“Gotta Go” is what Chung Ha is shouting to 2018, as she burns her place in one of the first artists to release a track in 2019. I’m not at all sure if that’s what she’s saying, but I hope she’s not saying it to her career or me as a fan. Chung Ha is a very talented solo artist, first seen on Produce 101 in the first season. She has had a very successful career thus far, but let’s see if 2019 can be the year she explodes from her current position into the ears of many more listeners.
“Gotta Go” is the title of her latest release which I believe is just a single album as opposed to a mini album or a full length album. I hope there’s more music to the single album than just the one song because everytime Chung Ha sings, it melts my heart a little, only in the good way. I apologize again for my lack of reviews being posted. It’s difficult with my traveling and busy lifestyle, but I hope to be able to bring you more content more often.
Chung Ha brings her seductive moves to the table with this one and I don’t see anyone complaining. From body rolls to hip trusts, this music video showcases Chung Ha’s body movement style more than trying to delve into a story for the video. The video is essentially Chung Ha with a few back up dancers, dancing in various outfits with different lighting, although they seem to favor red light and monochromatic post-production editing.
I thought for sure the video would have a story, what with Chung Ha opening that massive book at the beginning of the video. The one with the big XII on the front. However, the book had seemingly nothing to do with the video. It was really just trying to show that Chung Ha can dance, which we all already know, but don’t mind watching again and again.
First of all, I’m definitely getting some Harley Quinn vibes from the above picture, but on to the song. The tone of the song was very mystical, almost tribal sounding at some parts. Her Trap influence sound mixed with her unique vocals sends this one far beyond its potential as a song. This tune is great. It’s addictive, seductive, and charming all at once in some of the best ways.
I’d like to talk about the song format, not because it was necessarily weird, but it still kind of was. The song followed a typical format up until the pre-chorus/chorus area. That’s where I got lost. I got lost because I initially thought the pre-chorus was, in fact, the chorus. As it turned out, it was just the pre-chorus. So I was prepared for the chorus, but little did I know that the chorus would be split up into two sections that were both very much the chorus, but distinctly different. Then after the bridge, typically that’s the moment for ad libs. But there were none. The space was used for a dance break, which took up the first section of the chorus and the section section rejoined with Chung Ha’s amazing vocals. It’s not much but I thought I’d mention the format.
What did you think of Chung Ha’s comeback song? I’m excited to see what other material comes out of her especially if she continues down this Trap influence path she’s on. Be sure to let me know what your thoughts are on the song. If you’re reading this, comment below the word “PASTA”. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you in the next one.
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