Release Date: December 1, 2011
- Trouble Maker
- The Words I Don’t Want To Hear
- Time feat. Rado
- Don’t You Mind
Cube Entertainment has paired up 4Minute’s Hyuna and BEAST’s JS as a special unit called Trouble Maker. This was heavily hyped before its release making many netziens drop loads in their pants in anticipation. Sure it’s nice that they paired Hyuna and some effeminate looking boybander together, but is what they’re offering musically any good?
That ass. Enough Said.
The a-side Trouble Maker definitely starts things off strong. It has a strong American Urban club feel and is similar to Ciara’s Love Sex & Magic or Madonna’s Dance 2Night. In other words, very funky, instantly catchy and ready for cranking to 11 on your i-device or stereo. The whistling part I found to be a nice melodic touch.
The video seems to have taken a lot of inspiration from Justin Timberlake’s Sexyback. A LOT. Not that’s it’s necessarily a bad thing. I never really found Hyuna that attractive until this video. I guess classy sexy is more appealing that slutty for me. It wasn’t until much later that I realized that were was also a dude present as well.
It’s hard to tell when the female lead is more butch than the male.
How do the other songs this single fare? Not so well unfortunately. After the strong start of the title track we get mired in mid-tempo R&B and ballad boredom.
It’s like all the effort went into one song and then cast offs were offered as b-sides. Sad really. I was kind of hoping for another funky club track to compliment the a-side.
Again. That ass.
With that disappointment mentioned I guess the best of the batch of b-sides would be The Words I Don’t Want To Hear. It’s at least somewhat interesting compared to each members solo tracks which are fairly blah.
Overall the entire Trouble Maker single is probably not really worth picking up. The self-titled a-side and its video are really all that are memorable so unless you’re a 4minute and or/BEAST groupie try to just to get those instead.