Simply once we thought the ladies of SM Leisure could not presumably impress us greater than they have already got, they swooped in with the long-lasting supergroup idea that’s Ladies On Prime! The primary iteration, GOT The Beat, brings collectively soloist BoA, Ladies’ Technology’s Taeyeon and Hyoyeon, Pink Velvet’s Seulgi and Wendy, and aespa’s Karina and Winter. We knew they’d be a legendary group as quickly as we realized the lineup and heard the opening notes of their debut, ‘Step Again,’ final yr.
After twelve months of ‘Step Again’ dwelling in our minds and on our rent-free playlists and questioning once we’d get a full venture, GOT The Beat is lastly again with their first mini-album! Stamp On It is a six-track journey all about being assured, realizing your value, and refusing to accept something lower than you deserve. And that is simply the power all of us want going into 2023, so we’re gonna stroll you thru every of those wonderful songs!
‘Stamp On It’
We acquired our first style of ‘Stamp On It’ throughout SM’s 2023 SMTOWN LIVE : SMCU PALACE@KWANGYA live performance on New Yr’s Eve, and we’re ecstatic to lastly have this triumphant monitor on streaming. Not gonna lie. We have most likely damaged our Spotify’s rewind button by now with what number of instances we have replayed it! The 2000s woman group vibes are so irresistible and add such easy, cool power. It additionally features a writing credit score from one other one among our favourite girls in music, Tayla Parx, which simply makes us like it much more.
A music this mind-blowing deserves an equally wonderful music video, and GOT The Beat undoubtedly delivered in that division! The ‘Stamp On It’ music video sees the women as a bunch of immaculately-dressed jewel thieves, a la Ocean’s 8, plotting schemes collectively and selecting some trendy getaway vehicles earlier than dancing outdoors of the museum their heist focused. Poetic cinema, if you happen to ask us!
A part of what we love about GOT The Beat’s music is the distinctive manner they fuse lighter and darker sounds – for instance, on ‘Goddess Stage,’ a saxophone turns into twisted into a part of a commanding, eerie beat earlier than a piano turns into the middle of the pre-chorus. This music flaunts the women’ energy and confidence with such an irresistible, virtually siren-like aptitude, and we could or could not have shrieked once we heard Hyoyeon rap “billionaire, higher step again” as a node to ‘Step Again.’
“My place is God’s realm, that is me
I am a goddess, a perfectionist that by no means lets go of each second
Not the baddie, a romantic having fun with all of the eyes…”
The thrilling ‘Alter Ego’ kicks off with a extra laidback sound than the primary few songs, however it will definitely turns into extra intense as the women speak about their brave, harmful sides! This seems like a follow-up of types to SEULGI’s debut solo with ’28 Causes,’ which explored the great and evil that coexists in every of us. Between the inventive theme and the beautiful harmonies on the post-chorus, that is undoubtedly one among our favourite tracks on the mini-album!
“I convey the doom, I convey the bliss…”
On ‘Rose,’ GOT The Beat returns to the extra aggressive really feel of songs like ‘Step Again’ and ‘Stamp On It’ whereas evaluating totally different facets of their personalities to a rose: lovely, however not with out its threatening thorns. One standout second from this monitor is the second refrain when Ladies’ Technology’s Taeyeon and Hyoyeon group up for 2 traces earlier than passing it on to aespa’s Karina and Winter for the second two lyrics – it seems like a passing of the torch from Ok-Pop legends to one of many fastest-rising teams of the most recent technology. And never gonna lie, that “you higher go away” lyric within the refrain is giving us flashbacks to the “go away” in Hyoyeon’s rap on SNSD’s ‘You Assume.’
“My thorns that I hid as a result of they made enjoyable of me
Fell into the phantasm of a stunning flower scent
The will pierces deeply, you may be sorry…”
The women are again of their villain period on the adrenaline-filled ‘Outlaw,’ channeling their independence whereas forging their very own paths ahead somewhat than catering to what others need from them. They insisted, “my coronary heart is the regulation,” staying true to themselves in an ominous, synth-pop masterpiece that captures the mini-album’s essential ideas completely. In the meantime, Karina’s “woman’s face, woman’s physique, however inside, God’s spirit” lyric calls again to ‘Goddess Stage’ and its deity theme.
“There’s nothing to be afraid, I am an outlaw
Guidelines break down, my coronary heart is the regulation
I am the one one who protects me, I am an outlaw…”
The mini-album ends on a excessive notice with the dancefloor-ready ‘MALA,’ which spins the Spanish phrase for “unhealthy” into an announcement on being a “baddie” and paving your individual manner on this planet. The distinctive beat incorporates all the pieces from the 808s to a flute to reflect the women’ duality, and the outcomes are merely delectable. Nothing unhealthy right here, simply magnificent! It is also oddly satisfying to listen to Karina say, “You understand I acquired the beat,” over the last rap part of GOT The Beat’s debut venture.
“Yeah, don’t be concerned an excessive amount of
We gon’ social gathering ’til tomorrow
Spicy it up, burn it…”
Stamp On It delivered all the pieces we may’ve presumably wished, from a Ladies On Prime mini-album, from astonishing vocal moments to empowering lyrics we may all use on tough days. BoA, Taeyeon, Hyoyeon, Seulgi, Wendy, Karina, and Winter have by no means stopped inspiring us, and that is what GOT The Beat is admittedly all about – even on the times once you really feel insecure or unworthy, you have already GOT all the pieces you want inside your self. So go present the world who’s boss!
Are you in love with Stamp On It as we’re? Which member of GOT The Beat do you assume owned every music? Tell us within the feedback beneath, or hit us up on Fb, Instagram, and Twitter! And for extra Ladies On Prime content material, click on right here.
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