[아주 작은 REVIEW] Day6 / UNB / A’Pink / MAMAMOO

Keeping up with new content becomes harder as I invest myself more into checking out completely different artists, including those I’ve never heard before (well, I signed up for this when I started the blog, didn’t I?), and also as I’m full-time focused on supporting my bias group who’s on their promotional period right now. So I apologize again for such late reviews during these times.

I’m back again with another 아주 작은 REVIEW, and we have Day6, UNB, A’Pink and MAMAMOO to talk about.


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Day6 – Shoot Me

Release date: June 26, 2018

What’s interesting about this song:

I intentionally delayed myself from listening to any of Day6 releases because they’re under my “Going though” checklist (if you don’t know what it is, “Going through” is a section of my blog where I listen to a chosen artist’s full discography and give my opinion on it), but since they’re promoting at the same time with my bias group, and I listen to almost all music shows during promotional period, I happened to listen to the song several times. It somehow couldn’t grow on me through the live stages, but when I finally heard the studio version (aka MV), I’ve gotten to change my position from somewhat negative to more neutral. Don’t get me wrong, I did say that I love rock stuff, but rock has many sub genres as well, and what Day6 delivers doesn’t really fall into my preference category. That’s why I still want to check out all their songs to define whether I’d want to be a casual listener of them or not. Specifically what in this song kept putting me off was the chorus, and the instrumentals underneath it. Even if I wear my headphones and set up the equalizer properly, I still find the mixing engineering on that part sort of messy.

𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰 – 6 out of 10


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UNB – Black Heart

Release date: June 28, 2018

What’s interesting about this song:

WHAT A ROLLER COASTER OF A SONG. Never have I imagined someone would try mixing electro swing elements with EDM. But guess what, Ryan S. Jhun and LDN Noise did THAT. This, THIS is what I call making an amazing follow up comeback song for a project group. Honestly, someone (you know who I’m talking about) can’t relate at all. You can’t just depend on the group popularity only and assume that fans will buy anything as long as there’s their brand name on it without thinking of the quality. I’m surely gonna question later why UNB (and maybe UNI.T as well, depends on how their next album will turn out to be) can’t remain as a permanent group. Their teamwork is amazing, from their debut mini-album to this. Black Heart is in all terms dynamic, and even if you find it almost impossible to learn the choreography (honestly, I felt dizzy watching all those cool moves), you still wanna dance to this song. UNB should become a textbook of how a project group must be managed musically.

𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰 – 10 out of 10


A’Pink – I’m So Sick

Release date: July 2, 2018

What’s interesting about this song:

Wow. It took freaking five long years for A Cube to finally realize they need to get A’Pink out of that innocent image they’ve been chaining them with after the success of No No No. Too bad they forgot that tropical house is already getting out of trends in K-pop industry and decided to probably pick up a song that was rejected by so many other artists. Honestly, everything about this sounds so not well complementing to me, especially giving shortest ever lines to both Naeun and Chorong that is accompanied by those empty instrumentals. As if we don’t have enough of that in traditional chorus part. Also I have a feeling that Eunji doesn’t really suit with that sound, even with me knowing that this is the closest to her real vocal range, it still sounds very forced. If A’Pink had released this song around 2016, it would’ve been a smashing hit. But for now, a certain no from me.

𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰 – 6 out of 10


MAMAMOO – Rainy Season

Release date: July 1, 2018

What’s interesting about this song:

MAMAMOO are entering their next season with the second part of their 2018 project, apparently now focusing on member Moonbyul, since their upcoming album is called Red Moon (red was the color of dress Moonbyul wore in Paint Me MV, and moon being the reference to her name), and considering that not that long ago Moonbyul released her soloRainy Season takes down the R&B way in its very traditional form, so there’s nothing much for me to comment on musical side. The vocals are pretty much laid back, even Solar’s doesn’t seem strained. It’s a nice chilling song very suitable for mentioned season. Not that it’s something very extraordinary, but I’d love to listen to it from time to time.

𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰 – 8 out of 10

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