I’ve had this one sitting in Drafts for probably 3 or 4 years now. Just came across it again and figured I should touch up the translation.
Lucia is one of my favorite lyricists. Her language is poetic and dramatic, and though sometimes it pushes the boundaries between emotional and hammy – like this one – her words have never felt fake. Her more recent work is even better, bearing a sublime gravity steeped in traditionalism, but her 2010-2015 era lyrics still stand up well.
I’m very much looking forward to Han Hee-jung’s upcoming album. There’s a certain chilliness to her solo work that Casker’s music doesn’t, and her language is ever so intentional.
The three pre-release singles we’ve gotten so far have been sublime. “Metaphor”‘s stark strings and a fitting Kim Sawol appearance make it the most striking of the bunch, and I think its lyrics – phasing between thought and feeling, structure and instinct – leave a unique aftertaste.
As an idol-group song, this one already has a lot of fan translations floating around for it. I often find things to nit-pick about various color-coded lyrics and the like, so this is my take on it.
I actually missed “10 Seconds” when it came out, only discovering it a couple years after release. It’s quickly become my favorite AOA track, and a prime example of girl-group R&B done tastefully and cleanly.