Some bright spots — or at least sections of songs — but for the most part a pretty shitty week so far, honestly.
T1419 – “EDELWEISS”
I feel bad at this point not liking their stuff, but this sounds like a disbandment song or something. Seriously, within the first minute I went to go look up if something happened.
CRAVITY – “Adrenaline”
Fun for the most part. Actually like the chorus, but the verses and the rapping kinda take me out sometimes.
Seori – “Can’t Stop This Party”
Any time Seori is given semi-decent instrumental, I’ll like it cause I absolutely love her voice. This is a terrible one.
Stray Kids – “Venom”
Some interesting instrumental stuff, but everything else about it is just drab. So many of the choruses just drone on and on and producers think it’s badass or something, I guess.
ITZY – “Voltage”
This isn’t bad, but the rap-focused idol songs usually means the verses are grating (cause … idols), and the chorus surprisingly kinda lacks energy.
NCT U – “CoNEXTion”
Right, sorta the same thing here. The more rap-focused idol songs are, the worse they are, as a general rule of thumb. Connect 2022 to great choruses, please.
VERIVERY – “O”
Think this would be more appealing if you’re really into the slow-jam vibe and you don’t hear similar songs done better on Korean R&B channels weekly.