Electric Shock – f(x)
f(x) – Electric Shock Album Review
Electric Shock is the second EP album by f(x). The album, aimed for the summer season of 2012, was released on June 10, 2012. The f(x) Electric Shock album contains 6 tracks in total and is available in physical and digital copies.
f(x) has released many hit songs from La Cha Ta, Nu ABO and Hot Summer; progressively gaining their own unique sound. Hit song composers like Kenzie and Hitchhiker took part in creating the album. With this album, f(x) is prepared to become the dominating kpop group in summer 2012.
“Electric Shock”, the title song of the album, is an energetic and rhythmical electronic piece with an impressive chorus flow. “Jet” is a song that showcases Amber’s witty rap, while “Zig Zag” contains a special sound made from guitar. The three members Amber, Luna and Crystal sing the song “Beautiful Stranger” and the remaining two tracks in the album “Love Hate” and “Swept (Let’s Try)” is beautifully polished by the group.
The Electric Shock album by f(x) topped the Gaon Charts on the week of release and placed well on the iTunes rankings as well.
Electric Shock Track Review
1. Electric Shock “Electric Shock” is the title song of the album – and to live up to the name, it’s got quite the “electronica” feel to it. The track is energetic, rhythmic and filled with addictive chorus. The lyrics try to express those feelings when falling in love: being confused but good at the same time – a thrilling feeling that could compare to being shocked by electricity.
2. Jet (제트별) “Jet” is a song that uses electronic dance rhythms along with hip-hop beats. The lyrics tell an interesting story of the life of f(x). The rapper of the group, Amber, partook in the making of the rap lyrics, filling the song with her wits.
3. Zig Zag “Zig Zag” is a very special piece because the background music is actually being played backwards. The song is filled with “ethnic phrases” and cool guitar sounds along with the mix of the f(x) vocals. The lyrics tells the listener to escape the average day life and take a fantastic journey to the unknown. It conveys a message: “sometimes life is hard but let’s go through it with some fun”.
4. Beautiful Stranger While “Beautiful Stranger” is a song that stands out because of the fact that only 3 out of 5 members recorded the song (Amber, Luna, Crystal), but also because of its use of hip-hop rhythms, dynamic synths, heavy drums and charismatic guitar. Furthermore, the baseline that appears on the chorus part gives more groove to the song. The lyrics draw up a girl who has an open mind and explore the unknown rather than having a closed outlook – a message that you should have an open mind.
5. Love Hate “Love Hate” is an uptempo song filled with playful and youthful melodies. Like the title states, “Love Hate” is a song about a relationship with both love and hate.
6. Swept (Let’s Try) 훌쩍 (Let’s Try) “Swept” is the only song on the Electric Shock album that contains a reggae rhythm. The use of the organ and blues guitar create a very vintage sound – making the song one of the more interesting songs of 2012. The chorus starts off calm but turns upbeat – giving it a very fun feel to it. The lyrics express the feelings of wanting to escape the daily life to find the meaning of life.
Electric Shock Tracklist
1. Electric Shock 2. Jet (제트별) 3. Zig Zag (지그재그) 4. Beautiful Stranger by f(Amber+Luna+Crystal) 5. Love Hate 6. Swept (Let’s Try) (훌쩍 (Let’s Try))
Overview Artist: f(x) Album Title: Electric Shock Release Date: June 10, 2012 Genre: K-pop, dance, electronic, R&B, reggae Language: Korean
Electric Shock Music Video