Back in August, Seo In-Young released a pretty good dance-pop ballad called “ANYMORE”. It was just supposed to be a buzz single to warm people up before her real comeback, but the track ended up getting an all-kill and soon became the highest-charting single of her career. Not expecting it to be so successful (let’s be real: bitch thought it was gon’ flop), Elly had no plans to promote it or any performances prepared, so she sat back and let the song do it’s thing for a week or two before it quickly vanished (partly due to lack of promotion, no doubt).
The former Jewelry songstress returned last week with her proper comeback single “Let’s Dance”, and while it’s currently failing to blow up the digital charts like “ANYMORE” did, it’s still worth a listen.
Elly’s gone total post-disco for this one, with a DJ Soundscape-produced beat that’s bursting with squiggly keyboard synths and groovy electronica. If you ever wanted to know what skating in a retro roller rink on Mars sounds like, then this is it.
The heavy eighties vibe makes “Let’s Dance” completely different to all the other K-disco tracks out there, which at this point is pretty astonishing. Seriously, how many ways can you spin a disco song? Just when you think there can’t possibly be another one, K-pop somehow squeezes one out, and 99% of the time it’s amazing. The only problem with “Let’s Dance” is Elly’s whiny vocals, which often cross over into shrill territory. You get used to it after a few spins, but a more pleasant voice could’ve really made this song a total smash.
The official music video is completely fabulous. Like an intergalactic mash-up of Xanadu and Tron, Elly drives rides around the galaxy in a spaceship with an extremely stylish dog as her co-pilot and performs choreography amidst some awesomely eighties special effects. And as always with style icon Elly, all the fashion is seriously off the chain.
On another note, her live performances this era are giving me life. The cute outfits + good dancing = <3