Their forthcoming comeback single, entitled “Hate”, is composed by that EDM person known as Skrillex.
What the hell happened to them? In 2012 they were the scrappy electro-boppers who bloomed into glamorous vixens for the brilliant “Volume Up”, a genius Shinsadong Tiger production and the best music video of the year. That fall they continued their Japanese promotions with the stylishly elegant “Love Tension”. Then came 2013 and their greatest commercial popularity, but with mediocre new Brave Brothers jams and a goofy street style that declined from their sexy but classy 2012 ambience. Then Hyuna danced in a video with a Knee Gro, 4Minute came back in 2014 with the sleazy and cheesy “Whatcha Doin’ Today?”, and 2015 saw them don negress braids for “Crazy”. Through it all they’ve veered through an ambiguous world of stardom tainted with rumors of payola, and they never come back during peak competitive seasons. Plus Gayoon and now Jiyoon look starved to death. And as if Brave Sound wasn’t bad enough!– oh ho, now the tentacles of Western mediocrity and trash will find another tentacle to wiggle under the Hallyu Wave. 4Minute was something once, but now I dread them.