SUMMER OF K-POP: Girl’s Day – Darling

There are few things I enjoy more than a great summer song. They're bright, they're exciting, and they remind me of my favorite time of the year.

There's no telling what this summer will bring to K-Pop, but for the next few weeks I'll look back every day and present a highlight from past summers. The rules are simple: I start my carefully compiled playlist "K-Pop Summer", press "Shuffle" and if the title that comes up has not yet been published on the website, it receives a contribution and a short overview of its own.

So, get ready for a summer of K-pop on the bias list!

(View all Summer of K-Pop songs here)

<< Song 48 >>

Deux (1994)

You may have heard this song recently from the variety-spawned SSAK3 (or the more under-the-radar boys' group Great Guys). It'll be hands down the oldest track in this Summer of K-Pop feature, but there's a reason it stayed relevant for 26 years. In Summer (여름 안에서), a foundation of its subgenre, Deux 'New Jack takes swing fundamentals, adds a generous amount of ocean sound effects, and throws a light, airy pop melody over it. The result is a song that sneaks up on you. It's unlikely to wow from the first moment, but its sluggish, hazy appeal has real staying power. The song is both groovy and relaxed, making it perfect for a variety of seasonal activities. And of course we can't ignore this blazing 90s saxophone!

hook 9
production 8th
longevity 10
Pre-tensioning 8th
RATING 8.5

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