Rookie girl group EvoL have been incurring the wrath of angry netizens for the past couple of weeks after releasing some teaser videos that shared similarities with 2NE1. Their teasers also looked a lot like B.A.P, but it was only the notoriously deranged blackjacks who lost the plot over EvoL.
EvoL’s debut MV “We’re a Bit Different” has now arrived, and in its full form, it’s not as close to 2NE1 as the hip-hop-themed teasers originally suggested.
Just like fellow rookies Crayon Pop, EvoL have borrowed concepts from a bunch of different groups, and then mashed them together to create their own little niche. 2NE1, 4minute, and B.A.P are all obvious influences in “We’re a Bit Different”, but they’ve been tied together with a gritty Japanese cosplay style, giving EvoL a pretty cool and distinctive image.
A lot of money been pumped into the “We’re a Bit Different” MV to create the kind of apocalyptic warzone that you’d see in a big movie of video game. There’s fire everywhere, a giant tank, broken, burned-out buildings and debris, and even ravey laser lights (just in case you wanted to dance amongst the chaos). The styling of the members is great and they all stand out, making “We’re a Bit Different” a total winner on the visual front.
All the budget must have been pumped into the MV though, because the actual song is nothing more than a fairly innocuous slice of forgettable europop. It’s got a beat like Wynter Gordon’s “Dirty Talk”, lyrics about dancing, and a hook that just goes “OooOooOoo” over and over. 4minute wouldn’t even use it as a b-side.
When EvoL named their song “We’re a Bit Different”, they clearly forgot to mention that the “bit” should be heavily emphasized.
EvoL might be worth watching in the future, but for the time being, I’m gonna stick with SPICA, She’z, AOA, and of course, the almighty Crayon Flop.