Artist: Wonder Girls
Album: “2 Different Tears” EP
Label: JYP Entertainment
I was having a conversation with another individual about some of the various KPop artists from the second generation to promote some of the great artists of that era. I was able to sell the Wonder Girls due to their appeal and ability to communicate to the Western audience due to having some songs available in English. I wanted to check out some of their music which brought me to this point.
At a time when groups were steering towards hip-hop, R&B, bubblegum pop, EDM, contemporary, or various forms of electronic music, Wonder Girls did something different. Wonder Girls went towards the past with sounds of the 70’s. While many other groups went forwards, they went backwards. They had some disco, funk, and some of the upbeat urban sounds of that era.
The single was pretty much made for the English, Korean, and Chinese listeners with the titled track recorded in those languages. This EP is also stacked with other hit classics like “Tell Me”, “So Hot”, and “Nobody”. Some of the remixes for “2 Different Tears” and “Nobody” gave fresh takes on already legendary classic works of art.
If they were going to record “2 Different Tears” in three languages, they might as well do it for the other three songs. There were only four actual songs minus remixes and other languages.
I felt that this was their segue into the Western markets as the songs are in English instead of their usual Korean.
I like this EP. It also marked the first appearance for the new member, Hyelim, who replaced Sunmi who left the group temporarily. This EP birthed some of the most important songs in the discography of Wonder Girls. When discussing some of their most famous songs, you have to include this entire EP.
Overall rating: 4/5
Reviewed by: Timtastic