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Song Review: REDSQUARE – Color Full

This has been quite the week for girl group debuts, hasn’t it? REDSQUARE is the third new act to emerge in the space of forty-eight hours. And like Woo!ah! and Secret Number, they come from a relatively small agency without the kind of clout that would render them instant successes. But of the three groups, they’ve delivered the most unique and addictive track.

Color Full is a lame play on words, but, that’s neither here nor there when it comes to the quality of the song. The opening bars did not fill me with much hope, as the girls rattle through a list of colors in a bid for self-empowerment. It’s a nice sentiment, but more than a little on the nose. Thankfully, this up-with-people moment is underlined by a satisfying pop stomp, proving that REDSQUARE aren’t taking themselves too seriously. And considering the political connotations of their group name, that’s probably a good thing.

Anyways, the rest of Color Full is a delight. The pounding instrumental is surprisingly hearty, bringing in piano and funky synth without ever sacrificing its clobbering beat. There are some nice ad-libs planted throughout, both spoken and sung. And, the vocal arrangement is quite nice – especially when it layers the girls’ voices during the chorus. The melody never builds to any true standout moment, but remains cohesive and catchy all the way through, even allowing room for a few great power notes. If we’re keeping score, Color Full is right up there with CRAXY’s Aria for my favorite girl group debut of 2020.

 Hooks 8
 Production 9
 Longevity 9
 Bias 8
 RATING 8.5

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8 thoughts on “Song Review: REDSQUARE – Color Full

  1. I could be brown, I could be blue, I could be violet sky … whoops wrong song (Mika)

    I am on the fence about this song. The central conceit is that low bass thump thump obbligato. Layered on top, if you take the bass away, it is actually a fairly conventional kpop girl group vocal. Maybe that is perfect! Until recent releases, that was Dreamcatcher strategy – conventional vocal over hard rock instrumental. So maybe this sort of approach will give Redsquare something a tiny bit distinguishing.

    Do I like it? Its OK.

    For GABRIEL above. I am going to say yes, probably right. I listened toggling between the Little Mix and this one a few times, but then I decided that I don’t care enough about either song to listen well enough. But we all know examples, and have seen youtube compilations that ripping off other songs is not uncommon in kpop. So, Yes.

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  2. I believe four of the members are from good day. I’m glad many of the members are promoting again. Heejin is the only one I haven’t seen

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  3. It’s an alright song. I just can’t help but imagine their concept and sound if they actually lived up to the “redsquare” label. Red Army Choir meets modern synth maybe?

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