[Darice] This week’s Throwback Thursday is Kara’s debut song, Break It. I’ve never really listened to the group before or had much interest in them, but their debut song Break It was a pleasant surprise.
[Zoey] I’m not a huge fan of Kara either. I first heard about them when all the original members were still there. My brother had just bought their album from his trip to California. I remember really liking their song If You Wanna, but that was the last of my memories regarding Kara. The next I heard about them, a member had left and there were now five members. I don’t even remember what song it was that brought the familiar Kara name back to me. They have catchy songs, but nothing ever really stood out for me to want to be on the lookout for song releases from them.
[Darice] Now, the English at the very beginning of the song wasn’t awful when she began, but towards the end I had no idea what she was trying to say. I will say, however, that the English was probably the best I’ve heard in a debut song thus far. The song itself was really advanced for a debut song in my opinion. The girls sang wonderfully and confidently, not sounding like rookies at all.
[Zoey] The song is definitely catchy and definitely brings the old KPOP feels back. And their voices are very beautiful, but a bit… emotionless? But hey, it’s a debut song so I can’t expect them to hit the roof with this song. They’re a household name now, and that’s all that matters.
[Darice] The music video was a bit awkward though, with the girls seeming as though they were trying to be sexy and cool when they just looked uncomfortable. They were completely different from the popular Kara that everyone knows and loves today only because it seems they have developed more confidence now, I think.
[Zoey] I’ll have to agree with Darice in that the music video was just really awkward. I honestly could not bring myself to watch it all the way through. I don’t know if they were trying to be tough or sexy, and if it was supposed to be a combo, it was not successful. But companies learn, and work harder on improving the debuts of their rookies. Nowadays, rookies look more confident, although I did just watch JJCC’s debut, and it was not at all what I had expected, but I’ll save that for another day.
[Darice] Although I was a little disappointed that Goo Hara wasn’t yet part of the group, I still really enjoyed the song and give it a 7.
[Zoey] My score is also a 7. The song didn’t really hit home with me, but it was still enjoyable. With everything the group has gone through and is going through now, I hope Kara stays a strong household name, and that Kamilias keep growing because that’s what Kara needs; their fans.
We couldn’t find an official music video for Break It, so check it out on Cammy41514’s channel at http://youtu.be/I4b_0zGSuRE and share your thoughts below!
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