While Iron Fany’s opening salvo in SNSD: Civil War may have ultimately been forgettable fun, Captain Sica will apparently be taking no prisoners during her impending descent from pop purgatory as she recently released a new teaser for a second music video entitled “Love Me The Same.”
First impression? (Because that’s all a good teaser will give you.) This sound seems like it fits Jessica far better than the short beat sample that we get to hear in the second “Fly” teaser. I’ve always felt that Jessica’s uniquely delicate yet piercing vocals can work in a more upbeat pop single as a part of an ensemble (her parts in SNSD songs are instantly recognizable) but that her delivery could become tiresome after a while when its utilized in a faster-paced pop song without a contrasting presence (Hence, Fabolous much-anticipated guest feature on “Fly”).
A slower ballad-esque song though? That’s where Jessica has always shined. It allows her distinct vocal personality to shine through and it gives her room to make the most of her limited power and display a subtly masterful grasp of her comfort zone when it comes to range.
Basically, while I was damn certain that Jessica’s album would contain at least a ballad or two, I am pleasantly surprised that we’re apparently going to get a couple of music videos out of this comeback and “Love Me the Same” already sounds like the one to keep an ear out for. SNSD: Civil War is starting to look a little one-sided.