[Review] Ending Credit – Uhm Jung Hwa

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Uhm Jung Hwa is back with her latest track, Ending Credit. She previously made her last comeback at the end of 2016 with the first part of her mini-album, The Cloud Dream of the Nine. Her return 1 year later features the second part of her mini-album, where Ending Credit is the main track. Uhm Jung Hwa also collaborated with Lee Hyori in another track (Delusion) which also features on the mini-album.

I dig this song a lot. It sounds very plain when you listen to it the first few times. But after a while, it caught on very quickly and is soon becoming a song that will dominate my replay list. The song is so smooth and just fits into the genre of music that I am loving. The chill side of the song is so damn good and the first few seconds (before she starts singing) would be fitting for many TV shows currently on our screens. Once she starts singing, you can identify the retro vibes that dance track is trying to portray. Her vocals glide very easily over the instrumental, giving it a very strong (in a subtle way) presence. It isn’t a catchy song, but somehow it manages to become impactful. And even more mysteriously, it has me going back for more.

If a particular music video is 100% retro, then Ending Credit is probably at 110% retro. From her outfits to the lighting, to her hairstyle, the video takes you back to the 80s. And I really enjoyed all of it. Even the hazy filter that was placed over the video looked so damn good. The theatre was a nice place to set the entire video, giving it an aesthetic look.  And to complete the video, it featured its own Ending Credit.

The choreography looks nice. Parts of it reminds me of voguing, while other parts felt like a normal upbeat dance. I want to see a full live stage (mainly because the one shown on Weekly Idol looks extremely promising and that full theatrics would make it an iconic stage), but the chorus looks so nice.

Song – 9/10
Music Video – 9/10
Performance – 9/10
Overall Rating – 9/10

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