After almost a week of listening to GOT7’s EP, it’s undoubtedly in the running for best AOTY.
GOT7 is also one the rare group that have 7 solo acts within but just clicks so well together. It’s amazing how these guys went off on their own, found their sound, came back as a group and incorporated the newly found sound and created GOT7 2.0. Youngjae’s writing/power vocals, JayB’s ear for R&B sounds/writing, BAMBAM dreamy/airy vocal delivery, Mark’s surprisingly nice (high) singing tone, Jackson’s falsetto etc…were things discovered or improved upon during the group’s hiatus.
Everything I wanted from LAST PIECE/Breath Of Love was delivered with this EP. Harmonies..check, ad-libs… check, BamBam, Jackson, Mark singing on more than one track..check, more adult/mature sound/writing..check!
@Slice of Life
without a doubt NaNaNa is the “weakest” track but it works so well in context of the album. Listening to the whole EP a couple of times you’ll be able find the thread that weaves the songs into this cohesive masterpiece. One that sticks out is the use of ad-libs throughout most of the songs. As much as I like all the songs, there is something really special about Don’t Leave Me Alone. It’s rare that a song makes me tear up or cry every time and some how JayB created a masterpiece that can. That melody with all the guys passing of lines to each other is just breathtakingly gorgeous and gets me ALL THE TIME! I think it’s safe to say this EP is their best release so far.
PS. I know Jinyoung has been busy with acting the past few years but I’m so glad he has not forgotten his voice. Somehow he’s improved upon it even more and sounds simply fantastic on this EP!