Celebrate VIXX's fifth anniversary with their fourth mini album, 'Shangri-La.' Continuing their mythological concept album cycle, this time they are experiencing paradise, inspired by the Chinese fable 'The Peach Blossom Spring.' Devine-Channel ("Fantasy," "The Closer") produced the title track. Ravi took part in writing the lyrics for every song, and the fourth track is all his.
The title track, "Shangri-La," is a slow-burning track, I particularly like the main verses, where they stuff as many syllables as they can in a machine gun vocal attack. The synth wubs are restrained, almost insubstantial, evoking the feeling of clouds. The chorus rises to a crescendo, betraying the initial quiet of the rest of the tune. The whole tune captures the feeling of anticipation, and this heightens the tension and gives the song an epic feel to it. Awesome and entirely true to their concept.