Following the buzz over their I Burn track, “HWAA,” (G)I-DLE released English and Chinese versions of the track on Wednesday (Jan. 27).
Like the original, the new renditions channel the same emotion by using fire and flowers as metaphors. “Reddest rеd, all these flowers bloom / When my heart forgets your old distant tune / With my burning flame / I’ll ignite the sun just like the spring has come,” the group sings in the powerful pre-chorus.
“HWAA” is originally featured on the girl group’s highly anticipated mini-album, I Burn, released via Republic Records on Jan. 11. The six-song project threads together musical arrangements and Eastern instrumentation to collect the pieces of a broken heart after a painful breakup. The South Korean group’s leader Soyeon earns writing credits on three songs, while Minnie scores two and Yuqi has one.
Watch the lyric video for the English version of “HWAA” below, and check out the Chinese version here.