Miss A – Bad But Good

Miss A Bad But Good

Release Date: July 8, 2010

Track Listing

  1. Bad Girl Good Girl
  2. 딱 마주쳐
  3. 다시 사랑
  4. Break It


Miss A is four member female group signed to JYP Entertainment’s sub-label AQ Entertainment. The group consists of 2 Korean members (Suzy and Min) and 2 Chinese members. (Jia and Fei) Bad But Good is their debut single/EP.

This is an interesting group out of the JYPE camp. They don’t seem to be conforming to the typical K-Pop girl group mold or sound. Their songs have a more Urban music edge as clearly shown by their lead single Bad Girl Good Girl.

JYP is the like the Puffy/Diddy of K-Pop isn’t he? Just has to talk on every track he produces. Not that it’s a big deal, I’m just pointing that out. Anyway, Bad Girl Good Girl is much different from what other groups are releasing at the moment so it’s got a rather refreshing quality to it. Nothing wrong with staying away from the Electronica influences I say.

The fact that the video is pretty hot stuff also helps sell the track and shows that group has a bit of an attitude. There is some contention as to whether they’re saying “Shut off boy” or “Shut up boy”. I think it’s the latter personally, it makes more sense in the context of the song.

While Bad Girl Good Girl is a great track it’s actually out shined by the other 3 songs on this package. That’s fairly impressive since b-side tracks are usually filler or just plain crap. The best of the those songs is Break It.

[audio: https://selective-hearing.com/audio/Miss A – Break It.mp3]

At first I thought it was going to be a cover of the KARA song of the same name, but it wasn’t. Instead it’s a funky, minimal type of Hip-Hop track. Wicked stuff. I really enjoyed the MC section of this song, really tight flow.

As a side note, those of you producers out there who have Reason may recognize the guitar sample used throughout this song. Again, kind of pointless but I found it pretty interesting.

I don’t know whether to call this a single or EP really. I’ll just go with EP since it’s structured like one. Either way this is some quality work. It appears that the future for Miss A is bright and I will be looking forward to seeing what else they’re capable of. Definitely give this a go.

Bad But Good

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