A brand new lady group has arrived on the Ok-pop scene and so they're altering issues up as a hybrid Ok-pop and J-pop enterprise. IZ*ONE (pronounced “is one”), the most recent non permanent act fashioned by way of Mnet’s Produce sequence, launched their debut EP COLOR*IZ on Monday (Oct. 29) fronted by the one “La Vie En Rose.”
Featuring 9 Korean members and three Japanese ones, all three of whom are a part of Japan’s AKB48 girl-group construction, IZ*ONE’s first tune “La Vie En Rose” is a vibrant, groovy electro-pop observe. Captivating from the get-go, "La Vie en Rose" blends a wide-range of parts — ambient synths, stomping beats, tinny snare and echoing strings drive a lot of the observe — in its try at attaining midtempo pop perfection. The melody soars with the members’ vocals, exploding with a pre-chorus construct and sudden drop to the extra restrained titular hook, serving up an introductory observe that’s unexpectedly highly effective and delicate.
“La Vie en Rose” fronts the act's COLOR*IZ debut EP, pronounced “colorize,” and is impressed by the colour purple. Fittingly, the music video options the 12 decked out in red-and-leather appears to be like however, just like the tune itself, counters the extra impactful outfits with softer female ones. Rather than coming off as contradictory, the duality featured in IZ*ONE’s debut tune and video hints to the act's potential amid one of the crucial experimental pop music scenes on this planet and highlights why these 12 had been handpicked from among the many almost 100 ladies who competed for a spot within the group on this 12 months’s Produce 48.
IZ*ONE is the third act to come back out of South Korean cable broadcaster Mnet’s Produce sequence, by way of which South Korean viewers vote for 12 opponents to kind a brief pop act. They observe I.O.I, fashioned on the primary season of Produce 101 in 2016 and collectively for a 12 months, and Wanna One, fashioned in that present’s second season final 12 months and collectively for just below a 12 months and a half. The new lady group is the primary binational crew from the sequence, as Produce 48 featured each South Korean leisure firms’ trainees and AKB48 members; the three Japanese members — Miyawaki Sakura, Yabuki Nako and Honda Hitomi — have every been energetic for years within the J-pop world. The new group would be the longest-running one up to now: They are set to remain collectively for 2 and a half years, bringing them nicely into 2020.
Watch the music video for IZ*ONE’s “La Vie en Rose” right here: