Girls’ Generation Make Sure We Remember Who We Are Forever 1

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In the world before BTS and 4th gen K-Pop had a beautiful niche of magical girl groups, one of which was the girl group Nation Girls’ Generation. Yes, we can finally write a review of this group and not of any of their solo acts or mention one of these queens in a K-Drama review. Happy 15 years these SNSD friends are real and I almost cried, and boping so much that I’m sweating even though we had a colder day here today. I can’t believe SNSD managed to regroup and bring us an OT8 comeback on this holy day. Let me not be too sad and get straight to the review.

Forever 1 could be a song that sounds like an elevator car crash and I’m going to eat it because at this point I’m going to pick it up from SNSD, anything to be honest. Luckily, it’s – after all – SM Girls’ Generation we’re talking about and melodies and fun are expected by default. I mean, have you ever heard a GG song that wasn’t catchy? Forever 1 was a blast and it felt really good to hear this after having to deal with so much messy music this year. I mean vocals? Melody? Interesting hook? Just hearing their individual voices that we’re so used to through solo releases to bring us together brought us a great time with Forever 1. This song is hot, refreshing, and a great time. I have no intention of saying today this song is fantastic it gets me moving and dancing and as a plus it sounds amazing. I also love how meaningful Forever 1’s lyrics are. They may be busy individually but SNSD is forever with us and one and I really hope this isn’t the last comeback like this that we get from them...

Can I mention how beautiful the girls are in the music video? It feels so good to see women really grown up and they look like the pros. Sooyoung looks like the wifiest wife and I’m here for it. Thank you queen for curing my depression with this.

While Forever 1 feels like a trip back in time combining new and old sounds, this album offers a lot of variety and I can’t believe I have 10 new GG songs to go with this album. We got some very 4th sounding songs about this – Villain (Kwangya hello) looking at you – but also bangers like Lucky Like That absolutely fantastic. Since I wanted to take the time to finish the album, I’m going to make it one of my favorite songs from the album so far to highlight, but Una chose another banger, so check it out. Overall, this comeback feels surreal to write about and it’s more than good. Forever 1 exceeded my expectations and I’m so happy about this, God I’m going to stop now...

I got goosebumps writing this and listening to this comeback. It’s absolutely crazy that SNSD is back and with a whole album at the time to celebrate their 15th anniversary. Not many groups reach this milestone while pursuing their own personal things outside of the group and outside of music too? Not much, that’s for sure. It made this comeback even more important and seeing the girls together again really felt great. FOREVER 1 is a funny song that gives us a refreshing, almost youthful energy and puts us in a good mood. More on that in the review...

FOREVER 1 is so cute and refreshing. It’s just a sweet song from start to finish both in terms of lyrics, music video, and overall sound. I can’t say that it sounds like an immediate SNSD song because it has a bit of a different tone, especially during the chorus part but it’s really fun and colorful in all the right ways. I think it’s hard to be objective when it comes to comebacks like this, but no one can deny that FOREVER 1 was fun and summery while having nostalgic undertones throughout its journey. I really enjoyed the verse and bridge like the anthem and the pop feeling of them the most. The chorus is adorable but I enjoyed the second half a bit more than the first. FOREVER 1 comes more like a statement than anything that SNSD is still here and always ready to take over the scene...

Lina and I recently had a discussion about how much we can feel the absence of 2nd and early 3rd generation groups in the k-pop scene today and how much influence it has on current trends as well. I’m glad SNSD decided to go their own route and it makes me really happy to see them together.

AThis album is pretty fun and has a lot of different concepts which is always cool. The girls took a big part in the production of the entire album for which I’m always here and it made the comeback even more fun. From the b-sides, I find myself most attracted to Villain and You Better Run because these two songs give me a strong You Think vibe and it’s one of my favorite SNSD songs. Bad SNSD just have different hits and I can see them performing these two songs very clearly and dominating the stage with them. The instrumental You Better Run is so engaging and fun that this album is one that stands out...