Is…is this really WINNER?

I’m not afraid to admit it; I never got the hype surrounding WINNER.  At first I thought it was the style of music they tended to do, more rooted in rock and folk, but Akdong Musician and Day6 do similar stuff and I love their work.  I think, ultimately, it felt like there was a disconnect between what the group was interested (and capable) of doing and what the execs were trying to market them as.  This seemed to be exacerbated last year when the group’s Exit comeback was derailed by lack of interest by the general public (outside the Inner Circle).

But with the shakeup of Taehyun leaving and Mino doing well with Bobby (M.O.B.B) for a hip-hop sub-unit, it seems that there has been a reassessment and things seems to be off in a different–and stronger–direction and have delivered a certified bop.

Really Really takes the group in a far more pop direction, but the fundamentals of what made their fans love them is still there.  The vocals are solid, the production is crisp, and the harmonies (while weaker than before due to being down a member) are still solid enough to make you want to listen.  The best part about it is that the song manages to maintain the one thing that I did like about the group, their lyrical consistency.  This song tells a story of their emotions in a way that is understandable by different cultures and coherent from beginning to end.

What’s gone is the sense of brooding that hovered over the bulk of their previous tracks, even the happy ones.  It seems that they are taking themselves less seriously when it comes to presentation while keeping the seriousness when it comes to doing their craft.  That level of relatability is what will keep people coming back again and again.

pop!gasa is really, really important to us…

Lyrics:
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY

Where are you? Home?
If you’re not busy, come out
I’m in front of your house, wanna tell you something
Don’t know how to say it but
It’s nothing weird, no pressure

The most beautiful thing in my eyes right now
Is you lady
If my feelings for you were money
I’m a billionaire
I like you

REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
Accept my heart OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
I like you
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
Accept my heart OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
What do you think about me?

A cool goal
A ceremony like a propose
Let’s choose our pet names
Honey or baby or darling
It tickles my stomach just thinking about it
I’m nervous, I need a lot of alcohol
I may be big but I grow small in front of you
Do you know how I feel?

At first sight, falling in love like I’m slipping
The criminal who stole my heart (it’s you)
Even goddesses are jealous of your beauty
My heart trembles like a vibration (brrr)

Your fatal charms are killin me
You’re sexy, provoking me like hot chili
Don’t misunderstand
I’ll truly fill up your empty glass

The most beautiful thing in my eyes right now
Is you lady
If my feelings for you were money
I’m a billionaire
I like you

REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
Accept my heart OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
I like you
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
Accept my heart OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
What do you think about me?

If I made you uncomfortable, let me know
I’ll take a step back
Just be a guy you know
I can wait
Tell me you think you like me too
Let’s meet right now
I have something to tell you
I like you

REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
Trust me OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
I like you
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
Accept my heart OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
What do you think about me?
I like you REALLY REALLY OH
YEAH
I like you

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