Sometimes a group’s name and song title really tell you all you need to know. Nothing about “OhBliss” or (especially) “Bunny Bunny” sounded remotely appealing to me. But you never truly know until you give it a listen, right? Could Bunny Bunny actually be a hidden treatise on the sociological hardships caused as a result of the split between North and South Korea? Sadly, no. It’s just about the girls wanting to be some guy’s bunny, which is more than a little creepy.
Putting the questionable lyrics aside, Bunny Bunny is unfortunately yet another debut track from a group that’s clearly underfunded and undercooked. I applaud any endeavor to squeeze into the already crowded k-pop world, but it simply can’t be done with forgettable tracks like this. Many have already compared the song’s instrumental to AOA’s Like A Cat, and it’s clear that the producers were aiming for the successful Brave Brothers sound. It’s slavishly recreated here, down to the swirling background vocals and springy midtempo bounce. But like any knockoff, it’s missing a bit of what makes the original so great. “Bunny, bunny, bunny, bunny” simply does not cut it as a central hook, no matter how sweetly the girls deliver it.
The best thing I can say about the track is that they picked a skilled, addictive producer to copy. It’s hard to go completely wrong with this specific sound, and nothing about Bunny‘s musicality is as irritating as its title. Instead, it’s the kind of song that simply floats by, leaving little impact in any direction. For a debut group, this is definitely not a plus. But as a piece of bunny-themed music, things could have been much worse.