Another big release over the last few weeks is (G)I-DLE’s comeback with Super Lady, the lead single off the group’s second studio length album 2. This follows on the pre-release single, Wife, which is also featured on the same album (I’ll be back to review this single separately in the future), their previous Korean comeback with Queencard last year and their debut with their first Western singles I Do and I Want That.
Super Lady is a grower, growing immensely on me over the last few weeks since its release. For the most part, my thoughts on Super Lady has remained the same from the beginning. But I do find myself fair more addicted to the song since my first listen. I very much liked everything in Super Lady, with the exception of the club-like breakdown we hear in the bridge and as the backing of the final sequence of Super Lady. I personally find it cuts the powerful and empowering tone that (G)I-DLE, and in particular Soyeon (who produced the song alongside Pop Time, Daily and Likey), had set up in Super Lady, and opts for a cliche breakdown that doesn’t show off the uniqueness that we know (G)I-DLE can pull off. I wished the song had better maintained that powerful/empowering tone throughout to the very end, as that had some substantial bite and would have really made the song a home run for me. Aside from that, Super Lady is a powerful track that (G)I-DLE knows how to handle extremely well. Soyeon’s introduction was commanding and kicks off Super Lady with a bold opening that practically sets the tone from the get-go. From there, the members follow up with strong vocals and rapping that highlights their skill set and talent. When it comes to the chorus, I really like the unapologetic catwalk vibe that is given off the music, while the tenacity and the ‘in-your-face’ nature of the song helps sell Super Lady‘s messaging so well.
Super Lady‘s music video is a homage to strong females we have seen in pop-culture and history. For example, each member portrays a strong female who have made a name for themselves in their respective story or chapter in history. Soyeon portrays Athena (the Greek Goddess of War), Minnie portrays Medusa, Yuqi portrays Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians, Shuhua portrays the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, and Miyeon portrays the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. In addition to those characters, it is theorised that the song’s lyrics also makes references to currently active female groups like IVE, LE SSERAFIM, EVERGLOW and aespa. Even the black and white palette used in the video for the background, outfits and styling reminds me of 2NE1’s I Am The Best music video (though there was a bit of colour in that video). I also really liked the stadium stage setting the video was also set on. It looked epic up close and the crowd cheering at the end really seals the deal that (GII-DLE are Super Lad[ies].
The choreography definitely reflects the song well. It is powerful, shows us who is boss and definitely showcases (G)I-DLE in their strongest mode yet. I really like the domino sequenced move in the verses, and the chorus routine looks very catchy (though I will put that towards the Super Lady dance challenge that I am seeing on my social medias).
Song – 8.5/10
Music Video – 9/10
Performance – 9/10
Overall Rating – 8.8/10
Author: kpopreviewed from kpopreviewed.com
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