Wonder Girls Release “I Feel You” Trailer And “Reboot” Album Spoiler And Oh God I’m Nervous

Yubin tho. Yubin.

Yubin tho. Yubin.

Over the past week or so, the Wonder Girls have released flawless teaser after flawless teaser showcasing each member playing their chosen instrument with all the flair of a maestro.

So, as it sadly seemed destined to from the start, the group recently released a music video teaser that bears little resemblance at all to the glorious individual teasers that came before it.

Now, if this was just going to be a regular ol’ Wonder Girls release, this would actually be looking fairly solid (the REALLY questionable crotch unzipping notwithstanding). The eighties-retro sound and look of “I Feel You” seems like it’s going to be fully realized. The members (especially Yubin) look amazing (especially Yubin).

However, the eighties pop sound simply doesn’t sound very rock-ish and it certainly doesn’t seem to accentuate whatever “band” format the Wonder Girls had been promoting with their infinitely more awesome individual teasers.

The Wonder Girls also released a small sampling of what each track on the “Reboot” album would sound like. Much like the music video teaser, “Reboot” seems like it will be pretty good. Judging by the spoilers, the eighties-era influences are similarly strong throughout the album (“Back” even sounds like an early hip-hop track). But again, if one were to just listen to this three minutes of samples without any knowledge of the Wonder Girls band concept, they would probably be hard-pressed to think that a “band” put this together.

Nevertheless, I have to admit that this comeback seems conceptually consistent and well-thought out. Sadly, I’m dubious about how much the new “band” format will ultimately play into the Wonder Girls’ “Reboot.”

At least we’ll always have this.

Yellow Slug is currently: Ded, ded, ded, ded, ded, ded, ded.

Yellow Slug is currently: Ded, ded, ded, ded, ded, ded, ded.

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7 comments

  1. Yeah, it was a nice fantasy. I suppose it was too much to ask for them to be able to actually pull off an entire song playing instruments they only have a tiny bit of experience with. Hell, millions of people with natural talent and years of practice don’t achieve notoriety playing their instruments of choice. How could we really believe that these dilettantes could do it??

    Oh well, we’ll always have the teasers.

    1. I mean, they probably could, pretty sure that each of them is proficient enough to pull off the instrumental work. Even for an 80s funk album this sounds too slick.

  2. Music aside, I would have been very happy if they had stuck to the original styling of the individual video teasers.
    From the album cover and MV teaser, the girls are made to look too much alike, plus they appear like models hired to pretend play instruments in a Robert Palmer video.

  3. Why did anyone ever want Wonder Girls to comeback as an actual band anyway? Are you guys big F.T. Island fans? CNBLUE? Even the scaled-back band concept in the teaser video limits the members’ ability to actually dance.
    Let them sing and dance. They’re the Wonder Girls.

    1. Why do a band concept at all then?

  4. What I’ve read is that they will be in “band” mode on Sketchbook this week (or is it next week?) and show off their skills.

    I’m not sure if it’s just my age or what but it didn’t surprise me that they went back to a more typical concept after the band teasers. I doubt Korea would have supported a Wonder Band properly. :/

    1. Yeah, the teasers gave me hope for something that was more focused on the instruments than the slick pop that the mv teaser represents.

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