K-Pop A-Z

K-Pop A-Z Review: f(x) – Pretty Girl

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Pretty Girl (from Pink Tape – 2013)

Pretty Girl manages to make distortion sound a little bluesy, even as its ticking time bomb of an instrumental assaults us with frantic hi-hats and a hearty clap. The verses are comparatively reserved, but build into a mammoth pre-chorus that brilliantly sets up the central hook. I love how rhythmic this chorus is, utilizing a call-and-response approach to highlight the interplay between the percussion and vocals. Amber’s rap is quite goofy, but the song benefits from a light touch to counter its heavy stomp. Unlike its title, this isn’t a quintessential “pretty girl” of a pop song, but its bombastic charm is all f(x).

 Hooks 8
 Production 9
 Longevity 9
 Bias 9
 RATING 8.75

~ Rest in peace, Sulli. We will forever be grateful for the incredible music and spirit you left behind ~

2 thoughts on “K-Pop A-Z Review: f(x) – Pretty Girl

  1. Those Luna pre-choruses are all kinds of amazing. She’s a powerhouse and I’m so glad she got to release a solo mini-album at least.

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