Unnie Earns Her Stripes
However, it feels unpolished. She's a well-trained rookie in regards to producing so that's not unexpected, but it still true. The MV is very western, lots of Nikki Minaj influences here, clearly, and a lot of her Sunbae-GD's influence too. The quirky but clean styling, the posh vibe, the more or less nonsensical scene selection. I'm totally cool with the MV, it really suits the whole hip-hop concept.
The song on the other hand . . . I have reservations for it. The slow verses are not my style but they could work, the pre-chorus build up is actually great, and the drop to the chorus is pretty nice, but the 'Unnie' section at the end of the chorus . . . it falls flat. The bridge is nicely transitioned into but it doesn't seem very necessary and it doesn't have the impact it could have. The second half of the bridge proves that much, that section is really nice. Lyrically it's pretty empty, and they don't make good use of all the various sections.
What I think happened is that CL got so excited about her solo production that she tried to make a dozen songs in one. There's just too many sections, too much to keep track of, too many pieces that don't quite fit together. I've seen it happen to plenty of great musicians, and all of them have managed to improve tremendously the moment they finished their first track and moved on to their second. I think she's got incredible potential. But this is not my favorite track this summer.