Hide & Seek
Star (Voice English Version)
Twelve-member K-pop girl group LOONA’s third mini-album, [12:00], read as midnight, begins with sounds from space: radar bleeps, recordings from NASA, explosive synths. It sets the listener up for eight ambitious tracks as wide and vast as the final frontier. On [12:00], HeeJin, HyunJin, HaSeul, YeoJin, ViVi, Kim Lip, JinSoul, Choerry, Yves, Chuu, Go Won, and Olivia Hye journey to the great beyond—from the echoes of ’80s pop on “Voice” and the English-language “Star” to the surprising neo-soul (or is it neo-Seoul?) of “Fall Again,” the Euro-pop club banger “Hide & Seek,” and the trappy self-love anthem “OOPS!” Their transmission is clear: When it comes to genre, LOONA has no limitations.