Almost seven months since Jessica left Girls’ Generation to squander all the money she made with the Divine Nine on a soon-to-be defunct fashion brand, Asia’s biggest girl group has finally returned with their first P.S. (Post Sica) single, “Catch Me If You Can.”
It’s a Japan-only single, but for the first time ever both a Korean version and a Japanese version have been simultaneously released online.
Since SNSD’s J-pop music is the group’s secondary career with less expectations of greatness than their K-pop stuff, it’s clear that CMIYC is meant to serve as a bridging single before their next Korean comeback to get people used to seeing the girls as eight and with a sexier, more womanly image.
The song, a generic but not totally unexciting slice of electro-pop, solely exists to facilitate that.
It’s sugar free EDM, providing The Amazing Eight with enough hard-hitting club beats to whip their hair to. It won’t blow your mind, but it might get you running a little bit harder on the treadmill.
(By the way, it’s nice to actually be able to see the choreography this time–I’m looking at you, “Mr.Mr!”)
SNSD’s J-pop singles are rarely ever flawless smashes despite their consistently strong performance on the Oricon charts (they save the best stuff for b-sides and album filler), so it’s unrealistic to expect too much from CMIYC. It’s true purpose is pretty obvious, and I’d say in that regard the single is a success.
Now let’s talk about how pretty SNSD all looked OMG!
Goddess Yoona suits these dance concepts so much, Hyoyeon continues to blossom with each comeback, and Taeyeon’s luxurious hair is daebak (someone’s been using Mane ‘n Tale!).
Also, Tiffany is living now that BLANK & ECLAM creative director Jessica Jung is no more. She was like “Yass, more English lines for me!” and she got so into the choreography at the 3:15 mark that she started seductively biting her lower lip just like the lead character from her favourite movie, Fifty Shades of Grey!
I pray that SNSD’s next comeback is a sexy concept. Fifty Shades of Tiffany needs to happen.