I think I’ve honestly outdone myself in anticipation for “It’s Alright” and Subsonic. I think I’ve built up expectations to a level that they could never be fulfilled.
I think I just need the album so I don’t destroy myself in my impatience.
Anyway, here is “It’s Alright”:
Younha certainly picked the right title for this one because that’s what it is, “alright.” Every Younha release has depth, so in context of what she does already, “It’s Alright” isn’t much. I don’t find it to be as impactful as some of her other works, most notably, “Set Me Free,” “Hope,” and “Strawberry Days.” Actually, this is the first time I’ve really seen Younha “try too hard” besides “It’s Not That.” As a result, I’ve come to the conclusion that Younha is just going release lackluster prerelease singles. I guess it would be a little much to expect Supersonic, but when the new album carries the namesake, it’s hard not to make comparisons or hope for the best. In fact, I’m clinging on to the phenomenal preview for “Subsonic” so tightly that you might think I’m about to fall off a cliff.
Here is the Tracklist for the upcoming album (songs with MVs are bolded):
- 시간을 믿었어
- 괜찮다 (It’s Alright)
- 아픈 슬픔
- Run (Acoustic)
What is this “Run (Acoustic)?” Well, I thought you’d never ask! Because I need to seriously rant.
This acoustic version of “Run” is the most awful thing she has ever released in her life, and I honestly have no idea whether or not I am not kidding about that. (Good joke gone bad? Maybe?) “Run” was decent until the last 30 or so seconds when the song decided to morph into “The Real Reason We Broke Up” with really odd background vocals. I honestly hope that this isn’t an indication of what is to come in the album, because I think I might cry. The arrangement of the acoustic “Run” was pretty uninspired, and it doesn’t help matters that I hate the videographer from a “capturing Younha” standpoint. (The short blonde cut doesn’t do her any favors either.)
What did you all think of the single release? Still hyped for the album?
Here’s the mini-album’s cover, and it looks to be released December 3rd (or it might be the 6th)!
(Melon, WeAlive, CJ E&M)