(G)I-DLE – Last Dance Review

GIDLE Last Dance Cover

Release Date: April 29, 2021

Track Listing

  1. Last Dance

Review

Last Dance is the fourth of the promotional singles for the Korean Universe mobile application. There were great expectations for what was to come with music produced by the duo known as GroovyRoom.

Unfortunately, Last Dance suffered a bit of a setback before its release due to the alleged thuggery of (G)I-DLE’s Soojin. So the song and video for Last Dance were re-recorded with the group’s five remaining members due to Soojin’s hiatus.

The result is a bit of a departure for GroovyRoom who is primarily known for producing Hip-Hop tracks. For their collaboration with (G)I-DLE, they have created a deep house/pop hybrid. This type of music is nothing for (G)I-DLE as they have dabbled with house music on their past albums.

Last Dance starts strong with a solid introduction that sounds like it’s building up to something by the time it gets to the chorus. But that is all for nothing, as all that built-up tension gets thrown away for a lacklustre chorus. First, there’s a vocal drop, and then it just transitions to the most basic drum and bass combination in that section.

There’s no energy, no fire, nothing that screams that this is the apex of the song. It’s like that part of the composition was forgotten about completely. Strangely everything else is fine, but man, that chorus is a confirmed buzz kill.

Last Dance is passable for a (G)I-DLE song, but it’s certainly not going to be something as memorable as their past works. It’s just in one ear and out the other, sadly.

Last Dance

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