There’s no denying it – 2014 is indubitably the year of the saxophone within pop music. Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea recently smashed all kinds of chart records worldwide with their sax-led team effort ‘Problem’, and whilst their fellow K-pop star PSY and his rap legend comparde Snoop Dogg almost derailed the instrument’s musical conquest with the erroneous ‘Hangover’ last month, top-tier South Korean girl group SISTAR seem adamant to set it back on track with their boisterous comeback single ‘Touch My Body’.
Accompanied by a splashy visual that utilises every summer trope to it fullest extent – alongside a bizarre nighttime scene that involves a swing, the sea and what appear to be seagulls – the track is looking likely to be a worthy contender in this year’s race for K-pop smash of the summer, bubbling with an undeniable electro-pop charm that’s wrapped in a suave sax exterior.
‘Touch My Body’ serves as the lead single for the group’s third EP Touch & Move, released today in South Korea. The release is expected to appear on the UK iTunes store soon.