Stephanie Young Hwang who is also known as Tiffany, Tiffany Young, or to her fans, she goes by Fany. She is one of the original 9 members of Girls’ Generation. She has since her time in the group, pursued her own career as a solo artist in the United States. Songs like “Under My Skin”, “Teach You”, and “Peppermint” easily get stuck in the heads of those listening. Her addictive voice is like honey.
Tiffany released her new song “Born Again” along with an accompanying video. She knows how to get “under my skin” with her addictive like a “peppermint” songs. She can “teach [me]” any day what music is and what success really is. Tiffany, I’m ready for your seductive voice again.
The video starts up with ocean waves crashing gently on the beach. Then we see Tiffany with her blonde hair, running across the beach and splashing in the water from a large rock, all in a wedding dress. The sun shines through the filter of the lens, creating flares and an ever-dramatic scene throughout the video.
Have I ever talked about how beautiful Tiffany is? Because she is gorgeous. She is the epitome of an international star. Born in California, raised in a Korean home and spent most of her life as a Popstar in South Korea, only now to come back to America to dominate. I can feel her power become overwhelming. People will have to notice her.
The song has so much beauty but so much grit to it as well. I read some of the YouTube comments and part of my reaction has to do with the compression rate of the audio for the YouTube video. Many commenters mentioned a much clearer sound for the Spotify release. I did feel like the bass was too overpowering and sort of drowned out Tiffany’s voice.
However, I really enjoyed the song. The bass, which I just mentioned, was super aggressive, but I’m hoping the actual song keeps some of that dirtiness. I also love the dissonance that hangs throughout the song between her voice and the instrumental. It creates an ominous and atmospheric sound to the track, along with those gritty effects throughout. The filters on her voice don’t detract or enhance her voice, but give it a style. It’s just something that is there that makes the production level that much better. It creates distance between her voice and everything else.
During the chorus, Tiffany sings in a lower register than she typically does, but then dubs in higher ad libs over the chorus which really adds to that atmospheric sound I mentioned. Finally, the subtle guitar strums in the bridge and creating a sort of pseudo-chorus right before the final chorus that really makes that last chorus stand out. She brings everything back again with a final outro piece.
This song is absolutely phenomenal and honestly, I can’t find any nits to pick and except that bass which is supposedly better in the Spotify version. What did you think of Tiffany’s solo career? Is she the next crossover superstar? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section. I appreciate every one of you and I’ll see you in the next review.
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