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Song Review: Majors – Giddy Up

Majors - Giddy UpMajors’ agency is banking on an interesting promotional approach. Rather than put all their eggs in one basket, the group’s comebacks have delivered dual title tracks – each inspired by a different genre. They’ve cast their net wide, which has some advantages. For example, I’m more inclined toward the EDM of Giddy Up than the bombastic girl crush of Salute. Had they only released that second track, this comeback may have passed me by. However, promoting two songs at once is a tricky business – especially with limited resources.

This strain can be felt in both tracks. Each feel too generic for their own good, lacking that extra spark that might push them over the edge. Perhaps more time and money should have been spent on just one of these songs.

With that said, Giddy Up is a fun burst of EDM pop. Its instrumental is very familiar (it kind of feels like stock music), but I appreciate its focus. Majors deliver a decent performance over the busy production, though their vocals are almost entirely absent from the chorus. This makes Giddy Up feel more like a DJ track featuring a K-pop group rather than the other way around. A more robust vocal arrangement would have helped give Majors more presence. They’re talented vocalists, but the take feels undercooked. I found myself leaning more heavily on the song’s electronic elements, generic as they may be. EDM is a promising niche for a group like Majors. They just need to find their voice and focus their energy.

Hooks 8
 Production 7
 Longevity 8
 Bias 8
 RATING 7.75

15 thoughts on “Song Review: Majors – Giddy Up

  1. There is the one about flinging spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks. That comes to mind. Yes, both this and the other one are generic fare in their genres.

    Nick nails it with his comment about how this sounds like a DJ working with a kpop group. It sounds like that EDM sound was just grafting on top of the chorus instead of being integral to the song.

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  2. I liked this a lot more than Salute (which was fun, but this one feels more unique).

    I’ve got to say Majors are really an interesting group and with some more resources and promotion they can really get bigger!

    Last time too I fell for their second track Dancing in the Starlit Night more… and that continues to be one of my fave songs from last year.

    Giddy Up has a similar energy to that and I loved the dance vibed EDM music! I didn’t realise it was all English until the end! In all honesty…. probably my favourite release of today ❤️

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  3. Dancing In the Starlit Night was a huge sleeper hit for me towards the end of last year mainly because of it’s throwback EDM-ness with some added nugu charm. This is similar. I’m not as in love with it as DITSM but it’s good.

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  4. I do think the vocals aren’t that strong and the melodies could be better but this instrumental is definitely my kind of thing. I love the synths and the bouncy bassline. ‘Now’ by ONEUS, in my opinion, is a better version of this song.

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  5. with the right promotion, i think Majors could become a very successful female kpop group, and in this industry, that is not an easy thing to do….i like their style, their look, i think their vocals are really good….they are beautiful….the talent is certainly there….

    i believe that if ANS Entertainment just focused on them, like how Hybe focused on one group – who we all know now is a super-group – i believe Majors could become one of the top female kpop groups for a long time….

    on this comeback by the girls, i love both songs….they have become my favorite tracks by them thus far….

    t. gumbo

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  6. I really love both Salute and Giddy Up. I stabbed ANS before they disbanded, and when I found out Bian would be redebuting in Majors, I got really excited. Majors has yet to disappoint me, and honestly, I don’t think they ever will. They put in so much time and effort into their work and music, and I’m so proud of them. They really deserve more recognition.

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