Pop Music

Track Assessment: Cignature – Poongdung

Cignature - PoongdungSo, Ok-pop trade… how do you anticipate me to take a track known as “Poongdung” critically? There’s onomatopoeia after which there’s simply foolish sound results. I assume “풍덩” is extra of a longtime sound in Korea and doesn’t translate effectively internationally. Happily, the track’s summery sound works throughout all markets.

We’ve heard many iterations of this upbeat, seasonal power and might all the time anticipate a number of highlights to emerge round this time of yr. I don’t suppose Poongdung will stake its declare amongst Ok-pop’s summer time classics, however I admire its bounding tempo and thrilling efficiency. A colourful, carnival-esque pleasure runs by way of the monitor, highlighted by blasts of brass and occasional home piano. The producers have undoubtedly executed their homework in relation to this particular Ok-pop sub-genre.

All that’s lacking to cement Poongdung among the many greats is a collection of good melodies that minimize by way of the dense instrumental. The splashy refrain compliments the track’s power, however the verses are a let down. Due to this, you may really feel the track falling again on cutesy asides to keep up Poongdung‘s overstuffed attraction. It’s a little bit of a sensory overload the place a streamlined set of indelible hooks would have made a greater match. Nonetheless, I’ll by no means say no to an upbeat summer time monitor like this. They have an inclination to age effectively, too.

Hooks 8
 Manufacturing 8
 Longevity 8
 Bias 8

Grade: B-


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