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Offline kandii  
#1 Posted : 19 February 2021 12:57:01(UTC)
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Single: Step It Up
Artist: Mi•Mi
Label: Five Pesky Kids, SM Entertainment, Dahlhouse Entertainment
Release Date: February 18th, 2021
Genre: K-R&B, Funk, Soul
Written by: Geum Dae Na, Airemese Smith
Produced by: DrewWB
Length: 4:09


Step It Up is a single by the K-Pop girl group Mi•Mi, serving as the second single from Mi•Mi's third and final studio album, When I Grow Up. Apart of a 4 song collection on the album where each member of the group takes the lead and reintroduces themselves as a solo act, Step It Up is DAENA's introduction. Once considered by SM Entertainment to be removed from the girl group due to a back injury that hindered her performance, DAENA is a powerhouse vocalist who never fails to brings the heat in past Mi•Mi songs like Chairs. A born diva, Step It Up is the perfect song to summarize the ups and downs that she's faced during her expeirence in the popular girl group. Produced by R&B/soul producer DrewWB, the song was released on February 18th, 2021, a month after the release of the album. Step It Up is a mid-tempo K-R&B song with heavy soul and funk elements. One of the sassier takes from the album, Mi•Mi turns it up a notch with the bossy single.

"One of the biggest goals for this album was saying farewell as a group while also reintroducing each other as solo acts. We wanted 4 significant songs that brought each girl's growth and personality to the focus. Step It Up is the statement I wanted to make." Says DAENA in her explanation of the song. "Originally recorded for my own solo album, once we circled back to completing When I Grow Up, I just knew that this song had to be included. Step It Up is so bold with blaring horns, the lyrics giving diva all the way."

"The time I spent in Mi•Mi was not the easiest. For the longest, I had convinced myself that I was the background and it was impossible for me to stamp my name in this world. The biggest thing I learned from my time in Mi•Mi is that no matter what I'm doing, I need to give it my all. There should never be a day where I'm giving less than 100% and that's just the bare minimum. From the first album to the last, Mi•Mi always knew how to bring it. No matter how good you thought we were, we stepped it up every chance we got. I knew how to do that as a group but I did not know how to do that for myself. Mi•Mi taught me how and it made me the woman I am today."


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Miki
Mae
Daena
All


So you're used to backing down
Never knew which way was up
When they told you to jump, you jumped
Now you're out of luck
Here, you've gotta move on your own
Sometimes a need is a want
Just lift that joint babe
Let your big toe point


(You put your right foot in)
They say take your time but the time has long been lost
(You put your right foot out)
Uh, strut with the boss!
(You put your left foot in)
When you fall, you better get back up on your feet
Gotta shake it, shake it, shake it, I know that you'll make it
Just do it like Mi•Mi


Step it up
I said you gotta step it up
Don't you know how to step it up?
Oooh!

Step by step now!
Come on, step by step now!
Step by step now!
Come on, step by step now!

So you're used to game time
Only on the sidelines
I remember feeling all the energy
Never able to make it mine
It's no doubt we're the same
I see myself in your face
You gotta put your foot down, step out of your frame
Only the suckers get stuck in a lane


(You put your right foot in)
They say take your time but the time has long been lost
(You put your right foot out)
Uh, strut with the boss!
(You put your left foot in)
When you fall, you better get back up on your feet
Gotta shake it, shake it, shake it, I know that you'll make it
Just do it like Mi•Mi


Step it up
I said you gotta step it up
Don't you know how to step it up?
Oooh!

Step by step now!
Come on, step by step now!
Step by step now!
Come on, step by step now!

I like this!
Ooh, hey!
Look'a here, bring it on!


I can't be held down
You can't make me run away
I put my foot down
Learn to lead my own parade
We can’t be silenced, ignored, or swayed
Women like Mi•Mi don’t play

Do one thing for me
I better get
(PAID!) Hey!
You BETTER have my pay!

You know we gonna step it up
Now, you gotta step it up
Don't you know how to step it up?
Oooh!


Strut with the boss, babe
Strut with the boss, babe
Strut with the boss, babe
Strut with the boss, babe



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#2 Posted : 20 February 2021 23:06:09(UTC)
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Serenity: I. Love. This. I love everything about this. It's like a giant ass wake up call and if this song doesn't motivate you then nothing ever will. I hear you loud and clear girl, I hear you loud and clear.
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#3 Posted : 24 February 2021 08:22:55(UTC)
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Mercedes: I love this! The production is just so slinky and sexy and those vocals? Girl! Making me all tingly. Loving the vibe of the song and can relate to the lyrics a lot. Constantly stepping it up and putting in work. Pick up the pace or get left behind. Mwah!
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#4 Posted : 24 February 2021 08:52:22(UTC)
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Tika Mays: I just gotta said i love this song i mean you put your effort to it so very well done
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#5 Posted : 26 February 2021 14:27:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: RoseJapanFan Go to Quoted Post
Serenity: I. Love. This. I love everything about this. It's like a giant ass wake up call and if this song doesn't motivate you then nothing ever will. I hear you loud and clear girl, I hear you loud and clear.


DAENA: Thank you so much, Serenity! You are such a sweetheart. The whole goal was to motivate and I'm so glad it translated well on this song.
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#6 Posted : 26 February 2021 14:48:31(UTC)
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Mercedes: I love this! The production is just so slinky and sexy and those vocals? Girl! Making me all tingly. Loving the vibe of the song and can relate to the lyrics a lot. Constantly stepping it up and putting in work. Pick up the pace or get left behind. Mwah!


DAENA: Ahh Mercedes, you know I had to have a little fun on this one! Thank you for checking the song out, I hope it inspires you to keep being THAT girl!
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#7 Posted : 26 February 2021 14:49:11(UTC)
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Tika Mays: I just gotta said i love this song i mean you put your effort to it so very well done


DAENA: Thank you so much, Tika! I appreciate the kind words
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