Holler (EP)

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Holler
CoverArtOfTTS2ndMiniAlbumHoller.jpg
EP by
ReleasedSeptember 16, 2014
Recorded2014; S.M. Studios, (Seoul, South Korea)
Genre
LanguageKorean
Label
ProducerLee Soo-man (exec.)
Girls' Generation-TTS chronology
Twinkle
(2012)
Holler
(2014)
Dear Santa
(2015)
Singles from Holler
  1. "Whisper"
    Released: September 13, 2014
  2. "Holler"
    Released: September 16, 2014

Holler is the second extended play by the South Korean girl group, Girls' Generation-TTS. It was released digitally on September 16, 2014, and physically on September 18, 2014, by S. M. Entertainment.[1][2]

Background and release[edit]

Holler debuted at number 1 on both Gaon's weekly chart[3] and Billboard World Albums chart. As a result of this, TTS became the third Korean artist, and the first female one, to have at least two albums at number 1 on the latter chart. The group previously achieved the number 1 spot, two years back, with their debut release, Twinkle.[4] They made their first comeback performance in a showcase at the Olympic Park’s Woori Financial Art Hall in Seoul, performing various songs including tracks from their previous album.[5][6][7]

During an interview with Billboard, the three singers expressed, "This album was really personal for us and it was fun...to put out a much more raw side of our music...the music we put together has so much more layers, so much more depth to it in terms of sound, choruses or harmonizing together....Our main goal was to not be visually entertaining, but be vocally entertaining."[8] They further described the album as an edgier, more mature version of its predecessor, Twinkle, and stated, "We want to make feel good songs that are relatable, we want to make albums that are more natural...and speak from the bottom of our hearts."[9] The trio revealed that Taeyeon took the responsibility for the song selection,[10] Seohyun penned the lyrics to the song, "Only U",[8] while Tiffany served as the visual director to the overall album image and the concept of "Holler" music video.[11][12] The release of the album coincided with the broadcast of TTS's own reality television show, The TaeTiSeo; thus, some footage of the album preparation was shown.[13]

The group performed various songs for their promotional activities including "Holler", "Whisper", "Only U", and "Adrenaline".[14][15][16][17][18][19][20] They achieved two "Number 1" wins on Mnet's M Countdown,[21][22][23][24] one win on MBC's Music Core,[25] one win on SBS's Inkigayo, and one win on KBS's Music Bank.[26][27] The group made some radio and television appearances such as on MBC's "Sunny's FM Date",[28][29] or KBS2's You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook, where they sang a rendition of Destiny's Child's "Cater 2 U".[30]

Singles[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Today[31]3/5 stars

The single track "Whisper" was released on September 13,[32] peaking at number 4 on Gaon's weekly chart.[33]

The title track, "Holler" peaked at number 3 on Gaon's weekly chart[33] and number 6 on Billboard's World digital song chart.[4] It was described by Tiffany as "a rhythmical song that has a big brass sound that stands out with a funky groove, soul, and is overflowing with energy".[34][35] Its music video became number 1 on YouTube’s weekly "Top 20 K-Pop Music Video Chart",[36][37] and later the most viewed K-Pop video in America & around the world for the month of September.[38] The song was initially given to Japanese singer Mizuki Watanabe under the title "Hello Me!", which was a B-side of her 2007 single, "Best Friend".[39]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Holler"Mafly / Figge Boström, Anna EnghFigge Boström, Anna Engh fd NordellFigge Boström, Maria Marcus03:03
2."Adrenaline" (아드레날린; Adeurenallin)Kim Min-jung, MaflyIna Wroldsen, Lucas Secon, Mich Hansen, Jonas Jeberg, Yoo Han-JinIna Wroldsen, Lucas Secon, Mich Hansen, Jonas Jeberg, Yoo Han-Jin03:29
3."Whisper" (내가 네게; Naega Nege)Mafly, James Im, Joel HongAndrew Jackson, Im Gwang Uk, Martin Hoberg Hedegaard,Im Gwang Uk, Im Chaese-op03:38
4."Stay"Brian KimCaesar & Loui, Olof Lindskog, Hayley AitkenCaesar & Loui, Olof Lindskog, Hayley Aitken03:31
5."Only U"SeohyunLauren Dyson, Sebastian Thott, Erik LidbomSebastian Thott03:37
6."Eyes"MaflyAlbi Albertsson, Mara KimMUSSASHI02:39
Total length:19:57

Charts[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Music programs awards[edit]

Song Program Date
"Holler" Mnet's M Countdown September 25, 2014
October 2, 2014
SBS's Inkigayo September 28, 2014
KBS2's Music Bank October 3, 2014
MBC's Show! Music Core October 11, 2014

Release history[edit]

Country Date Distributing label Format
South Korea
September 16, 2014
SM Entertainment, KT Music
Digital download
September 18, 2014
CD
Hong Kong
September 18, 2014
SM Entertainment, Universal Music
Worldwide
September 16, 2014
Digital Download

References[edit]

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  2. ^ TaeTiSeo to drop EP ‘Holler’ next week The Korea Herald (September 11, 2014). Retrieved on September 14, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart: Week 39 of 2014" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on September 27, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Girls' Generation-TTS Earns 2nd Consecutive No. 1 on World Albums Chart Billboard (September 26, 2014). Retrieved on September 26, 2014.
  5. ^ Taetiseo to ‘Holler’ Back on September 16 with New Mini Album Mwave.interest.me (September 11, 2014). Retrieved on September 11, 2014.
  6. ^ A different, stronger Girls' Generation-TTS (in Korean) Newsen.com (September 16, 2014). Retrieved on September 21, 2014.
  7. ^ Girls' Generation-TTS "Adrenaline" at the showcase SM's YouTube channel (September 27, 2014). Retrieved on September 27, 2014
  8. ^ a b Girls' Generation-TTS on Why New 'Holler' EP Represents Their 'Mind, Body and Soul' Billboard (September 16, 2014). Retrieved on September 17, 2014.
  9. ^ Pops in Seoul-Girls′ Generation-TTS (Holler) Interview Arirang Kpop's official YouTube channel (October 5, 2014). Retrieved on October 5, 2014.
  10. ^ "You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook Episode 244". You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook (in Korean). Seoul, South Korea. October 3, 2014. KBS2.
  11. ^ Pops in Seoul-Girls′ Generation-TTS (Holler) 태티서 (Holler) Arirang Kpop's Official Youtube Channel (September 22, 2014). Retrieved on September 22, 2014.
  12. ^ "Sunny". MBC's FM4U's "FM Date" radio show (in Korean). September 19, 2014. approx. 80 minutes in. MBC.
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  15. ^ Winner Wins “M!Countdown,” TaeTiSeo Makes Comeback with “Adrenaline” and “Holler” Soompi (September 18, 2014). Retrieved on September 18, 2014.
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  18. ^ Super Junior win #1 + Performances from September 20th 'Show! Music Core'! Allkpop (September 20, 2014). Retrieved on September 20, 2014.
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  20. ^ Super Junior Wins on Inkigayo, Performances from TaeTiSeo, 2PM, F.CUZ, and More! Soompi (September 20, 2014). Retrieved on September 20.2014.
  21. ^ Girls' Generation-TTS's 1st number 1 win on M! Countdown (in Korean) Osen.mt.co.kr (September 25, 2014). Retrieved on September 25, 2014.
  22. ^ TaeTiSeo Wins #1 on M!Countdown with “Holler” Soompi (September 25, 2014). Retrieved on September 25, 2014.
  23. ^ Girls' Generation-TTS's M Countdown second consecutive No. 1, "Thank you always" (in Korean) Osen.mt.co.kr (October 2, 2014). Retrieved on October 3, 2014.
  24. ^ TaeTiSeo thanks fans for helping them win 2 consecutive weeks on 'M! Countdown' with 'Holler'! Allkpop (October 2, 2014). Retrieved on October 2, 2014.
  25. ^ Girls' Generation-TTS wins No.1 on Music Core, "Thank you the fans who stayed with us until the end" (in Korean) Newsen.com (October 11, 2014). Retrieved on October 11, 2014.
  26. ^ Girls' Generation-TTS is No.1 on Music Bank "Thank you to our members" (in Korean) Osen.mt.co.kr (October 3, 2014). Retrieved on October 3, 2014.
  27. ^ TaeTiSeo Wins No.1 on “Music Bank” with “Holler,” Comeback Stages by BTOB and Juniel Soompi (October 3, 2014). Retrieved on October 3, 2014.
  28. ^ Girls’ Generation Sunny Expresses Her Worry for TaeTiSeo Soompi (September 22, 2014). Retrieved on September 22, 2014.
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  45. ^ Cumulative sales for Holler:

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