FIESTAR - "APPLE PIE"
1. Apple Pie
2. Apple Pie (Inst.)
Not long after their last release 'A Delicate Sense,' FIESTAR is back with a summer single to whet your appetite, "Apple Pie."
I'm not too enamored with the song. The beat is okay, and, like usual, the vocals are top shelf. But the sad thing is that the whole package is just middle of the road. It's neither good nor bad, but just 'meh.' I don't hate it, but it certainly doesn't make my top 10 song list either.
In any case, it just didn't grab me. The main verses are ok, Yezi's rapping isn't half-bad, but the chorus was not as exciting and catchy as I would have hoped. There are better tunes in the FIESTAR canon than this one.
This MV has the girls dressed up as different professions: scientist, maid, flight attendant. And, in keeping with the apple theme, Snow White. Each of the costumes is sexy, and the girls tend to fail at what they're doing. Eventually they all end up around the same table eating miniature apple pies.
There are some nice humorous touches here; the video features Cao Lu's partner on 'We Got Married,' comedian Jo Se Ho. And some of the scenes were by turns cute or funny.
The dancing was definitely not all that great. We didn't see that much of it, but what I did see didn't impress me. It almost looked like the choreo was an afterthought, which is not a good thing. There was a sort of a sexy pantomime that Yezi did after her rap that just made the whole affair more embarrassing.
I'm torn on this one. On the one hand, there are plenty of cute and funny aspects to it. On the other hand the sets and outfits look cheap. I respect that not everything has to have a million-dollar price tag like a TV show, but you can do something on the cheap without having it look cheap. There's a lot here that's just kind of hit or miss.