With the Okay-pop market as crowded as it’s, there are certain to be loads of teams whose music turns into tough to differentiate from their friends. Secret Quantity fall into this class, with a discography that always modifications model. I can’t level to any factor that makes them stand proud of the pack, even when they’ve launched a number of sturdy songs.
DOXA (독사) is one other strong effort, most notable for its large, brassy instrumental. Its strong manufacturing sparks loads of vitality — particularly when it bounds into its percussive post-chorus. The second verse is one other spotlight, with the brass taking heart stage alongside the group’s rap.
Sadly, this manufacturing is paired with what I’d name “Okay-pop’s melodic mush.” There’s no actual through-line or focus within the songwriting — simply lots of flitting right here and there. Even after a number of listens, I couldn’t repeat any of the melodies from DOXA‘s verses. Their attitude-heavy sound goes in a single ear and out the opposite. The refrain is barely extra memorable, however struggles to match the potential of the music’s vitality.
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