[Review] Got That Boom – SECRET NUMBER – Kpop Review – KpopHit

Earlier this month, SECERET NUMBER made their first comeback with Got That Boom. For those who have missed this female rookie group, they are a five-member group (consisting of Léa, Dita, Jinny, Soodam and Denise) under Vine Entertainment. This Got That Boom comeback comes after their debut with Who Dis? earlier this year.

The opening of Got That Boom always reminds me of an ITZY styled track. In my point of view, this sets up this track positively. And this is only positive and not a blatant copy of the popular female group because SECERT NUMBER manages to put their own spin on the style through this pop centric chorus and vocal work. Interestingly, I didn’t see this chorus coming. Personally I was expecting a little more attitude if the song was following the ITZY style instrumentally. But SECRET NUMBER manages to spin the song bad filling up the instrumentation with most notably brass and directing it down that pop route. It is still very good and I really thought it was well crafted. The ‘Dance Dance, Dance Dance‘ hook was quite catchy. So was the post-chorus hook with the ‘Tic Tac Toe‘ line. This is where the attitude that I thought was coming ended up. The vocal work was quite solid. It may not be a powerhouse style (which I think could have been used to give the song that extra layer of uniqueness especially for the final chorus – there were some good adlibs, but not that powerhouse style), but there were strong melodies throughout the song. The dance break was very logical. It had the boom that SECRET NUMBER claims that they got. And the rapping gives off a very strong edgy vibe. Overall, SECRET NUMBER proves that they have what it take on the industry with Got That Boom. They just need their own signature style or sound to really make themselves well known.

I really liked the edgy vibes the music video had. The sets, their outfits all carried gave off this vibe and looked pretty cool. There was also this kind of nostalgic factor to the set, given that many female groups have used similar sets in the past. So this video felt like a mashup of those styles, all in which came together quite nicely. The issue with the music video was the editing made it a bit messy. It felt like multiple editors were allowed the edit the video and I felt like I saw four different styles. In hindsight, it didn’t make the video that terrible looking. But it was just very distracting and very inconsistent.

The dance looks nice. There was a nice balance between the attitude behind the moves and the respective parts of the song. The chorus had this cute bounce to it, while the post-chorus hook had more of a mild sassy tone. I wished they took a bit further though, as that part really called for it. Something similar to the dance break and rap sequence would have been ideal.

Song – 8/10
Music Video – 7/10
Performance – 8/10
Overall Rating – 7.7/10


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