Oh My Girl’s “Liar Liar” has an amazing hook surrounded by a shrill overall sound

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Just about anything was going to mark a regression from “Closer“, and though Oh My Girl‘s “Liar Liar” definitely marks a step back, at least it’s not a significant one.

“Liar Liar” would’ve been so much better if the high-pitched almost falsetto tone to a lot of the vocals was toned down even just a bit. But in what appears to be an effort to match the happiness of the instrumental, almost everything seemed to be in that mode, and it ends up being a shrill assault on my eardrums.

As such, “Liar Liar” could never live up to its potential, which is a shame because it had a lot of it. The instrumental was fun and youthful, with enough twists and turns to not get repetitive. And most importantly, the “liar liar liar” chorus is definitely a memorable earworm of a hook.

Conceptually, I far preferred their complex and mature image in “Closer”, especially when compared to the borderline babyish concept in “Liar Liar” that likely led to the shrillness of the song.

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In the end, if the pitch doesn’t bother you, then I could understand how one would definitely hear this as a major hit. However, personally I’m left just regretful that they couldn’t surround what was a infectious hook with a better overall effort that wasn’t constantly sung in aegyo.

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