I trust is the third mini album by South Korean girl group (G)I-DLE. It was released digitally on April 6, 2020 and physically on April 7, 2020, with "Oh my god" serving as the title track. It was released in two versions: True and Lie.
It was originally to be released in mid-March 2020, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
(G)I-DLE's 3rd EP [I trust] comes from setting the subject of belief as "myself." The message of this album is "I trust=I trust myself," and through this (G)I-DLE showcases their very own unique confidence.
The title track "Oh my god" is a song of a story that after feeling all the denial, confusion, acceptance, and confidence, and colliding with reality, in the end you realize you have to trust yourself. It delivers the message that "I trust myself (I trust). I can be confident just by believing in myself." It is an urban hiphop track in which the stark differences in rhythm that correspond to the atmospheric changes within the song stand out. The fantasy-like mood and the bold sound led by a vintage piano sound and an 808 bass are impressive.
The dynamic progression in sound is also reflected by the visual concept of the album. The teaser images that seemed as if they portrayed angel and devil got fans very excited. Also, the physical version of [I trust] having two different versions, one which is the "True Ver." with a black-colored theme and the other the "Lie Ver." with a white-colored theme, makes the album even more visually appealing. Love that is at once pure and dreadful and cannot be defined by black-and-white dichotomy leaves a bold message through the music video of "Oh my god." It contains visual elements that are not so easy to perform as a girl group, such as the performance scene that portrays confusion in ego with a whole body soaked in purple liquid and red mud, black-colored body painting, and pouring blood over a face.
(G)I-DLE's performance of "Oh my god" takes things another level up and gives a sense of catharsis by destroying boundaries. (G)I-DLE no longer needs catch phrases for themselves; with them creating a new genre under the name of "(G)I-DLE," now awaits their unlimited future.