Opinions On Somi's 'Birthday' Song

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  1. topsyoxy

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    I didn't know much about her at all, didn't know much about the JYP and twice situation, and have no plans of watching Sixteen or hearing about it else where. So here's my unbiased opinion.

    The track isn't my thing honestly and it sounds like something I've already heard, but that could just be the pop formula. It also reminded me of a Meghan Trainor song. 'Birthday' is a quite laid back song. I like the mv aesthetic, that's some YGE never seems to go wrong on, there was a lot more english than I suspected, however my favorite part was, "oops, you're not invited." I disliked the beat drop, just wasn't my style or the choreography we did get to see, and the last 30sec of the song sounded like a children's chior. Nice confidence though.

    Overall 5/10
     
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    "nice confidence though" SJDSJ FOUL
     
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    Me during the bridge of the song:

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    Me when the drop starts:

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    the song in general is really bad after all
     
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    I like the musical direction she’s going by blending bubblegum pop and hip hop. The song was good, but it could have been better. I hope her next release is better.
     
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    4-3, sorry...

    She was really hyped so I was curious

    Genuinely not my thing (doesn't even sound like kpop?)
    Wasn't supposedly ktl not well received because it had too much english? This one is minimum 50/50
     
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    Now that you mention it it really sounds like a mashup between Meghan Trainor and Cher Lloyd or something.
    This is the third time I listen to the song, I gave it a 4, now it might be a 5-6. It’s... something.
     
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    I love it! Easy 10

    It’s a fun and catchy pop song with a classic Teddy beat drop (which is the simplest part of the song—and note how I said “simple” instead of “weak”... there’s a difference)!

    For real, it’s either my 2nd or 3rd favorite kpop title track of 2019, thus far:
    1. Violeta (IZ*ONE)
    2. Boy With Luv (BTS) OR Birthday (Somi)
    3. Boy With Luv (BTS) OR Birthday (Somi)
     
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    it's very meghan trainor/cher lloyd. it also reminded me of melanie martinez's soap
     
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    4-3

    I didn't so much mind her singing parts, but the pseudo rap was a little... cringe. And it had a lot of clichés (shake it like a polaroid, how you doin, boys come to the yard, etc.), so the end result kind of sounded like a slightly worse version of a million songs I've heard before.
     
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    outta my head was way better! I kinda wish that it was the title track instead. but birthday was cool.
     
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    It was basic, and I felt like it was a bit cringy lyric wise, her posing or dancing in the MV. It's not my thing personally.
     
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    the songs alright, but what really kills it are her vocals

    she sings so badly, really nasally
     
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