JYP Entertainment has recently debuted this quartet of females known as Miss A. They started off as a much larger group (as in 5), but dwindled, as one of them joined the Wonder Girls and two others walked out. Now, it’s 4 chicks; 3 normal-looking and one with pink hair. Lovely.
I have to get something out of the way before I get into their music:
I’m not comfortable with a group, who is relatively unknown, to have already signed contracts left and right for endorsements. I’m not into that at all. It’s probably a much more common thing, but the notion of people having others do their work for them while they put in little to no effort in their success doesn’t sit well with me. I like being 100% involved in my achievements (and failures) and being ‘trained’ under a high-brow agency while I just let ’em pull the strings is beyond me.
The funny thing is, I’m listening to Miss A right now and I have to laugh a little after writing that statement because right at the beginning, these ladies are singing “You don’t know me, so shut up boy” bahahaha! Okay, okay! I DON’T know you, but still.
Anyway, Miss A is promoting ‘Bad Girl, Good Girl’ as their debut single. It’s not the worst song on the planet. They can sing, but anyone can sing. Bad singing is still singing, and I’m not saying they’re bad. Just a little uninspiring.
However, they managed keep my attention for at least a second with their stage dynamics.
Miss A have been/are being pushed as a dancing group more so than a vocal ensemble and, visually, they’re a very strong rookie group. Hence all the artsy dancing in their MV and this performance:
I suppose my problem with these ladies is their (or JYPE’s) lack of originality in their music and aesthetics. There’s nothing note-worthy in ‘Bad Girl, Good Girl’ that will revolutionize the Korean pop industry. Pop music derives from the inspiration of every other genre on earth and innovates itself accordingly. Miss A are not ground breaking and so far removed from innovative.
This is JYP’s new project (read passageway) for an influx of money. But who isn’t doing that already? If I’m going to spend my money, though, at least Miss A should provide something worth paying for.