Thursday, March 22, 2012
Song Review - Ella Chen's "Bad Girl"
On March 30, Ella Chen will become the final member of popular Taiwanese girl group S.H.E to release a solo EP/album. "Bad Girl" is her first single off the EP, titled "I Am...Ella Chen Jia Hua", as well as her debut track as a solo singer.
For her solo debut, Ella is given a new image and musical style that is very fitting for her. "Bad Girl" is catchy and refreshing. It possesses a great hook, and is fresh and fun without being too girly. Known for her tomboy personality, Ella is given a look that is feminine yet edgy, which is also reflected in the song and music video. What is best about this solo debut is how it's different from the sweet music of S.H.E., yet doesn't sound like too much of a shock. The song maintains youthfulness and freshness while introducing a more mature and edgy concept for Ella.
"Bad Girl" is a solid debut track that easily gets stuck in your head. It finds balance between being too girly or too edgy. Ella definitely pulls off this new musical style and image well! The song is a very promising preview of what's to come from her. If the rest of the EP is anything like this, then she has a bright future as a solo artist.
Author's Note: I will be posting a lot of song reviews from now on. They're easy to do, brief, and allows me to cover a lot of different songs. It'll also give some more variety in AE Experience's posts in terms of length. Hope you enjoy!
P.S. Niki, a loyal S.H.E. fan, is the one who showed me this song. I was going to have her comment on it as well, but she declined as I've already said everything she wanted to. :P