Slice of Life
FFFFFFFFF sorry but this is indeed the worst song on Walpurgis Night. Bye pumpkin!
Sorry for dropping a lil bomb on you guys and leaving you hanging nn. Life has been a biT chaotic lately.
I feel like you knew this was coming sooner rather than later, beloved.
Just a feeling, it’s so amazing
Come closer, one two three and say my name
Buddies: 11x1 (@boombazookajoe) 10x2 (@RUNAWAY, @Music Is Death) 9x1 (@eatyourself)
Antis: 6x1 (@Cotton Park) 6.5x3 (@Serg., @aux, @Monado) 7x6 (@ysev, @junglefish, @soratami, @BEST FICTION, @Vixen, @Remorque)
5 voters: 65
10 voters: 58
15 voters: 70
20 voters: 75
26 voters: 76
Listen, 'Secret Diary' isn't bad by any means. It's a very sweet RnB influenced song that brings you back to the early days of the group. It's not a song I skip when I listen to the album and I don't have anything against it, really. But, and you knew a 'but' was coming, I've always felt like it stuck out like a sore thumb on 'Walpurgis Night'.
The track, on which both Yerin and SinB have writing credits, is the first subunit song on the album and as such, it just feels a bit... disappointing? If you give Buddies subunit songs after so many years of begging for them, you better make sure those songs are of the highest caliber. Or at least you make sure you don't start the subunit section of the album with the weakest track, which 'Secret Diary' is, to me. The pairing for the song is also surprising. Not that Yerin and SinB don't sound good together, because they do, but the saccharine sound of 'Secret Diary' isn't something I feel fits SinB. I'm probably wrong about that though, as I think the girls were all pretty involved with the composition and lyrics of all three tracks. I also gotta admit that I was mad my favorite member, Yerin, wasn't part of another subunit ff. Oh well.
Now, as I said before, 'Secret Diary' isn't bad. Taken out of the context of its parent album, there are a lot of things to enjoy here. I mentioned the girls' vocals before and while they're not jaw dropping or even very remarkable, there's a certain warmth to them that makes it a very pleasant listen and feels like a perfect fit for the track. I also enjoy the simplicity of the song, which really makes it shine. It's not a song that needs a lot of tricks and hooks and some incredible production that you've never heard before. It's smooth and lovely, like a nice fruity candy, the kind that's only made with natural flavours and doesn't leave much of a taste in your mouth once you're finished. What I'm trying to say is that it's a good song, just not very memorable and if anything from 'Walpurgis Night' had to leave this early, I feel this was the only correct choice.
But enough about my opinion. Let's first have a look at what you guys had to say, starting with our good sis and 11-giver @boombazookajoe:
When I was just a baby K-Pop gay (in late 2020 ddd), Walpurgis Night was one of the first full length K album that I kind of stanned from first listen. MAGO was a masterpiece, Three Of Cups gave me everything I could want in a song, but then I got to this trio of songs in the middle. At the time, I was barely a Buddy, I didn't know these girls names, how many of them there were, any of that. I didn't know until much later that Secret Diary, Better Me, and Night Drive were all sub-unit tracks and only featured two of the girls. But I loved them. At the end of the day, I probably could have given me 11 to any one of these songs, but there is something so calming and sweet about Secret Diary. It feels like a warm hug. The "lucky lucky girl" hook is one of the catchiest moments in their discography. The fact that it's a song about Yerin and SinB's long friendship makes it even cuter.
@eatyourself (9) : My least favorite of this album's duets but still a soft sweet moment.
@M24 (7.25) : This is very cute, maybe a little too literally cute, almost like it doesn't fit the whole "mature/sexy" vibe of Walpurgis Night. It's still great and undeniably Gfriend; I just think Sinb and Yerin could've got a bop in the style of Better Me, and that would've been way better than this.
@Wills (7.75) : These unit tracks are so pleasant!
@thommyh (8) : It's a nice song, but it feels really inconsequential on the album.
What do you Buddies think the other half of the tie is?
Or at least you make sure you don't start the subunit section of the album with the weakest track, which 'Secret Diary' is, to me.
I love it when we see eye to eye bestie!@eatyourself (9) : My least favorite of this album's duets but still a soft sweet moment.
After all you put Distance through... I know we're cool.11x1 (@boombazookajoe)
After all you put Distance through... I know we're cool.
The vocal LOL anti being the first to lose their 11... it just feels right somehow
We GET IT you like LOL
Now I understand you just suffered a loss but no deepfaking my posts please*lashes out at eatyourself and Soratami*
At least I chose it specifically because the original was another post dragging me so it was on theme dddd.Now I understand you just suffered a loss but no deepfaking my posts please
Anyways! Secret Diary could've stuck around a touch longer, it's not quite the weakest of the unit tracks. But at the same time, I'll take this cut over most of their early b-sides, which I can't imagine are long for this world!
Charli XCX <3I kinda love that the song gets described as both experimental and basic. Which is it?
I think it's exactly this. It sounds like the song is playing inside the wardrobe and you're right in front of it??At the same time though, something in the production sounds a little hollow? It just kind of plods along, never really doing anything engaging. I get what they were going for, but it doesn't really help the song. Empty calories.
Well at least I know you aren’t talking to me.Panic in the replies. Until then...