(Or Maybe this time the Twice’s teasers won’t fool us all…)
Twice had a vey busy 2018, playing with some new concepts, but never enduring something REALLY different from the group’s formula, and, in the mean time, we had some childish japanese releases, aiming for the kids. Like we saw on BDZ and Yes or Yes, the teasers promised again some sound and image inovation… Will we have it for a change??
And the answer is: “hm… yeah”. FANCY brings some fierce attitude and a little more tight clothes (but not tight enough to say that is a sexy concept) together with a club-dance jam, which has a similar structure with Yes or Yes. Similar, not the same, because the chorus has much more impact and replay factor, as it continues the juvenile aesthetic carried by the verses, escaping of being a nine member’s childish scream (hallelujah!!!) to be just a little scream divided by the vocal line members.
The melody brings a accoustic upbeat dance-pop, merged with a tropical house’s flute, not promising much more than an unpretentious song to dance together. The mv follows this objective, showing the girls with some fancy clothes and focussing on the choreography. In visual terms, Mina and Jeongyeon shined, being this one of the rare times that they didn’t seem away from the other member’s vibe.
At end, I listen to the album one time by now and it follows the same careless vibe from the single, with no ballads and a dancefloor-focused lyrics. It is not a bad EP, but, as any other unpretentious record, FANCY YOU can be one of the best albums of the year at the same time it can sound generic and derivative from other releases… Just time will tell…
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