most grown ‘n’ sexy song to ever come out of the Divine Nine. Like any great Janet Jackson or TLC track, it straddles a thin line between R&B grooves and full-blown pop, but unlike Ms. Jackson, TaeTiSeo can sing their wigs off. They don’t belt like in “Twinkle” though; TTS hold back a little, giving just enough to impress but not enough to kill the mood.
“Your soft lips, a kiss that softly melts like caramel,” they sing. “I’ll close my eyes for you, yeah baby it’s for you.”