Apink Know What They Want From a Man On Bouncy New Track: Listen

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Ok-pop lady group Apink celebrated the primary Monday of 2019 with the discharge of their eighth EP Percent, fronted by the only “%% (Eung Eung).”

A lush, ‘80s-influenced dance monitor, “%% (Eung Eung)” is guided by fizzy snyths, snapping beats, and slapping percussion because the members sing about the kind of particular person one ought to love. "You're shining/ You look good on the skin/ It's in useless/ That just isn't sufficient child/ It's necessary to be warm-hearted/ I feel it needs to be somebody like that,” they declare as shiny synths velocity up in direction of the clapping melody of the refrain.

The music’s English title refers back to the Korean phrase “응응,” sometimes translated to “sure,” “okay,” or “uh huh.” It is one among a number of repeated phrases that seems all through the music’s verses, and when turned on its facet seems like a pair of % indicators.

The accompanying music video for the brand new monitor sees the ladies of Apink seem on a darkish and stormy evening at a "Pink Factory" as they assemble quite a lot of objects, starting from vinyl lips to a bejeweled gun. It ends with them throwing the objects right into a shiny pink brew, which they then use to soak a coronary heart that they use to boost a person's go well with to life. All the whereas, they change off between mushy pink outfits and quite a lot of dramatic, typically sequinned, seems as they carry out the alluring choreography.

Apink's newest single follows final July's "I'm So Sick." The new music continues the sonic shift Apink showcased within the prior one, because the group matures away from the angelic, girlish sounds they grew to become recognized for within the early years of their profession to showcase a extra charismatic, compelling facet to themselves.

During a press convention in Seoul immediately (Jan. 7), the group reportedly described their exploration of a brand new fashion of music that matches into their total picture "is APink's homework” whereas figuring out its path transferring ahead. The act additionally stated that there was a connection between the 2 tracks. “The lyrics in 'I'm So Sick' lastly declared an finish to an estranged lover, and in '%%,' the lyrics say 'I've been there and I cannot give in (to loneliness) till I discover the precise man I would like,'" stated Namjoo, based on Yonhap.

Along with the only, Percent options 5 different tracks, together with the brand new jack swing-inspired "Enough," which options lyrics written by Chorong. 

Apink launched their first music "I Don't Know" in 2011 and has often topped charts in South Korea since then with their charming model of candy pop music. Last 12 months's One & Six EP, the group's seventh, peaked at No. 11 on the World Albums chart dated July 14.

Watch the music video for Apink’s “%% (Eung Eung)” beneath.