Very Nice, Ladies, Very Nice Indeed.
The song is very nice, much better than the other songs I've seen from them. It's a bit simple and syllabic, but honestly I think it works well with the story. It blends anxiety and repetition as the melody moves nicely over a unique beat that keeps everything pressing onward through the piece. The song is well spatialized and balanced. It builds well and grows in scale and complexity as it runs it's course. I would have liked to see a melodic bridge crash into place at about the 3min mark, because the build up really sets up for something nice. Instead you slide rather unexcitingly into a rap . . . A crashingly melodic bridge would have made the song feel more like an anthem and I guess that's not what they were going for, but the set up leads to disappointment when the tension just sort of fizzles away instead of being released in a bright drop. Ah well, still a pretty good song.
The finish with C.N.Blue's Loner is fabulous as well, another sound-bite treat, a thematic link to the story, and of course and establishment of precedent. AoA might be the first girl band/idol-group, but they're not the first in the genre to meet with success, and acknowledging that, pushing that idea, is a great thing to them to do.