[Digital Single] PRODUCE 48 – Nekkoya (PICK ME)

“Nekkoya (PICK ME)” is the first digital single released for the third single of the PRODUCE series. It features both Korean trainees and girls from the 48 girl groups in Japan.


Released: May 10, 2018
1. Nekkoya (PICK ME) (내꺼야)
2. Nekkoya (PICK ME) (Japanese ver.)

Both versions are exactly the same except for the language. I didn’t think Nekkoya (PICK ME) was particularly interesting when I first heard it. Although I loved the previous two theme songs, this one went a different route and was a bit on the sweeter side compared to the EDM heavy original or the more melodic boys version. Fortunately, it eventually got into my head and I started to really like its cute and earworming melody. The song still has a heavy EDM influence, but it feels much lighter due to the swirling synths and girlish vocals. It’s great.

Overall: Third time and still another solid pop tune. I like the change that feels like a combination between the last two versions, while still retaining its own character. Makes me excited for the fourth one.