“기적처럼 다 지워지기를 바라죠.”

“April Story” by April | Yes, another K-pop song, but stick with me on this one. (Has anybody?) K-pop runs in seasons. Spring is for simple, almost folksy love songs. Summer loves to party, but it’s still warm, a bit more emphasis on soul. Autumn is where the big hitters come out, for some reason. Winter, finally, has this very pure, innocent sheen – and, somehow, tends to be very sad. In the first week of 2017 alone, we had Akdong Musician’s “Last Goodbye” (we reviewed this album last week) and Vromance’s “I’m Fine”, and then there’s April’s “April Story”. They’re a group I would not otherwise pay attention to, but I was still awake when they premiered this almost two weeks ago, and loved it at first listen. Bittersweet verging on pained, there definitely are shades of GFriend here: the powerful choreography, the sweeping arrangement, and, perhaps, the winter sky. Perhaps, because we don’t get winter here. I am wrong with these things, but this could do for April what “Rough” did to GFriend. Perhaps. [NB]

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