GI (Global Icon) – Beatles
Considering the amount of groups South Korea debuts, I’m surprised it took SO LONG for them to advertise any of their girl groups as “tomboys,” because- well, it’s already been two years since Taiwan debuted Misster , which resulted in a mixed bag of things. Last I had heard was that they were down one member.
The problem with debuting a girl group labeled as “tomboys” is that you gotta deliver the goods. So did they?
The girls in GI (which stands for Global Icon- seriously Korea, name recognition!) are not tomboys. Short hair doth not a tomboy make. Just ask some of the lovely women of Brown Eyed Girls. Though the term “lipstick lesbian” wouldn’t apply EITHER, because I think it’s a weird term to refer to women whose sexual orientation doesn’t fit the concept of being gay, as if you could determine someone’s preference by what they wear.
Anyway, I’m rambling- if they really wanted to make a group with THAT concept, they should’ve just found five girls that would fit similar molds to Amber from f(x). I don’t think she even tries to be a tomboy, she just exudes it and it drives girls wild. Every time I see girls reacting to Amber, I’m astonished.
Discussion on what’s a “tomboy” aside, the girls of GI don’t fair too bad in their debut. I actually think they get a better music video than Misster’s debut Bomb Bomb Bomb [MV], despite the budget constrains. The song (Why is it called Beatles?) is a little forgettable, but it seems like their dance skills are there. I would wait for a live performance for dance and stage skills, and probably wait for one or two more singles.