The World Is My Oyster
The Great Mermaid
On their debut EP, FEARLESS, the six members of K-pop girl group LE SSERAFIM exude a suave, runway-model poise, one that should come as no surprise given their background; members Kim Chaewon and Sakura honed their idol elegance from their time in IZ*ONE, the three-year project group that launched both of them into global fame. But the entire group’s confidence is exhibited in their name itself—LE SSERAFIM is an anagram of “I’m fearless,” a lyric part of the EP’s sleek electro-pop title track that exemplifies their bold demeanor. “Blue Flame” highlights the girls’ bright vocals as they harmonize together through a fluttering bass line. On the exuberant “The Great Mermaid,” they sing with a focused power, tackling whirling synths and crashing cymbals as if surfing into an ocean wave. And while the sweet-sounding “Sour Grapes” takes the EP into softer territory, the members assert they have no need for the bitter taste of love—even as their voices dip into a gentle hush.