Superfruit, ‘Bad 4 Us’ | Track Review
Superfruit – Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying of Pentatonix – release their debut single, “Bad 4 Us,” serving as the promo for Future Friends – Part One.
Sigh – Pentatonix have taken a break, particularly with Avi Kaplan departing. Nonetheless, members Mitch, Scott, and Kirstin are continuing their musical endeavors in the meantime. Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying (Superfruit) drop their seven-song, debut pop EP, Future Friends – Part One, on June 30, 2017. Ahead of its release, promo single “Bad 4 Us” arrived. Additionally, a unique music video accompanied the single, with the YouTube personalities reacting to their own video. All in all, “Bad 4 Us” is enjoyable.
Vocally, there will NEVER be any issues with Superfruit – like never, ever. Mitch and Scott are incredibly gifted musicians, something that shows once more throughout the course of “Bad 4 Us.” Arguably, the biggest vocal issue with “Bad 4 Us” is the lack of variation we’re accustomed to hearing from… Pentatonix. It should be a non-issue, but the two are still more likely to be associated with their five-some as opposed to their YouTube, pop-duo. It’s not fair, but also not a far-fetched observation.
Focusing on “Bad 4 Us,” it’s an enjoyable record, but not earth-shattering. In addition to those fantastic vocals, the groove is infectious. The production has some great touches, with soulful guitar, pronounced bass line, and urban pop cues throughout. “Bad 4 Us” isn’t the catchiest pop record of the year, but it has enough ingredients to make it appealing. Arguably, the music video is more fun than the song itself, and that’s not a burn. Mitch and Scott’s heads used against various animation? Too good to resist.
Honestly, what more is there to say? “Bad 4 Us” is by no means ‘bad for us’ to listen to – it’s pretty good. Pretty good doesn’t equate to epic, which it’s not.