XX's pierced-lip art-rap glee feels incredibly distinct from WINNER’s catalog.
That bass. That sax. That curt voice inflexion at the end of a verse. There’s a lot to bask in when listening to Sunmi’s “Black Pearl,” off her dreamy EP Warning. The EP itself is varied, with the bops (“Siren,” “Heroine”) and the ballad (“Secret Tape”). “Black Pearl” and “Curve” are the clear standouts though.