[Review] Want You To Say – PLAYBACK

It has been a while since we last saw PLAYBACK with a new song. I remember only of the song that shared the same name as their group (which I remember doing a review for but apparently I never did). They released another single according to their Wikipedia page, but they went unheard of at my end. And that was all 2015. Until the release of Want You To Say, they practically were hidden from the scene. Now, they are also participating in MIXNINE.

Though it was intended to be a Summer song, the track does manage to stay on the replay list. Not as much as you hoped but I listen to the track a few times each week since its release. There is an addictive nature to this track and it somehow manages to stay fresh. That freshness cannot be attributed to the now standard tropical instrumental but rather their amazing vocals. Their vocals just felt perfect for the song. Not once did they go too high or too low but instead, kept a nice balance. Actually, on that note, the instrumental didn’t go overboard and also balanced well with the vocals. They could have a used a catchier hook to make the song even more memorable. But besides that, the track was awesome.

I wish I could say the same thing about the music video. But instead, it falls behind due to its lack of content. Minus scenes of the girls just hanging out with each other, the video consist of choreography scenes. I mean it could have had more scenes that felt appropriate, such as something beachy or some sun. It might have been cliche but it could have enhanced the video to be something a little more fun and vibrant.

The choreography isn’t that memorable but it felt fitting for the song.

Song – 9/10
Music Video – 6/10
Performance – 7/10
Overall Rating – 7.5/10


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