Hey, it’s that guy who’s technically part of Super Junior but never performs with them anymore! I find this situation (and the reason behind it) quite odd, but I’m happy Sungmin still gets to release solo music. In the case of Lovesick (사랑이 따끔), he’s bringing a blast of upbeat trot music.
I appreciate trot and think it’s a ton of fun when performed in a live setting. But, there’s very little music in the trot genre I’d choose to listen to outside a performance. Lovesick doesn’t change that opinion. It’s performed with flair (a must for this style!) and its repetitive chorus is catchy. I love the extended flourish that rounds out each chorus. But, this is a case of “right song, wrong listener.” I hope Sungmin finds success among the many trot fans in Korea and abroad.