I Made is the second mini album by South Korean girl group (G)I-DLE. It was released on February 26, 2019 with "Senorita" serving as the album's title track, along with a music video for it.
A music video for "Blow Your Mind" was released on February 19, 2019.
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Track List Edit
Background and ReviewEdit
According to Allkpop, "(G)I-DLE just dropped their newest EP, 'I made.' Known for hits like "Latata" and "Hann," their comeback includes five tracks, including the title track "Senorita" -- it should be "Señorita," but I digress. It's always exciting to get a brand new album because you'll never know what you'll hear.
Fusing bass-heavy pop with Latin beats, "Senorita" is the title track. It was co-composed by Soyeon herself. The nice thing about this band is they don't seem to cling to the same sounds, like on this lush production. They even have the horns, giving the impression of emerging from a cantina on a sweltering night. A dose of attitude reminds us that it's still (G)I-DLE.
They dial it back a little on "What's Your Name." It still has those richly textured sounds, but the raps are a little more sing-songy. It's a warm production, and we get the heavy beats that keep me coming back for more. "Put It Straight" is a ballad, and it turns the themes of loneliness and isolation up to 11. The ethereal sounds and the stripped-down melody really works here. Even when it picks up in the first third, it still continues these themes and really sounds like they're lost, except they're not. And when Shuhua sings "it hurts," it seems like she means it.
"Give Me Your" has some western swing elements, as well as some folk stylings. The ad-libs are adorable, even as I'm not a big fan of the style. They do keep my interest, despite it not being my type of music. Kudos for at least trying something different. My suggestion? More guitar, less piano. The last track on here is "Blow Your Mind." It's got a pretty nice R&B beat, and it uses sampled vocals as part of the instrumentation, making them fuzzy and indistinct. It's strange because the song uses those the same way a rock band might use a guitar solo. Did it blow my mind? Not really. Is it a good track? Oh yeah.
You can't accuse them of trying to milk the same sound (or the same song) over and over. With the success of hits like Hann" and "Latata" they might be forgiven for doing just that. Instead, they've released an EP that not only eschews the formula but includes a wide range of genres, from R&B to western and even Latin pop. The only issue I have is that Shuhua got the shaft as far as line distribution. Still, I think 'I made' deserves its share of applause, and pick this up even if you're not a fan. There's something for everyone here."