CL’s “Hello Bitches” falls short of even what I thought it would be

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The moment that YG Entertainment and CL and everybody else on that team has been hyping forever is here, as “Hello Bitches” has finally been released.

In the end, though, maybe they should’ve spent less time on public relations and more time on the song.

You’ve heard the song and you know what I’m gonna say already. Is it predictable? Sure, but what the fuck am I supposed to do? Lie? I expected some kind of trap mess with mediocre rapping and terrible lyrics, and that’s basically what we got in “Hello Bitches”. It’s also what I expect out of Keith Ape, and unless either of those two choose to do anything different or actually showcase something I enjoy (like … rapping talent), it all sorta blends for me and I don’t care for it much. Nothing new.

The surprising part, though? I actually think for something that’s supposed to come off aggressive, the beat is rather basic and doesn’t match with the intense choreography that was easily the best part of this spectacle. Also, if I’m being honest and not just trying to avoid whining CL stans, I was surprised by how her image came off while trying to sell this badass concept. More than awesome or cool, a lot of the presentation came off more like Chanyeol pulling his “sorry to the CEO, I’m gonna swear a bit, motherfucker” than anything natural. That was a bit of a surprise since two undeniable strengths of CL’s are her stage presence and her ability to sell her image. I have to assume she has better to come, though that’s also what I figured after “Doctor Pepper“, so who knows?

Doesn’t matter though, at the end of the day, if you love CL or love this style of music, you’ll probably be fine with this. But to me? Even if you do love yolosweg trap shit, “Hello Bitches” doesn’t even “go hard tho”, it’s just kinda there. So if this wasn’t CL, would anybody give a shit? My answer has to be no.

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Note: The ratchet version of Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood” intro is amusing, considering what happened with that.

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