Release Date: August 3, 2020
- DUMDi DUMDi
- i’M THE TREND
Total Runtime: 00:06:54
Recommended for: Those who want to hear something fresh and bright from (G)I-DLE.
Not recommended for: Listeners who like (G)I-DLE’s more dark and mature themes like in Oh My God or LION.
(G)I-DLE is back — and in just 4 months after their pretty successful mini album, ‘I Trust‘. DUMDi DUMDi is (G)I-DLE’s first Single Album release that includes the title track, DUMDi DUMDi, as well as the song i’M THE TREND, which was made for NEVERLANDS (fandom). DUMDi DUMDi, another track written and composed by member Soyeon, brings in something fresh with tropical desert vibes and an array of instruments. Without further ado, let’s get into this review.
Track 1 – DUMDi DUMDi
Let’s start with the music video! There’s a whole lot going on in the beginning of the MV — it was practically the Wild West. I found it pretty nice that each member got their own little acting scenes. What I love the most about DUMDi DUMDi is the choreography, (G)I-DLE choreography always has great key points, but they aren’t overly exerting like DUMDi DUMDi is (which doesn’t have to happen every time). Honestly, it was great to have a not-so-serious comeback since the last few comebacks have been mature. The set was colorful and exciting, and the members looked like they had a fun time filming.
Now for the track itself, it’s not necessarily a tropical pop/EDM track but tropical drums and background vocals are apparent throughout the song. The song is pretty cohesive, nothing really feels out of place and has great highs and lows. The pre-chorus with Minnie and Yuqi has to be the highlight of the song (along with Soyeon’s rap of course) — the strong vocals paired with the heavy bass was an earworm. The lyrics for DUMDi DUMDi are pretty lighthearted compared to their previous releases, pretty much describing a hot summer day by the water.
Track 2 – i’M THE TREND
i’M THE TREND is a track that was done by both member Minnie and Yuqi! Similar to what Minnie did with Blow Your Mind, i’M THE TREND has a fun jazzy feel. Let’s start with Soyeon rap in the beginning. It came into the track so smooth. Towards the end of the chorus, you can hear that all the members name out different tracks that they have done over the past two years. What I haven’t seen too many people talk about was Minnie’s rap in this song, with which she did great. The only time she rapped was in her feature with Wengie. It was nice to see Miyeon and Soojin paired together for the chorus, and I thought their voices meshed well.
The single is available worldwide on streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music as well as for purchase on iTunes/Google Play. Let me know what you think of ‘DUMDi DUMDi’ in the comment section below.
- DUMDi DUMDi brought something fresh and upbeat to (G)I-DLE's discography.
- The tracks are not as strong as their previous releases but they are just right for a summer themed track!