Released July 17, 2012
- A Midnight Summer’s Dream
- Come With Me
This digital single released by the Brown Eyed Girls was intended as a gift. A thank you to their fans, and something to tide them over to whatever their next major project is going to be. What a thank you it was.
Before the 2009 release of the album Sound G, BEG’s music was strongly R&B. The Original takes it back to the beginning. The lead single, A Midnight Summer’s Dream is produced by member Jea. Their voices blend so well into the instruments, it’s like they become instruments themselves. Jea’s ear for this song was on point for recognizing that the beat should compliment the vocals, rather than it being the other way around.
I like to consider not only the single, but both songs in the category of “Grown Woman Music.” The Girls give these songs an air of elegance and sophistication that, quite frankly, I think can only be achieved with grown women (IU is the only exception I could think of that would be able to execute in the same fashion).
Come With Me keeps the trip in the time machine going. It’s a great reminder for people who didn’t know/forgot where the quartet began. Even with the direction of music with Sixth Sense and their solo efforts, The Original proves their versatility. If this release is any indication, whatever the Brown Eyed Girls release next, we should be paying attention.
I, for one, hope that Jea didn’t just want to produce one song and call it quits. She obviously knows how she and her crew shine, and showed that she could provide a sound bed for those qualities to be seen.
This was considered a gift to the fans. Don’t hesitate to take it.