Would You Stay for Tea? is the third mini-album released by HELLO VENUS. The title track was used as the promo song.
Released: May 2, 2013
1. Would You Stay for Tea? (차 마실래?)
2. Kiss Me
3. Wait a Moment (잠깐만)
4. Again (자꾸만)
Would You Stay for Tea? is probably their cutest song to date. It’s definitely on the more innocent side with its bright synths, high-pitched piano and sweet vocals. With that said, it’s a solid tune. The chorus is fronted by Yoo Ara whose mature vocals help to push that great melody forward. The hooks in this song aren’t as in-your-face as their other promo songs, but it has a way of worming its way into your head.
Kiss Me changes things up by bringing something with stronger dance elements. I think this is a great song, although I do wish the melody was just a bit stronger. The music is really heavy and the melody doesn’t have the same amount of impact. Nevertheless, it is still a quality tune and it’s catchy and quite a sweet follow-up to the last song.
Wait a Moment features Jung Gyu Woon and Nana and is a sassy midtempo number. I was not expecting anything great with this song, but it has its charms and I really like the verses and pre-chorus where the harmonies and vocals work well together. The chorus is a bit lackluster and I don’t really remember how it goes long after it has been played. I wish it was a bit stronger, although the song is solid.
The final tune, Again, is Yoo Ara’s solo song. She had the strongest vocals in the group, so it was no surprise she got this. It’s a pretty standard ballad, but there are some really nice points to it. I really love the blend of harmonies and strings and the chorus really soars. I wish the melody wasn’t so predictable and played a bit more with the notes because it isn’t the type to get stuck in your head. Decent tune though.
Overall: This is a pretty strong mini-album and featured a variety of songs. I do feel like the first two songs were stronger than the last two, but there were no bad songs on here. The title track is especially great and one of the group’s best songs, especially from their “innocent” days”.