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K-Pop A-Z: Infinite – Crying (Infinite H & Babysoul)

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Crying (Infinite H & Babysoul) (from Over The Top / Paradise – 2011)

Crying is hip-hop unit Infinite H’s first stab at a solo, and the first time listeners were exposed to Lovelyz’s Babysoul. Given these momentous descriptors, you might expect the song to feel more vital. Instead, it’s a pleasant midtempo that casts Hoya and Dongwoo’s verses in a strings-laden romantic atmosphere. Babysoul’s hook is nice enough, but Crying doesn’t feel much like an Infinite song. It lacks the personality that would be ever-present in Infinite H’s later material, replaced with a generic sort of sentimentality that makes it one of the more forgettable entries in the group’s discography. But, at least it got the ball rolling for better things to come!

 Hooks 7
 Production 8
 Longevity 6
 Bias 7


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