Heize is quickly become that chick to watch for.  She almost always drops a bop when she makes a comeback and, even when it’s a slow jam, she still makes it a good listen.  Now, with her second EP just released, she’s solidifying her own style.

Don’t You Know has that similar somewhat throwback that many of her previous releases have, but tips more into the laidback dancey range of sound thanks to fewer hip-hop samples and having an acoustic piano lead the instrumentation.  The underlying beat and bass have a nice thump and tend to dominate the ears and give the track a nice backbone without taking away from the overall sound of the track.  If we had to guess–based on the progression and familiar production elements–there’s a likelihood that DΞΔN had something to do with this.

The vocals for the track are nice with the singer using her slightly deeper than your average Kpop soloist voice to her advantage.  She still has that sweetheart tone, but the addition of the rap and her more throaty adlibs are a nice touch.  The backing harmonies give good support without making themselves obvious, but also help flush out the melody elements.

The lyrics (which run in sharp contrast to the video) are well worded and tell that story of paying attention to the wrong things (or not at all) in a relationship will ultimately have you missing out.  The imagery of how her priorities have shifted are solid and she gets her point across without having to be overly morose about it.

As for the visual…all we know is that between this and the video for And July, personal interactions with Heize are a dangerous thing.

Please treat us right, pop!gasa

Lyrics:
Now I know, even if you don’t say it
Why didn’t I know such an easy thing?
In the time I picked out my clothes
I should’ve held you 30 more minutes
I didn’t know how big your heart was
Though I knew what size you were
I forgot how to make you smile
And I thought wrong
If only you got mad at me
If only you told me without keeping it inside
You wouldn’t have been so cold
But I only realize this after it’s over

I didn’t know you
I didn’t know your heart
I didn’t even know you were getting farther away
I really didn’t know
And I was just picking out your gifts
But that wasn’t what you wanted

i wanna be a good girl
I didn’t wanna only receive, I wanted to give too
Cuz I’m making money now too
Your heart that looked at me was too slow
Although this may sound like an excuse
Even when I didn’t pick up your calls
I was changing for you
I wanted to be a powerful and respectable girlfriend
That was a dream just as important as being good to my parents
But how could you leave?
I haven’t given anything to you
What am I to do if you only give and then just leave?
There are probably no traces of me that remains with you
So what will you take to remember me? To reminisce about me?
I wish you would turn back when I call out to you
So I can repay you for all that you gave to me
So I could give you happiness

I didn’t know you
I didn’t know your heart
I didn’t even know you were getting farther away
I really didn’t know
And I was just picking out your gifts
But that wasn’t what you wanted

i can’t live without your love love
i can’t live without your love

I didn’t know you
I didn’t know your heart
I didn’t even know you were getting farther away
I really didn’t know
And I was just picking out your gifts
But that wasn’t what you wanted

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