One song. Every day. Alphabetical order.
Gangsta Boy (from Pinocchio / Hot Summer – 2011)
Taking an old-school hip-hop approach, Gangsta Boy unveils a quirky sing-talk style for most of its verses. As expected from its era, the chorus opts for a generous dose of stylistic autotune. I think the song could do without that touch, and a greater focus on its playful, percussive production. Gangsta Boy’s sing-song melodies stay just short of cloying, but their throwback nature can be a lot of fun. There are elements of both 60’s and 80’s era pop at play here, filtered through a uniquely K-pop touch. With that said, the track could stand to be at least thirty seconds shorter. There’s just not much to it, and things become pretty repetitive by the end.
~ Rest in peace, Sulli. We will forever be grateful for the incredible music and spirit you left behind ~