Although the title track for Amber’s solo debut will be a hip-pop track entitled “Shake That Brass,” the f(x) rapper has already released a lyric video for one of her solo singles – “Beautiful.”
Demonstrating that she can really do it all, the single showcases Amber’s singing skills as well as her composing and lyric-writing abilities. Sigh, is there anything that this woman can’t do?
SM Entertainment has also released the first teaser for “Shake That Brass.” Although it’s hard to parse much about what the final product will sound like (or how Taeyeon will factor into things), the song appears to be a fast-tempo hip-hop beat which employs, GASP, brass.
The genres of the two songs both fall under the pop umbrella but they don’t share many surface similarities outside of that. However, Amber has reportedly had a hand in writing and composing the album, so the “standing out in a crowd” aspect of the “Shake That Brass” teaser and the tale of overcoming hardships that she outlines in “Beautiful” dovetail nicely and makes me pretty excited to digest the whole thing when it is released on February 13th.
It may be a bit early to crown this debut a winner but if Amber can knock her single out of the park (and there’s no reason why she shouldn’t) then SM Entertainment’s decision to have their Taiwanese-American rapper be the first f(x) member to get a solo debut will be more than validated.