Review: Mamamoo - Aya
My bad that I missed reviewing 'Dingga', but it would have gotten a flat 7.25 if I had reviewed it, just saying.
Mamamoo is a weird group for me. I have yet to love any of their singles, yet I do not hate any. Interesting thing; my favorite single of theirs is 'Starry Night', which has split the fandom into two. Some people like their new side, while others prefer their old side. I personally lean towards their new side (I know, that is more divisive than not).
Sampling a Brazillian song, 'Aya'-s verses do their best to sell the track to you, despite them being underwhelming till the pre-chorus. The exception is Moonbyul in the second verse. I just wish the group would be allowed to use their superb vocals.
I find the chorus, 'interesting'. I really like the flute in the first half, as it goes well with the Latin vibe. I just wish that it was followed by a vocal hook like that in 'Favorite Boys'. Instead, the song just floats around, willing to let its star power hold it up.
While I have seen praise for the climax, I just found it out of place. Maybe a high-note or two while the flute sample played may have helped, but alas it was not to be. Every further listen has reduced the track's score I am afraid to say.