[Repackaged] OH MY GIRL – Windy Day

Windy Day is the repackaged version of the group’s third mini-album, Pink Ocean. The title track was used as the promo song and was one of two new songs and a remix.

Released: May 26, 2016
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7. One Step Two Steps (한 발짝 두 발짝)
8. LIAR LIAR (Chinese Ver.)

WINDY DAY is one of my favourites from OH MY GIRL. The group changes things up for the quirky pop tune, LIAR LIAR, by bringing something a little more folk-like. This song has an uplifting quality that focuses a lot on the guitar to bring a brightness to the verses. The chorus is a bit different as there is an explosion of energy that pushes the percussion and synths. I love the catchiness of the song and the different sections of the chorus help to bring different intensities. The coolest part is that there is a variety of instruments that are featured that aren’t heard in your usual K-Pop songs.

STUPID IN LOVE is a relaxing pop tune with some light R&B elements. I quite like the verses because it feels like it is building to something big. The chorus isn’t as hard-hitting as I like, but the laid back nature of the song is a nice change of pace from the last song. I didn’t like the hook at first, but it did grow on me a bit. I just wish the girls didn’t sound so airy in their singing and had some power to their voices.

The repackage also includes the Chinese version of LIAR LIAR. Their pronunciation isn’t too bad, but I feel like that tied with the high-pitched delivery of the song is not the greatest combo. Not bad though.

Overall: The new songs were both pretty decent and I did like the new version of LIAR LIAR. I do feel like WINDY DAY sticks out like a sore thumb, especially considering a lot of the other songs are more on the straightforward “pop” route, but it’s a solid song that it carries itself well. STUPID IN LOVE could have a bit more power, but it was also solid.

A (new songs)