It’s been more than 4 years since SISTAR‘s last full group comeback and the summer has been lacking without them.
As a gift for this summer, members Hyolyn and Dasom came back together for the song “Summer Or Summer” and with them came that classic SISTAR look and sound. Here are 6 SISTAR trademarks present in the duo’s new song.
What is a SISTAR summer song if it doesn’t have a horn? In a majority of SISTAR’s biggest hits, their unique summer sound comes from an uproarious brass section that appears around the chorus of the song.
This SISTAR trick was used most notably in the song “I Swear” which begins vocally and then punches into high gear with a horn section.
These horns come back for “Summer Or Summer” which gives the song that distinct “SISTAR” feel.
SISTAR has addictive choreography on all their summer tracks. What makes the choreo so memorable is their hip movements.
The moves of “Summer Or Summer” are a welcome addition to the SISTAR “hip list’ with the likes of:
“Touch My Body”
and “I Swear”
3. Unique Beats
SISTAR songs are so addictive because of their unique combination of multiple rhythms. Both “Loving U” and “I Swear” use this technique. This makes the songs feel like a combination of multiple backing tracks with one overarching melody that continually keeps you guessing.
For “Summer Or Summer” the same is true with a gentle rhythm to start the song before it ramps up into high gear.
4. Sunset Ending
What makes SISTAR’s MVs so memorable is the feeling of summer fans get when watching them. A large part of this is the smart choice to treat the MV as a story told over a single day. This includes letting the bridge and outro of the song line up with a sunset to create the feeling of a long, fun day spent with friends.
For “Summer Or Summer” we see the return of the sunset ending, used just as well as in past SISTAR videos. The use is so good that one can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic as the girls sing in the sunset.
5. Hyolyn High Notes
Hyolyn has always been known for her spectacular singing, whether it be in her group work, in her solo career, or in her cover songs.
In a classic SISTAR summer bop, the song’s writers are always smart enough to leave in a moment for Hyolyn’s vocals to really shine through like in the outro of “Touch My Body”.
In this duet, Hyolyn continues to let those incredible pipes shine, especially near the end of the song when she flawlessly moves from a belted high note to a clean whistle tone.
SISTAR videos are special because the girls feel like, well, sisters! Each video has interactions between the members that allow fans to feel like they got to know the girls better just by watching their MV.
For this video, Dasom and Hyolyn show that their sisterly chemistry hasn’t faded. The MV feels just as cosy as when two close friends meet after years apart.
What SISTAR hallmarks did you notice in the “Summer Or Summer” MV? Let us know and to check out the music video watch the link below: