Over my years extolling the virtues of SPICA, even I could see that the group’s discography featured similar magical positives and slight, but undeniable, flaws.
The new music video shows the SPICA members having fun in a variety of retro sets that burst in color.
The group’s visuals and vocals were always breathtaking, but the group’s dedication to an older R&B sound and a lack of emphasis on hooks and pop riffs often left the group’s singles feeling like a sunny mid-week day in August — super pleasant but often forgotten by the time the evening rolls around.
For better and worse, SPICA’s latest comeback, “Secret Time“, doesn’t do much to alter the group’s formula for success (?). “Secret Time” is by no means groundbreaking or the best single that SPICA has produced, but it’s a fine representation of what SPICA does well, even if it does little to correct the things that have eluded SPICA singles in the past.
Park Sa-lim, Seoul