Release Date: January 25, 2023
- SHOOTING STAR
- LEFT RIGHT
Total Runtime: 00:06:51
Recommended for: those who loved Tippy Toes and Mascara, it definitely has qualities of both tracks
NOT recommended for: those who may not like trap beats although it’s not the entire song
XG is back after 7 months and better than ever with their 3rd single, SHOOTING STAR / LEFT RIGHT. The new single really brings out the Hip Hop and R&B out of XG and in a way we haven’t seen in their previous singles. Without further ado, let’s get onto the review!
Track 1 – SHOOTING STAR
XG is back with their 3rd single SHOOTING STAR and I think it might be their best title track yet. In the beginning of the track, it does start off with auto-tuned rapping which can be polarizing to some listeners but I’d say when it returned for the second verse, it really meshed well. 10/10 pre-chorus to chorus melody I’ve heard in a long time, it was either Juria or Chisa but I love how they layer the harmonies and ad-lips to give it a mystical vibe. “All these shooting stars in the dark, All these shooting stars in the dark make a wish,” make a wish was a line they were teasing for awhile and I like how it was incorporated into the song. The breakdown before the final chorus did a great job slowing down before giving an impactful ending. I think XG confidently solidify their sound with SHOOTING STAR.
Track 2 – LEFT RIGHT
LEFT RIGHT has the essence of 90s R&B but with a modern sound. The track starts off with a mysterious mellow beat which the trap drums start with Jurin, I love that she starts off with singing as rapping might have been polarizing. It’s very reminiscent of Ariana Grande’s pop-r&b tracks, more so the verses as opposed to the chorus. I think what sold for me was the beautiful harmonies and melodies used throughout the song and I love how they go in and out of rapping seamlessly without it sounding out of place. Juria or Chisa, I believe, did a lot of the falsettos in the song and it really made the song feel bright. Overall, the song is very chill and I think if anyone loves pop R&B, LEFT RIGHT is that song.
The single is available worldwide( at midnight ) 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 XG’s latest single down in the comment section below.