Quick to shake off the "Pretty U" criticism, Seventeen comeback with "Very Nice" and it's just that.
I'll be honest, I was a be skeptical during Seventeen's debut just mostly because they come from Pledis and we all know how south that can go. However "Adore U" was a nice contrast to the popular hip-hop concepts most boy groups had been doing, and then "Mansae" was just pure awesomeness and one of my favorite songs of 2015.
Then "Pretty U" came out. Which would have been fine for album filler as it wasn't God-awful but it was such a step down from their previous two efforts it felt almost as if Pledis was just dying to release that as a title. It stead did well with fans and all so at least it meant that Seventeen wouldn't completely flop and disband in a year or two.
However "Very Nice" is the kick that Seventeen needed. It picks up where their first two releases left off without coming off redundant or overdone. It's the sound that we're pretty much used to from them, as well as quality wise. It follows the upbeat funk + glossy pop sound however refrains from becoming watered-down nonsense by switching up the pace. And then there is of course that chorus with those awesome horns and bass. The song starts off on a high note and ends on one.
The music video, I can't even explain it really. This is something you're going to have to view for yourself. It is very interesting though. In the beginning I thought this was just going to be another "Dozen Guys Chase One Girl" plot, but apparently it was more like "Girl Goes on Murder Spree." Also the choreography has a lot of crotch thrusting. In terms of the members themselves this is by far the hottest Seventeen has looked in terms of music videos. They're all styled awesomely. The only thing that bugs me is the fact that Hoshi gets five seconds of screen time. However there is quite a nice bit of S.Coups who shits all over everyone here.
Especially in the lives:
Suspenders were a very nice (no pun intended) touch and I honestly think K-pop needs more of them.
This reminds me of a certain iconic look involving red suspenders if you catch my drift.
Overall "Very Nice" was an entertaining release. I can see myself listening to this song a lot in the following months which qualifies as a good comeback if I must say so myself.