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Album Review: SONAMOO Try On Dance Pop & Hip-Hop For 'Deja Vu' [AUDIO]

By Adrienne Stanley | December 30, 2014 12:11 PM EST

(Photo : TS Entertainment ) SONAMOO approach different musical styles on 'Deja Vu.'

On December 29, TS Entertainment released the debut album “Deja Vu” from their new girl group SONAMOO. “Deja Vu” is a six track mini album which encompasses various musical styles including R&B, as well as, hip-hop.

SONAMOO are the most recent girl group from TS Entertainment, since the debut of Secret in October 2009. While teasers which were previously released for “Deja Vu” hinted at a harder rap sound, SONAMOO’s musical style is more like Secret, Apink or SISTAR than B.A.P.

Soulful pop songs are the essence of the album, particularly on tracks such as “Deja Vu” and “Love Call.”

The album opens with “Into Me (Intro),” a nineties R&B interlude which segues to “Deja Vu.”

“Deja Vu” incorporates a hip-hop track with vocals which vary from rap to R&B. SONAMOO has earned comparisons to B.A.P due to the street sound of “Deja Vu” which includes a heavy drum breakdown.

“Love Call” is a funky, hip-hop influenced dance track which showcases the vocal composition of SONAMOO. The rap breakdown which enters the conclusion of the song is one of the most unique elements of “Love Call.” On “Love Call,” SONAMOO evoke the sound of dance pop groups like 4Minute, making the song one of the standout tracks on the album.

“People’s Little Sister” is a dance pop track which diverges from the sound that is previously established on “Deja Vu.” The lyrics of the song are slightly awkward and forced which detracts from the overall presentation of “People’s Little Sister.”

On “Just Go,” SONAMOO incorporate jazz instrumentals with an uptempo pop track, creating a catchy gem.

The album concludes with the stirring ballad “Everlasting Love.” “Everlasting Love” incorporates sincerely sweet vocals which capture the overall sound of SONAMOO. The song helps to bring the album to an end, while delivering the promise of excellent vocals from SONAMOO, on future projects.

Listen to the debut album from SONAMOO ‘Deja Vu’ HERE.

Tagged :  Sonamoo, TS Entertainment, Deja Vu

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