While JJY has already done a review of B1A4’s ‘Tried to Walk’ MV, I feel we would be doing this wonderful “rookie” group a great injustice if we did not comment on the dance and live performance of this song too.
Let me preface this by saying B1A4 is one of my favorite boy groups, ranked solidly in my top 6. I’ll admit that they climbed their way there as a result of their unabashed and sickeningly sweet performances and songs. While some of them (i.e. ‘Baby I’m Sorry’) are just steaming piles of horse shit, their look and aegyo has always simply been too cute to resist. “Tried To Walk” however is in my opinion the perfect departure from their usual M.O. The beginning of this song I SWEAR sounds like it could come from an Epik High album, and for once the song doesn’t lend itself to over-the-top smiling and fan shipping. It’s still immensely catchy though, and I don’t feel like B1A4 is trying too hard to change their image. It’s just more of a maturation, which I’m sure we can all appreciate.