K-Song Review: ‘FOREVER 1′ by GIRLS’ GENERATION

Ashley Kumar, New Delhi.

Korea’s national girl group, Girls’ Generation, came back as a full group after 5 years on 5th August 2022 with their seventh full album, ‘Forever 1’ to celebrate their 15 years of longevity and togetherness. The album has 10 tracks, but what makes the album even more special is their title track, ‘Forever 1’ adding it to their numerous other legendary tracks. The song is written, composed, and arranged by the ever so talented, Kenzie.

“We’re not stopping.”Tiffany

Being inactive as a group didn’t stop the members from excelling in their solo careers. But during their solo time, they did not forget their roots which start from being a member of Girls’ Generation. And the music video portrays just that. It shows how all members were busy in their field of excellence, and in between, they came together as they’ll forever be Girls’ Generation. The music video mixes their careers and individual passion which results in them coming together as one. Members Yoona, Sooyoung, and Yuri are seen pursuing their acting career, Taeyeon is seen as a successful solo singer, Seohyun is seen as a musical actress, Tiffany is seen covering her overseas schedules, Sunny is seen as a TV star, and Hyoyeon is seen as a DJ. And when they come together, they are seen global idols.

They bring in a modern mix of all their classic genres and tracks which turns out to be something out of the world, proving their immense success again in the first place. The instrumentals of ‘Forever 1’ are reminiscent of their debut track, ‘Into the New World.’ The aesthetics, the mix, the harmony, their signature fashion, and the togetherness bring a pang of nostalgia which was successful in moving Sone, their fans, to happy tears.

The music video is fun to watch where your vision starts to get blurry towards the end because of tears. It’s full of vibrant colours and beautiful aesthetics. It’s like watching a celebratory happy ending to a movie that preaches of growth, togetherness, friendship, and bond. The lyrics are another factor to the immense emotions which talk about the past, their thriving stories, being pillars of strength for each other, and their passion to always be Girls’ Generation. What makes the song even more special is that every member got to sing the main lines emphasizing their equal amount of love for the group.

“Girls, we are forever
(Yeah we are, we’re still FOREVER 1)
It’s now or never
(We keep on, we’re still FOREVER 1)
Yeah we’re forever
(Yeah we are, we’re still FOREVER 1)”
Girls’ Generation.

With the release of ‘Forever 1’ on their 15th anniversary, they permanently etched themselves in K-pop history for staying around for so long and for years to come. Through this song, they showed how willing they are to grow, their passion for art, their strong bond, their love for their supporters, and how they’ll stick around, forever. #GGforEVA

Video Credits: SMTOWN

18 Comments Add yours

  1. This song is on repeat since the day it came out <3 love this song so much!!

  2. Tirna says:

    This article shows how united the group Girl’s Generation is. The song is beautiful and the comeback should be awesome. Girl’s Generation is a prominent band and will prosper further in the future.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Girl generation is surely a band I admire and like this comeback was just awesome!! Thankyou for covering this amazing song ✨

    1. Sunanda ghosh says:

      I mostly listen boy bands but after reading thz article I wanna listen to their music also… As a group they are really strong as they reunited as a group after such a long time….

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ohh this song is soo addictive!!

  5. Miso says:

    Omooo this songggg is justtttt amaazinggggg also this band is one of those I adore 🥺 🦋🦋🦋

  6. I have been listening to this song on repeat every day. It has become my favourite. Technically my first Girls’ Generation Song 💖🤭 The urge to explore all their music and become a Sone is so reallll 🤌🥺

    1. Sonali Singh says:

      Thank you for introducing such a beautiful band and song
      Definitely goona listen it

  7. DJ says:

    😍😍💜

  8. unnati bilwal says:

    I am a huge Girl’s generation fan. Their songs and vocals and raps and everything is just wow for me. I really admire them. Forever 1 really portrays the girls very well. It really suits them well. I really like the song 🥺

  9. mondalmoumita031 says:

    I heard this song long time back it’s a really good song I recommend this to everyone out there .now I’m going to listen it again thanks for this beautiful article❤

  10. Deepshikha Sinha says:

    Girls’ Generation are legends~ The Song, MV and their outfits everything is amazing..🥰

  11. Anonymous says:

    Go gurllsss💗✨🌸

  12. Anonymous says:

    I read the article went to listen the song and came back here to comment that this song is really so good 😊

  13. Mamoni says:

    Actually I’m not into girl groups but after reading the article I’ll definitely listen them and not gonna lie I like ‘Forever 1’👀.

  14. Thankyou for writing this beautiful review of Forever 1. I’m so happy to see Soshi together as 1 after 5 years.. Hope they achieve more success in future as well. Much love to Soshi!

  15. Love this review!😍❤️❤️ Such an amazing song💜✨

  16. Love this song!!!

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