Total Score: 3.20
Sound Quality: 4
Singing Quality: 3
Contextual Fit: 1
Release Date: 03/12/2009
Heyyyyy! As you may have been able to guess from the last couple of posts, I got super-burned out both on writing this blog and on the Sorry, Sorry album as a whole – it’s kind of boringly competent and there are only so many ways you can write “it’s fine.” But I took several months off, and now I’m back, and hopefully can get back into the swing of things with the second KRY song on this album, this one featuring members of TVXQ. When they perform it live, Eunhyuk substitutes for both of them (or Donghae does too sometimes I guess). It’s… kind of a snore.
Despite this being Super Junior (or Super Junior-KRY) featuring the other two, it really almost feels like Micky & U-Know ft. Super Junior KRY. There is quite a bit of guest rapping in this song, and KRY only get the choruses and the bridge. U-Know in particular is rapping awfully fast near the beginning, so it sort of makes sense why, other than promotional reasons, they may not have wanted Shindong and Eunhyuk to do this. Also, if you watched the live version above, you’ll see that the rap in the live version features a lot less swearing and a lot fewer words in general. Eunhyuk, I love you, but a fantastic rapper you are not.
But guest rapping aside, there is not a huge amount of lifting for anybody in KRY to do here, and there are no memorable hooks other than “a-a-a-a-aaaaapa.” And since I’m coming at this from the angle of “five months after listening to anything else from this album”, I’m going to be a bit harsher on the vocals; I’m not super impressed with any of them. (I’m also listening to this an hour or so after listening to “Devil”, in which Yesung’s voice is well and truly shot, so hearing him here is sort of like “oh right he could sing once.”) Kyuhyun’s voice is still developing and it’s a bit weak/wavery here, and Ryeowook is oversinging again.
Lyrically it’s about a breakup that shook and broke their hearts like a, well. This doesn’t sound like an earthquake though; it sounds like “we are sexy angsty cool-ass men” (or like it’s trying to sound like that, anyway).
We only have a few more songs to power through until we get to the next single, and that one’s a doozy, so stick around.