What's Wrong With "Signal?"

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  1. Mehrvigne

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    So I finally got around to watching VIXX's "Shangri-La" and Twice's "Signal." I'm not a Once, but when a group releases something new, I'll watch because I want to see what's out there. I went into this video with an unbiased opinion. After watching "Signal" I have one question: Why all the hate?

    It seems like the video and song got a lot of backlash and negative reviews. Either the song sucked and the video was meh, or the song was flat and the video was horrible. I watched both. Song was okay. Nothing cringy to run away from or turn it off in the middle. The video + song just seems like someone trying to talk to someone else but they're like an alien from another planet. Communication issue. This could be like talking to a guy/girl you like that won't notice you. I could go into a deeper theory but that might be reading too much into the song.

    From how people talked about it, I expected something juvenile and badly produced, or over-the-top nauseatingly cute but boring. It was none of that. Compared to other groups, Twice is still a new group and has lots of time/room to develop and grow into something amazing. Their career is still new.
     
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    What's wrong is the intro rap thing, it was repeated 3 tines when even once was pushing it.

    No bridge, and not an ecstatic chorus.

    Tho signal to me is better then cheer up because it isn't as annoying.
     
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    I'll have to go back and watch it again. I watched it twice, once for the pure visual/song experience, then again for the lyrics. I honestly didn't even notice there was no bridge. The intro was a bit repetitive, but then again, I'm used to western anti-climatic EDM so a little bit of that in the beginning was tolerable when you have patience.

    Cheer Up wasn't one of my favorites, either.
    (I don't like to judge a group by just title tracks, so if any Once have any side track recommendations I should check out, shout out!)
    I mainly wanted to amuse myself, but it makes my day to know I can amuse other people, too!
     
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    The signal bonae part really ruined the song honestly for me. It's probably my least favorite part-the chorus itself is actually really catchy and good, but that talking signal bonae part just ruined the whole song for me and also the chorus only happened like two times within the span of the song which just was not good because it was the best part. I think if the signal bonae part would've been changed or redone in some way the song would've been better received.

    I mean I'm a once and I hated this song and that part is mostly to blame. My only complaint about the MV is not enough Jungyeon and also it would've been cool if they didn't have the creepy alien ending because I didn't need to see my babes like that-I really felt their sound grew with Knock Knock (I know that's an unpopular opinion-but that is one of my favorite songs by them so far) and Signal just felt like a step back.
     
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    I am similar to you in regards to the intro part. It is my least favorite part of the song. However, it didn't ruin the song for me.

    And like you I felt the chorus parts could have been a larger part of the song. I actually really really dig the chorus of Signal. I love it. Because of it I still love the song despite my reservations about the intro.

    It's kind of weird though because despite the intro most likely being the major reason it wasn't well received by many, it's also at the same time the most memorable part in terms of public recognition. I see Trying To/I Must Let You Know and the Signal Bonae used to hype the song more than any other aspect of the song. Maybe it's just Onces doing it, I'm not sure.

    And sort of random but your stating that you're a Once kinda made me think.

    I think I'm officially a Once. I mean I think I have been for awhile in all but name only. So yea, I joined the club.
     
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    Agree for the most part, except I definitely take Cheer Up over Signal ANY day
    But seriously, the "signeul bonae signal bonae" part is UGH
    And the chorus really lacks, it's anti climatic really
    And the "michigesseo jeongmal" part is also blegh.
    Only the verses are somewhat better and more tolerable than the rest of the song
     
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    The quality of vid is not bad, but song....
     
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    OH WELCOME TO THE FANDOM THEN!
     
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    The question is, is it the type of song that will make you listen to it over and over again?
    For me Signal was okay, but it didn't have that pull that'd make me jam to it everytime (not bashing here).
    Hmm, I preferred knock knock.
     
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    the intro rap going viral at my country Malaysia.
     
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    The only recent song in TWICE I liked on first listen, I was like wut? Still ain't TT tho. lol
     
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    Your sig!LOL

    Signal is ok but is not memorable for me. The only part that stuck with me was the signal bonae. I like the beat. And the girls' dresses.

    And the video, I don't know, I found it pretty confusing but it does match the lyrics well, which I think are ok too. The alien thing was just a no no, for the girls at least, the alien guy was ok.

    Bottom line, it's not a song I will obsess about nor repeat over and over. It's one of Twice's less memorable songs too, for me.
     
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    garbage crap like always.

    Nothing new
     
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    Because TT and Cheer Up were so catchy. If Twice isn't releasing those kind of songs, they don't offer any else musically.
     
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    bcus it straight from garage band
     
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    IKR haha! Hyoyeon is my bias and I laughed hard when I saw this gif, I had to make it my sig :excitedr:
     
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    You're Hyo biased! She's one of my favorite too! Did you listen to her new song? I love it!
     
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    Yes I did, I'm streaming it right now in YT hahaha!
     
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