Same Scent was so robbed... There are very much not twenty-nine songs better than it here ff, this placement almost feels like a joke.
It's been a while, but Team Tears is finally back on the chopping block.
"This space called you is growing
It's not fillin' up,
It's gonna break down
I'm feelin' it even more lately"
Alone ♡ Highlight
Team Tears · Boy Boosted by @chrisjche
10 (@leedlelee..., @Macsun) / 9.5 (@enjoy)
9 (@Slice of Life, @Salami, @ysev, @ohnostalgia, @RUNAWAY)
5.5 (@Glitterizer) / 5 (@Attis, @askew)
My Score: 5.5
25 ⬀ 20 ⬂ 23 ⬂ 29
Highlight manages to enter KPB this time after the excellent NOT THE END failed to make it in the 2021 edition. 2nd Gen representation! For those who don’t know, Highlight debuted way back in 2009, but used to go by the name B2ST (BEAST) before 2016. This is their 2022 title track Alone.
Hmm… I don’t know about this one, you guys. This is pleasant enough but I’m kinda tired of these tracks that coast along solely on the basis of their sleek disco-ish groove… I needed a stronger melody here, a chorus with ups and downs. I rated this a bit higher than Same Scent because while it has the same flat melody problem, soft-disco is at least more to my taste than stale-tropical. But still, this pretty production alone just doesn’t cut it for me, though it is nice to listen to as background music (this sounded way shadier than I intended, I swear).
@Wills (4.5) has also had it, officially: “You mean there are those among us who aren't sick to DEATH of this sound? I swear every single boy group (and some of the girls) have done this exact chorus at some point in the past 2 years. ENOUGH!” Apparently some of the girls are still eating it up, indeed. @boom bazooka joe (6), however, is not one of them: “Every time I listen to this it's like listening for the first time. Meaning nothing sticks.”
@Christopher (7) says: “A decent beat, and the prechorus reminds me of something that's on the tip of my tongue but alas eludes me.” Did you find it out yet, unnie? x @MmmDani (8) enjoys the instrumental, but is still waging war against short songs: “This didn’t catch my attention at first, but the baseline is pretty addictive. It ends a little abruptly for me, doesn’t feel like it fully stuck the melodic landing.” @Untouchable Ace (8.5) has a suggestion: “the verses are great, but the chorus lets it down. in this instance, this song would have benefitted from all members singing the chorus together.”
@enjoy (9.5) can’t make the music not bop: “Not terribly original but this is exactly my catnip when it comes to boy groups.” See, @Wills ? And then we have @Macsun (10): “Fuck My Life FLAWLESS - (that is all)”. Submitter @chrisjche (11) had this to say: “I was a BEAST stan back in the day and I'm so happy they are still around. They have matured really nicely, both sonically and visually. The vocals from all four are top notch, and it was about time for them to do something a little sexier. This is everything I want from a 30-something year old K-Pop male boyband.”
@chrisjche (8) comments: “Such a strong debut...unfortunate that the momentum has kind of been lost!” Yeah, I feel like when this came out the reception here was pretty positive, but it’s been a bit silent since. SVT stan @boom bazooka joe (10) likes this, of course: “When it comes to 2022 debuts, it's obvious the girl groups blew the boy groups out of the water, but TEMPEST is one of the most exciting debut groups in recent memory, boy or girl, and that is a hill I am willing to die on. This was such a refreshing debut track and they have continued to show their versatility through the last year. Stan Tempest!”
Juyeon ♡ THE BOYZ
Lee Juyeon · 이주연
25 years old
5'11" (180 cm)
from South Korea
19 pts (@Slice of Life) [K]
9 pts (@Glitterizer) [P]
7 pts (@chrisjche) [P]
The return of the fox-faced idols getting points from me. That nose goes hard!! THE BOYZ has many particularly good looking members, but Juyeon is pretty much the face of the group, like... there's no way to watch the MV for The Stealer (KPB20's bronze medalist!), or any of the song's stages, and look at anyone else. He is just ridiculously handsome and looks very good in a tank top... Call him Mr. HypnoticPits.
Sorry, I changed that rule later here in the thread! Let me know if you want to use the 5, 3 and 1 points you didn't use and I can update the results accordingly.Huh ? I thought we're only voting for boy-group who participates in this rate ? I could've thrown more votes smh.