[Review] Oopsie (My Bad) – NATURE

NATURE has returned once again with the release of Oopsie (My Bad). The group previously returned with I’m So Pretty in June of this year. Since then, the group has undergone a number of changes to their lineup. Gaga left the group in October to focus on her studies and Kim So Hee (known for being part for C.I.V.A and I.B.I; as) joined the group on the same day. Aurora will also sit out of this comeback due to a conflict of schedules. So through this review, let’s see how the new yet experienced addition to NATURE fairs.

Given NATURE’s past songs, Oopsie (My Bad) might be a fitting title for their discography. But at the same time, it gives off a really childish first impression to the song. But that childish impression doesn’t stay for long. Oopsie is rather bold with its execution, with the verses pretty much shouting right at you. The chorus, which I find to be very addictive now that I have given the song a few runs, follows that same vibe and works incredibly well. NATURE manages to infuse some sort of fun into the mix and they just don’t compromise in any way. I do think their singing and ‘rapping’ isn’t their best. But the bold direction and instrumental really makes this a stand out track. However, I can imagine people being dissatisfied with the song.  And I completely understand that. The shouting in the verses is probably obnoxious to many. It was the first time I heard it. But a few more runs of Oopsie showed how much fun the song could be, which is a common thread in NATURE’s songs. What I am trying to get there (besides showing my opinion) is that the song was ‘out there’ but also consistent with their prior work.

A common fairytale story that a number of KPOP music videos have tackled is Alice In Wonderland. And it seems like this music video is another addition to the lineup and I am really getting bored of it. This one doesn’t have a rabbit. Instead, it seems like the girls accidentally drink a potion. But instead of growing small to fit through the small door, the girls are supersized and find themselves stuck in a dollhouse. Other than that, I couldn’t find another mistake for them to go ‘Oopsie’ over. It is also another colourful video, fitting for their known style.

Something I wished the performance did incorporate was some energy into the dance. I think the chorus was begging for it. But they ended going with something over energy and I felt the momentum that the song channelled was drained as a result. Unfortunately, this comment stayed relevant throughout the performance.

Song – 8/10
Music Video – 7/10
Performance – 5/10
Overall Rating – 7.1/10

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