Korean girl group Apink’s first single 2018 marks a more mature side the team. “I’m So Sick” is a dramatic song, and the accommpanying music video feature the sextet in a totally new light, far away from the st, flirty style they have primarily favored.
“I'm So Sick” leads Apink's ONE & SIX EP, the group's seventh since their start in 2011. It follows last year's Pink Up EP, which saw them release the singles “Always” and “Five.” That album landed the group at No. 14 on the World Albums chart.
Thriving on distorted vocal acrobatics and wailing synths, “I’m So Sick” grooves along with a sleek house beat as the six vocalists lay forth their embittered farewell. Also known as “Not Even One,” the song is produced by Korean duo Black Eyed Pilseung and takes the group away from their more saccharine pop days with its strong melody, sudden transitions, and a impassioned refrain Auto-Tuned “wooooh nananana.”
For the music video, the six members Apink introduced their sultrier side by doing away with their flirty and feminine leanings in favor stronger, more mature looks that showed f their charismatic charms in a way different than their former pastel and girlish styles did. “I’m So Sick” doesn't particularly follow a storyline, but shows the women in various states getting over a relationship, and intersperses the dramatic farewell with sweeping choreography between scenes.
Along with the single, Apink's seventh One & SIX EP features five other songs. Members Chorong, Namjoo, and Eunji each credited with writing lyrics for tracks on album.