Leo and Ravi from Vixx have formed their own sub-unit and the first single, while not exactly what is expected from them, still has some merits.  The strongest part of the track is the lyrics, which tell a good story about the inner turmoil of who is pushing away the woman he loves.  Leo’s vocals are nice and a good counterpoint to Ravi’s more gravelly rap tones.  What takes this track down a notch is the production and the way that the other elements fit into it.  There’s a disconnect between the dull beatwork and mood the song tries to set; it might have been meant as a juxtaposition, but it doesn’t come off that way.

The visual is what will make up some ground for the lackluster production for many people.  It depicts the Leo as the outward appearance and Ravi as the id, with the two battling it out to have their way.  The depiction of the war is not too convoluted but still gets its point across well, making it able to tell the story without too much need for translation.

We hope pop!gasa never lies to us…

Lyrics:
This is a beautiful lie
My last lie
Even if it hurts to death
I am hiding myself under a mask for you

I see myself in the mirror and I ask myself
Will it really make you happy if I let you go?
I’ll throw myself away completely because you need quiet time to yourself
Did I say those things without even meaning it?
As I replay your face when you screamed go away
I’m tainting our memories that were beautiful
I haven’t imagined a life without you yet but please be happy
So that at least my lie can shine

I’m letting go of your tightly held hands
But my heart is still the same
But I’ll let you go

I’m letting go of your hands
But my heart is still the same
I think it’s best for you if I end it right here

This is a beautiful lie
My last lie
Even if it hurts to death
I am hiding myself under a mask for you

It’s alright if you leave me
I want you t be happy
Oh I’m
I’m a beautiful
I’m a beautiful liar

You keep shedding tears in front of me
It was an unexpected line that led to the next chapter
You told me to take back the words I spit out
As you hold onto my face
Then you collapsed off your feet
This isn’t the future I thought of
It seemed like a sin to look at you like a lonely tied up dog
So I’m swallowing up my feelings and letting you go
You must live better than me, promise me
But the moment I said that, you turned around

I won’t hang onto you, I will smile
This is me, don’t hesitate anymore
Leave me

It’s time for me to give you
The last bits of my heart
The fact that we loved is beautiful

It’s time for me to give you
The last bits of my heart
The fact that we loved is beautiful

Me with iron shackles on my legs
Is more like me than ever before
(You turned around, ran to me
Told me not to say stupid lies
As you smiled in front of me)

It’s a beautiful pain
Letting you go
I have to kill myself inside
Swallow my tears
And put on a smiling mask

I feel so relieved now
Please don’t worry about me
Oh I’m
I’m a beautiful
No, a cowardly liar