9 Muses has always been that group that just was kind of on the edges of notice for me.  It’s not that they made bad music; it was just that it was the kind of stuff that went in one ear and out the other.  That changed with Hurt Locker as it sounded somewhat distinct and all the members stopped blending in with one another.

They’re new single, though, completely blew me away.  A mixture of throwback R&B and brighter kpop tones, it can honestly be said that this is the best the group has ever sounded.  The individual vocals are strong, the harmonies hit the sweet spot, and they still give the song plenty of energy despite it being a slower pace.  This also has to be one of their more solid tracks on the lyrical front as well with the description of the first night after the breakup of a long relationship being pretty apt.

The visual is pretty metaphoric and has confused some people so I’ll drop my two cents.  I believe the video is portraying a young woman who has committed suicide (Minha) with the other members all portraying aspects of her personality that are dying all presenting her with the now meaningless gifts that her ex had given her.  In the end, we see a now dead Minha wake up as a spirit (Sojin), leaving her to wander forever in the sleepless night that is death.

Lyrical translation courtesy of KBeat.net.

Lyrics:
I can’t sleep and I am hungry
I can’t sleep and I think of you.
I think I am carried away
Wherever I look around
I can’t find someone like you
Yes, I was crazy
I was crazy
Good one like you
how can I ever meet
You remembered all the important dates not to mention my birthday and
You were by my side inspite of all my whining
Whenever I got sick
without single complaint
you’ve run to me
I can’t sleep and I am hungry
I get to think of you.
I am on the edge
What do I have to do?
I should let you go
Now oh no woo oh oh
I can’t sleep and I am hungry
I get to think of you.
In this sad & lonely night
What do I have to do?
I should let you go
Give me some time
Don’t forget me too soon
Don’t fall in love too soon
Just once
I wish I could see you
I used to call you many times a day
And I used to whine you
I don’t know
Wherever I was, you just looked at me
You just looked at me
I didn’t know how precious you were
Do I have to say good bye?
I am so empty
I can’t think of anything but you
I can’t sleep and I am hungry
I get to think of you.
I am on the edge
What do I have to do?
I should let you go
Now oh no woo oh oh
I can’t sleep and I am hungry
I get to think of you.
In this sad & lonely night
What do I have to do?
I should let you go
Give me some time
I can’t sleep and I am hungry
I can’t sleep and I think of you.

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