NS Yoon-G is no stranger to paying homage to other artists (i.e. robbing at gunpoint). She delivered a bubblegum “Bulletproof” with her early single “Don’t Go Back,” and then transformed herself into JLo’s skeleton for “Wifey” earlier this year.
For her latest single, “Honey Summer,” Yoon-G’s inspiration is a little closer to home: SISTAR.
“Honey Summer” is an underwhelming “Loving U” remix, a song that countless K-pop stars have recycled before, including SISTAR themselves.
At least Yoon-G understands that saxophones sound good in any pop song, but sax isn’t enough to elevate “Honey Summer” beyond anything more than a bit of forgettable fun.
Perhaps she’s banking on her good looks to sell the song, which are on full display in the bikini-clad music video. Yoon-G knows her body is a talking point in Korea (at least as much of a talking point as a b-list diva like NSG can be), so she’s slimmed herself down into Taylor Swift’s skinny Asian sister, crossed her fingers, and hoped for the best.
Can somebody just stick Yoon-G in Nine Muses already and call it a day? Jesus Christ.