WINNER has a second winner on their hands!

After the pop goodness that was Really Really, I knew that WINNER had to come with a ballad…I just didn’t expect to enjoy it so much.  Well-composed, well-written, and well-sung, Fool gives me everything that I have ever wanted from a slower track from this group.  The solos are emotional but not overwrought, the singers distinguish themselves well and sound great (even the rappers), and the production doesn’t make me want to fall asleep in my chair.

The lyrics are the shining star that will keep you invested in this track.  The story is relatable and shows a level of humility that you don’t always get from male singers this age…even the Korean ones.  Matched with a beat that builds as the song progresses but still finds a way to pull back at just the right moment to give the voices emphasis and let the emotion take hold.

The ultimate upside is that this is a song that is going to age well in terms of listenability and the ability of the singers to keep performing it as they get older.  There is nothing worse than having a catalog of tracks that do not reflect you in two years.  WINNER now has songs that can expand their fanbase and are going to be fan favorites at every concert.  Way to go, guys!

We are fools for pop!gasa

Lyrics:
Get lost from my sight
Those cruel words
I spat out without hesitation
Anyone can see
I was a fool
Even if I’m sorry now
Nothing changes
I know

It’s okay to swear at me
Even that’s not good enough
I just wanna hear your voice

Fool, stupid
I now know it’s all my fault
Dummy, idiot
I now know it’s all my fault
Baby I was a fool
I was a fool

I said
I was selfish
Only knew myself
I think I’m crazy
It’s me who pushed you away
Oh I was a fool
Oh baby I was a fool
Even if I regret it now
Nothing changes
I know

I don’t care if it’s just a short moment
If only I could you once more
For the last time

Fool, stupid
I now know it’s all my fault
Dummy, idiot
I now know it’s all my fault
Baby I was a fool
I was a fool

You used to dazzle and now you’re far away
Going through the scattered memories
I long for you every day
Yes I know I’m late late
Please come back as if nothing happened baby

You used to dazzle and now you’re far away
Going through the scattered memories
I long for you every day
Yes I know I’m late late
Please come back as if nothing happened oh baby

Fool, stupid
I now know I’m so stupid

Fool, stupid
I now know it’s all my fault
Dummy, idiot
I now know it’s all my fault
Baby I was a fool
I was a fool

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