“지금 보고 있는 게 꿈은 아닐 걸.”

“Bboom Bboom” by Momoland | And our first ever K-pop post of 2018 goes to Momoland, the only group I know (from any country) who manages to get away with integrating dabbing in not just one of their songs. (And the first time they used it, in last year’s criminally underrated “Wonderful Love”, it did not feel like a gimmick.) I’ve long been wary of calling songs from rookie K-pop groups the one song that will break them out, but it’s safe to say that this has brought this gang closer. Again, the precedent has been there – I actually liked their debut, “Jjan! Koong! Kwang!”, in all its frothy and bouncy goodness. And, again, “Wonderful Love”, which is such a feel good song I don’t know why I did not write about it the first time around. But with “Bboom Bboom” the group presents a quiet grower that’s reminiscent of Red Velvet at their least confused: subliminal grooves, hooky choruses, and no off spot all around. (It definitely helps that this song is produced by Shinsadong Tiger, he who helped bring EXID’s iconic “Up & Down”, and most of their other singles, to the world. There are questions of plagiarism, however, from a Russian group.) Also, Shalla is entranced by that dance at the chorus. Steady, quite entrancing. It’s rare that we agree on our love for the same song, so that makes this one a winner in our book. [NB]

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