Heize is keeping things bumping with the release of her new EP an, to our surprise, it contains a second track featuring DΞΔN (the first being Shut Up & Groove).

And July is be a track about trying to play it cool when you’re around your crush, but not so cool that you lose your chance.  The production of the track is a early nineties groove with overlapping samples and a bit of a new jack swing to it.  Lyrically, there is a little cultural dissonance when you first read the lyrics, but they make sense when taken as a whole metaphor.

Vocally, Heize’s rap verses are her best parts of the song.  She has energy that matches the vibe but still brings something extra.  Her opening vocals are nice as well, but she really distinguishes herself more from other female vocalists in kpop when she drops her rhymes.  DΞΔN steals the show, however, bringing his now signature style to the latter half of the track and adding the necessary bottom register to the harmonies.  In fact, he has so much control over the song, you have to wonder if this song was meant to be included in his upcoming debut album/second EP.  Whatever the case, though, the two still work well as a team.

Heize and DΞΔN have now put out two bangers; who’s for them just putting out a full duet album?

pop!gasa always keeps things cool…

Lyrics:
Did someone put drugs in it?
yeah (I said it’s true)
In your normal voice
(I said it’s true)
I drink cold water
I drink bitter coffee
But it’s so sweet, why?
(I said it’s) killin me softly

From A to Z
All of your past
I know everything
So why am I being like this?

I can’t even say anything
I’m about to explode
It’s too late to say
That I’m saying this out of heat (what)
So I’m only lingering around you

I can give you
the world
If only you come to me
I can give you
the world
Just say it
I’ll do anything for you yeah

From the long spring
To the summer that just came
Thinking bout
you baby Yeah

A night hotter
Than the July sun
Like all weekends
It’ll probably cool down
But today, it’ll be different
All the emotions I pushed back
I’ll tell you today
I hope We’ll be ok

I pushed back the UMF tickets
That I’ve been waiting for
And I’m on my way to see you baby

I put on some perfume
I put on my expensive Jordans
Then I get a call from you
“I don’t think I can go out today”

I can give you
the world
If only you come to me
I can give you
the world
Just say it
I’ll do anything for you yeah

From the long spring
To the summer that just came
Thinking bout
you baby Yeah

Among the coming and going people
I’m all alone
The fleeting night is comforting
(BUT) if it’s not today, I don’t think I can
So I’m pressing your phone number

If I hesitate more
I might see another girl next to you
So I’ll be careful
And I’ll tell you as if it’s not my story

I was denying it, saying I don’t know
Then two seasons have passed us
Even in this moment, I miss you
I need to be sure
Now stop

If I say it in May
I might seem impatient
If it’s next June
It’s obvious you’ll be busy

So I came this far
I know I’m not just a friend anymore
You already know
So what I’m saying is

You’re fine.
I’m fine.
And July.

Oh the reason is enough BABY

You’re fine
I’m fine
And July oh (you know?)

“It’s better if I’m a guy“

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