Ah, T-ARA, such an amazing group. Why does everything they release always turn out so good? Like, it's just so amazing that a group can release so many good songs. I, as many others, really enjoyed "Number 9" last year, but "Sugar Free" is the pinnacle of T-ARA songs; it mixes everything that made them so popular. EDM is really broad, as my friend has taught me, and since I am not well-versed in it, I truly found this song to be really catchy and ridiculously good. She said she enjoyed it, but it's def not one of her fav EDM-songs, but I would understand her because it sounds kind of basic. T-ARA's company has said that they are going to remake this song with different EDM-DJ's, so I can't wait to hear the differences in style - for EDM. So, as you can tell, I love this song. I love dance songs a lot, especially ones with super catchy choruses. And might I add: Soyeon got to sing the most in this song...so, Yay! I do really love everything in this song...except the MV...maybe. I actually miss Drama Versions...like, a lot. This song would have been so cool in a Drama Version and CCM is so creative with their stories, so I think they really should have done it again. I don't know why they stopped? Maybe money issues...and after CCM's scandal recently, I wonder if T-ARA and other CCM artists are gonna be fine (I worry more for them cause I hate that man).
Besides "Sugar Free", which is an amazing song, the rest of the album is lacking. None of the songs are memorable, nor are they as good as "Sugar Free", and this is bothering me. "Number 9" had this exact same issue, and if you know anything about T-ARA's B-sides, is that they are just as good as the title song, but recently, they have been lackluster. "I don't want You", is the only song aside from "Sugar Free" that I enjoyed, but it's not something I would go back to, like "Sugar Free". I was disappointed in this, but I guess B-sides are not being focused on a lot in K-pop lately and I don't like that. On a more positive note, everyone looks amazing for this comeback. Boram stands out so much with her hair dyed. Qri still looks amazing. Soyeon didn't change, and Hyomin and Jiyeon had solo's, so they look the same to me too. Eunjung lost weight, but she still looks great. I really enjoyed this comeback a lot more than "Number 9", and here's me hoping they release a Japanese Version of "Sugar Free". 4.8/5
ENJOY! Side-note: I actually really liked the lyrics for "Sugar Free"; it's kind of creative, right? I know there are 3 versions, but Ver.1 is really the only one you need to see.