The Korean superstars contribute new tracks for the film 'Make Your Move' starring Derek Hough and BoA
After Billboard premiered the video for "Let Me In" -- the lead single off the soundtrack to the "Make Your Move" -- the full album is now available, boasting rare, sonic treats: K-pop acts Girls' Generation and TVXQ! both recorded new English songs while members of Girls' Generation, f(x) and EXO recorded a collaboration.
First, Girls' Generation serve the surging, electro-pop confection "Cheap Creeper." A diss track to slimy showoffs, it's loaded with rather-complicated, but hilariously brilliant lyrics like, "You drive an Audi that you rented from Alamo / You got the hook-up from your cousin who's the regional manager on weekdays" and "You only wear cologne that comes in the sample size."
Despite only two members who speak English as their native language, the girls pull off the complicated melody and rhythm like near pros.
"Cheap Creeper" is undoubtedly a fun offering, but feels rather bland compared to recent Girls' Generation products like the genre-jumping "I Got a Boy" or slinky, disco-pop in "Mr.Mr." But it work as a playful soundtrack contribution, likely satisfying pop fans eagerly awaiting GG's long-rumored English album.
"Cheap Creeper" is the latest English track by the ninesome, following their "international" single "The Boys" that was released in English, Korean and Japanese. Girls' Generation performed the Teddy Riley-produced track on "The Late Show With David Letterman" and "Live! With Kelly Ripa" in early 2012.
Meanwhile, K-pop veteran duo TVXQ! also contribute a new English track, "Runnin on Empty." The racing R&B production features hard-hitting beats balanced out by a melodic piano line, sweeping violins and Yunho and Changmin's powerful harmonies. Fans of TVXQ!'s latest LP "Tense" will recognize it as an English version of album cut "Off-Road."
The last treat on the soundtrack is "Say Yes," performed by Girls' Generation member Jessica Jung, her sister and f(x) member Kyrstal and EXO member Kris. The trio -- all strong English speakers -- bring a banger chocked full of tribal beats and buzzing synths, reminiscent of early Timbaland production.
With their similar vocal timbre that's distinguishable in any GG or f(x) song, the Jung sisters starring in their own track shows that there may certainly be potential for a successful sister duo should their label decide to debut them as such.
The "Make Your Move" soundtrack -- featuring all the songs above as well as lead single "Let Me In" by Michael Corcoran -- is available now. The film starring Derek Hough and Korean superstar BoA hits U.S. theaters April 18.