Release Date: February 11, 2020
- Hands Up
FNC Entertainment’s Cherry Bullet was building quite a roll in 2019 with their first two single EP’s Let’s Play Cherry Bullet and LOVE ADVENTURE receiving positive responses from K-Pop connoisseurs.
That momentum came to a grinding halt when it was announced in November when 3 members (Mirae, Kokoro and Linlin) left the group and cancelled their contracts with FNC. No explanation was given for why the members departed other than that it was a mutual decision.
For a group who had only made their debut earlier that year, this was seen as a rather large setback. Despite those difficulties, Cherry Bullet has moved on as a 7-member group and has returned with their first release of 2020 titled Hands Up.
Unlike their previous material, this is not a happy-go-lucky pop fiesta. Their musical direction for this digital single has taken them down the road of Hip-Pop. This sudden shift to something with more attitude might be jarring to those expecting more of the same from Cherry Bullet.
Given that this is only their third release it is expected that there are going to be some twists and turns on their musical journey. There’s nothing wrong with trying out different styles of music after all.
For what it’s worth Hands Up is an okay song but ultimately does not leave a long-lasting impression.