LE SSERAFIM – UNFORGIVEN (feat. Nile Rodgers)
I really hope that ONE DAY Hybe will actually take risks and try to make MUSIC with this group. This is the same stale recipe used by too many boy groups and it’s boring. Try Purple Kiss or Billie if you want to hear K-pop that tries to sound interesting.
LE SSERAFIM have rocketed to the top of the girl group tier, securing both physical and digital successes with only two singles under their belt. Despite that, I had yet to really come around on their sound that seemed less melodically centered and more about expressing coolness through droning repetition, and that doesn’t really change a lot with “Unforgiven“.
Even ChatGPT is disappointed…
I was really looking forward to LE SSERAFIM’s debut album, Unforgiven, especially after hearing that they collaborated with Nile Rodgers on the title track. I mean, Nile Rodgers is a legend, right? He’s worked with some of the biggest names in music history, from David Bowie to Daft Punk. He’s the master of disco and funk, and I was curious to see how he would blend his style with LE SSERAFIM’s fierce and fearless attitude.
But after listening to Unforgiven, I have to say I was disappointed. The song is not bad, per se, but it’s not great either. It’s just… okay. It sounds like a generic pop-rock song with some western elements thrown in for good measure. It doesn’t have the catchy hooks or the memorable melodies that I expect from a LE SSERAFIM song. It doesn’t make me want to dance or sing along. It just makes me shrug and move on.
And what about Nile Rodgers? Well, he’s there, but he’s barely noticeable. He plays some guitar riffs in the background, but they don’t really add anything to the song. They don’t stand out or shine like they usually do in his other works. They don’t complement or contrast with LE SSERAFIM’s vocals or rap. They just blend in and fade away.
I’m sorry to say this, but Unforgiven is a wasted opportunity. It could have been a great collaboration between two talented and diverse artists, but instead it’s a bland and boring track that doesn’t do justice to either of them. I hope LE SSERAFIM and Nile Rodgers can work together again in the future, but with more creativity and chemistry than they showed on this song.