- As they say, the proof is in the pudding, and even if the pudding is a vacant slow song like this one, all five ladies managed to sing it well; down to Amber, who usually doesn’t get more than a word in of rap, let alone any singing, but here she’s clearly testing the waters out just like Minho of SHINee circa “Lucifer” 2010 (Beautiful Goodbye).
- The final song on this album is “Lollipop,” which is a Korean remake of f(x)’s previous endeavor with MIC (Chinese group). For this re-issue, f(x) have employed the help of label mates SHINee, the group that these ladies are supposedly modeled after.
This collaboration sounds rather promising, but as the song unfolded, so did my hopes for an epic duet.
The vocal treatment on everyone involved in this song is cringe-worthy. They say less is more, and in this case, f(x)’s producers could have taken note from a certain other Lollipop song-on-song progression, because this version is hectic and unbearably one-dimensional. The mix seems off too, as I’ve noticed on other songs on this album, because several members from both idol groups get buried and lost among everything going on (Lollipop).
Written/Posted by: arnold.arteaga @ allkpop
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