Song Review: VERIVERY – Crazy Like That

VERIVERY - Crazy Like ThatI was pleased to see VERIVERY find such big success with a bright, upbeat pop track last year. Not every boy group has to posture and pose like a villain to sell albums, and Tap Tap felt like the start of a new era for the guys.

Crazy Like That takes a slight sidestep, delivering a cooler, more subdued take on dance pop. The track borrows the sparse, skeletal percussion from garage music, shining full focus on vocal melody. It’s pretty reserved for a K-pop idol track, and could’ve done with additional elements to add texture and interest. A few well-placed synth loops would have further expanding the song’s sense of space and a brought a new level to the production. Instead, Crazy Like That hinges on a few oft-repeated melodies. They’re sticky enough, but I’m not sure how well they’ll hold up in the long run.

On the plus side, it’s fun to hear VERIVERY tackle a new sound. The minimalistic nature of the song puts all the pressure on their performance, and they deliver a sleek series of vocals that will likely grow more addictive with time.

Hooks 8
 Production 8
 Longevity 8
 Bias 8

Grade: B-

10 thoughts on “Song Review: VERIVERY – Crazy Like That

  1. I Like it! with a Big Ell. It has a slinkiness to it, and a couple of intriguing little shiny things going on that doesn’t detract from the same.

    As I often say, it is a song that knows what it wants to be, does exactly that, and delivers. And then ends nicely.

    These days my heart wants to give it a mid to high 8’s, but in my head a low to flat 8 might be more about right. It will probably be a grower.


  2. spewking of verivery, i’ve always thought their previous song Tap Tap sounded a lot like Momoiro Clover Z’s Mirai Bowl with its energy-shifting chorus, though i think Mirai Bowl is the better song


  3. I like it a lot, even more than Tap Tap. Tap Tap is that song which you immediately love on first listen, play it 2 or 3 more times, before being buried in your playlist and forgotten. Crazy Like That, on the other hand, is something that I would seek out and listen to, or play on loop in the background.


    • Funny, because it was the exact opposite for me – I didn’t like Tap Tap at all during the first few listens, but now it’s one of my favorite songs of last year.


  4. I’ve always liked their title tracks and was excited to see them return to fun. I loved their new jack style songs and still miss it.

    Tap Tap wasn’t my favorite but I was happy they gained some attention for it. This isn’t bad but I don’t see myself listening to it unless I’m watching a performance since their choreography is always on point.

    This sounded like more of a SF9 title track or Pentagon b-side.


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