This is the first time we review another underrated girl group, called Ladies’ Code. At present they are packed with three members: Ashley, Sojung, and Zuny. They are under Polaris Entertainment, and debuted on March 7, 2013.
I only knew of the group when they released a song called Feedback, which we tackled already on our misheard lyrics videos. Later on, I felt saddened by the death of their two members RiSe and EunB.
The long-time hiatus proved too much for them. Now that they are back, hope this review will help them in their re-entry to K-Pop scene. Let’s start!
Storyline as whole
The story tells of three girls doing a hold-up in a casino. Out of the money, they used to buy car, dresses, and wine, luxury items that few can afford. The supply of money proved to be limitless. As they are about to be arrested they strategized on ways how to get out.
At the last part of the video, they take off their clothes, setting the tone for another future release.
Set Me Free just features how people play at the casino, and the moral lesson is lacking in here. Meanwhile, I find it funny that Zuny threw a play gun, and it turned out that it was just a banana. Set Me Free’s symbolism of casino might represent love as big gamble, wishing herself to set free from this big gamble.
Some peculiarities on music can be seen here. For instance, the tempo was set moderately fast, and the structure of the song was set akin to TWICE’s Feel Special. This is more on skipping two lines on the verse leading to chorus. Aside from that, the second part of the chorus is a bit reserved on the members’ lines.
On a final note, I prefer to embed a copy of MV from the official group page itself.
Review by others
TheBiasList actually liked the instrumentals used in Set Me Free, which returns to their previous songs. This could’ve been used throughout the whole video. It helped that the instrumentals guide the song throughout. A bit of downside was on their vocals, particularly at pre-chorus where it is strained. Overall, it was a “nice little production.”
TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 87.06%
|Appearance||3||Colorful/color fits emotions||5|
|Appearance||5||No Halloween, Easter, etc.||5|
|Appearance||6||No astrology featured||5|
|Appearance||7||Less horror featured||5|
|Appearance||8||Not too revealing outfits||5|
|Music||10||Not too deafening||5|
|Dance||11||Learned easily even by beginners|
|Dance||12||Not too sensual|
|Lessons||13||Moral lesson clearly stated||4|
|Lessons||14||Impart something beneficial for viewers||4|
|Other Matters||15||Sense of humor/expresses emotions||8|
|Other Matters||16||Make it to mainstream media||1|
|Other Matters||17||Review by other sites||4|
|Other Matters||18||Review of MV as a whole||5|