“미처 말하지 못했어 다만 너를 좋아했어.”

“Rough” by GFriend | Shalla wrote about GFriend’s debut last year, and since then, things have changed. She absolutely does not like the group at all. Okay, maybe it’s partly because of Umji, but she’ll tell you it’s because they have not changed after three mini-albums. “Me Gustas Tu”, released last July, was still in high rotation when we went to Seoul in December, charting again because of a particularly slippery performance that went viral. (Nine million views for Yuju falling eight times!) Just two weeks back they released “Rough”, which just might prove to be the breakthrough for this Korean act. And, well, yeah, it’s a good song, but I can also see what Shalla means. The three songs are virtually similar in structure; the last two both come from the same sweeping, orchestral cloth, even. Also, GFriend seem to be stuck in this weird state of flux. All three singles present an exceedingly idyllic vision of growing up, so much so that it makes me cringe. Am I supposed to be watching this seriously? Yes, Niko, yes, and because of that serious watching you can now confidently say that GFriend is Apink with the innocence maxed out. I’m not sure who it’s supposed to be for exactly. But, hey, they’re doing well in the music shows now. Either the plan is finally working, or people just want to see them graduate (what “Rough” pretty much is about) and do other things already. [NB]

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