I don’t know what’s happened to Sori, but I phucking love it. The 27-year-old used to be the biggest flop in K-pop, getting rejected from Jewelry and then going on to a solo career of $2 urban-pop stinkers that were so cheap they made Teairra Mari look like Rihanna by comparison. But in the past month or so, Sori’s undergone a major makeover, with a huge push from her agency to turn her into a big star. She started using her first name, her agency tried to create a fail sex scandal around her for publicity, rumors have circulated that she’s been signed by Universal Music, she flashed her delicious pussy lips in a music video teaser, and for her new single, “Dual Life”, she’s swapped the bargain basement urban beats for club-pop. And I must say, the all-new Sori is so good that I’ve already forgotten all about the old one.
“Dual Life” is a glossy dancefloor filler that sounds every bit as slick as any global club hit on the charts today. If it was stretched out into an extended version with English lyrics, there’s no doubt that it could easily land on the Billboard dance charts and make it onto a Hed Kandi compilation or two. The sleek sound is really quite refreshing when compared to, say, Havana Brown, whose recent material all contains the exact same predictable electro breakdowns and watered-down euro sound that have dominated American radio for the past two years.
On top of finally releasing a good song, Sori’s also managed to put out an awesomely pussylicious music video. Of course, she’s ripped off every pop star and their dog to do it–Madonna, Rihanna, maybe Lady GaGa if you consider dancing in a kitchen a trademark of Mother Monster– but she looks utterly fabulous, and that’s what counts.
The only way a song like this would be somewhat successful in Korea today is if Son Dam Bi released it, so hopefully those suspicious Universal Music rumors are actually true and Sori can haul her ass to Europe and America and establish herself as the Asian Erika Jayne.