One song. Every day. Alphabetical order.
Electric Shock (from Electric Shock – 2012)
While not quite my favorite f(x) title track, Electric Shock is emblematic of many of the charms found in their music. It’s a taut, relentless pop song, simultaneously inviting and aloof. The instrumental thrives on sharp electronic textures, bolstering its clapping percussion with swoops of rough synth. The verses are aggressive from the start, but the pre-chorus filters out much of the noise to focus on a breathless build. This climaxes in a chant-heavy chorus that would sound underwhelming given less interesting production.
There’s not a whole lot of melody to be found within Electric Shock’s prickly form, but its combative energy works in the song’s favor. As much as it pummels you over the head, there’s something quite engaging about it its brashness. The track is constantly seesawing up and down, fitful but focused. These contrasts go a long way in making it an f(x) standout.
~ Rest in peace, Sulli. We will forever be grateful for the incredible music and spirit you left behind ~