Being the second member of Miss A to make a solo debut (and after a very successful collaboration with Baekhyun via Dream), Suzy premieres as a solo artist with Yes? No?. Definitely taking a whole different path from her bandmate Fei’s sultry debut, Yes? No? shows Suzy’s distinct flavor in music, with soft and captivating tracks that show a more delicate side of Kpop.
Track 1 – 행복한 척 (Pretend)
Pretend is a slow but stylish number that is smooth and tender, as if telling a quiet story. The rather unclear low-fi recording quality, as well as the no-frills beat, is definitely reminiscent of music from the early 2000s.
Track 2 – Yes No Maybe
Mystic and whimsy fill this trendy dance pop song with upbeat tempo and distorted synths. The steady clapping rhythm and repetitive melody during the chorus is a signature JYP move, found in a number of Wonder Girls and Miss A songs. Yet the unique synths and echoing sounds permeating throughout the background help make Yes No Maybe sound fresh.
Track 3 – 다 그런거잖아 (Sick and Tired)
Sick and Tired is a sparse R&B track that has a calming effect. The simplicity and strange beauty about the whole thing is what puts listeners into a trance, and maybe even drift into slumber with the laid-back beat.
Track 4 – 취향 (Les Preferences)
Les Preferences is an easy-listening number with a gentle beat. This is the kind of song that would be great for pondering or studying to, as it is so dreamy.
Track 5 – 난로 마냥 (Question Mark)
Question Mark, however, is just your typical, slow and jazzy ballad, with the traditional piano and violin making up the timbre of the song. Although it does sound pleasant to the ears, as compared to the previous tracks, there isn’t much interesting elements going on.
Track 6 – 꽃마리 (Little Wildflower)
Little Wildflower doesn’t have much that distinguishes it from Question Mark, as it’s a slow and classic track too. It’s a good and sweet song to listen to as you take a break from your hectic life, but nothing beyond that.