Recently, 4Ten released an album called “Jack of All Trades”. So far I’m only aware of “Severly” and “Tornado” having live performances and music videos.
To me “Severly” very much makes me think of KARA. I know I’ve seen many people go “Oh! Japanese music! It totally has a Japanese music vibe to it, especially anime music!”
But to me this song sounds like it can defintiely fit in KARA’s album more than a Japanese animation show.
To prove my point even more listen to to the KARA songs below and then tell me it doesn’t fit them.
“Way” by Kara [Album: Pandora]
(I attempted to not include popular songs, but I faileds. XD Especially for Damaged Lady. Hey! That song holds special meaning to me. )
KARA’s music from what I’ve heard has a lot of these undertones of 1980s and 1990s pop music to it. (And perhaps that’s why they did so well in Japan. Their sound didn’t really need to change to be more fitting for Japanese music charts. This group has able to do both Japanese and Korean charts well do to how their songs sounded.)
Last time I heard of 4Ten to be honest was for Poten “Go Easy”. Yep, I totes skipped over “Why”. In case you were wondering yep the band made some changes. They went from Poten to 4Ten.
Anyways, overall really like 4Ten’s “Severly” even more so than the previous songs that they made. Speaking of 4Ten’s recent and previous songs, I’ve noticed that the undertones of 4Ten’s songs are the same.
4Ten has a set sound but it’s subtle. It’s not like Ladies Code with “Pretty Pretty” and “Kiss Kiss” or EXID with “Up and Down” and “Ah yeah”, where I’ve seen multiple people reaching to state that you can sing the lyrics of one song with the instrumental of the other and it would fit perfectly. Which in my opinion and my testing, doesn’t. They do NOT fit perfectly with each other. I have tried this!