One song. Every day. Alphabetical order.
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).
~ Rest in peace, Sulli. We will forever be grateful for the incredible music and spirit you left behind ~