Seventeen is Confessional with Love LetterWritten through Sonya On Would possibly 9, 2016Seventeen, Pledis Entertainment’s biggest idol team released their first album Love Letter on April 25th. The 13 member neighborhood is advertised every bit having 3other units: vocal, hip hop, and performance, which immediately makes each and every member more memorable as a substitute of just being “the lovable one” or “the athletic one.”
The first album is the maximum important milestone for each K-pop organization because this is a stepping stone to the group’s musical identity and a key indicator of the group’s success. After all, an album isn't any small acquire what with entertainment corporations adding further photocards, albums, postcards, stickers, and more. With Seventeen’s Love Letter outselling their prior mini-album by 4 times coupled with the truth that they charted in Japan without Jap promotions, their long termturns out of the instant secure.
Love Letter starts alongside “Chuck” an creation track, which is an vigorous track: the easiestget started to an album as it sets the tone for an exhilarating album. Despite the reality that there is the overused trap breakdown, the actuallyappealingcomponent to “Chuck” are the lyrics. The lyrics reference status on degree and honing one’s skills, which seems to be self-confessional lyrics. Since Seventeen writes their own music it makes sense that their music would be according to their own studiesyet for it to be so blatantly attached is startling.
The album continues with identify track, “You’re Pretty,” which is unlike Seventeen’s other title tracks “Adore You” and “Mansae” in degree of punchy vigor. “You’re Pretty” is more same old K-pop idol fare and has an identical melodic format to drama-related songs. The saving grace is the rapping, which is at all times rhythmical and highly energetic. As for the lyrics, “You’re Pretty” tell the tale of a boy who can’t obviouslykeep up a correspondence his emotions for a girl.
The album continues with “Still Lonely,” which despite the title is in reality a upbeat mid-tempo song with lyrics of vacancy from popularity. The sit back laid-back nature of the song blended with the apathetic lyrics create a captivating tension. Probably the most lyrics appear very non-public what with:
My attitude in opposition tothe entire thing is whatever
I’m in deficient health of trivial hangouts and conversations
I don’t like having to are living up
To other’s expectations”
Despite Seventeen now not being the most established group, every idol experiences the disparity between their stage-self as hostile to their herbal self and want tofind out how to reconcile the differences.
“Popularity Song” is a song that simplest self-producing idols may just makefor the explanation that lyrics are so realistic. The music perfectly suits the organicgo with the flow of the words so it sounds less like making a song and more like speaking. The point of self-awareness in the lyrics of “Popularity Song” makes this song memorable.
“Please don’t compare this song
To other songs that don’t have substance
It might seem funny to you, but you will needpay attention
Then the album makes a unexpected shift to “Say Yes,” a duet between major vocalists DK and Seungkwan, which is a slow ballad with cushy instrumentals that spotlight their voices. Then there is “Drifting By,” which despite the unhappy lyrics of coming to the terms with the trail has an upbeat production to save you the song from veering to depressing.
Like the title of the album, “Love Letter” rounds out the finish of the album as literally a candy love confession. As for the album itself it form of feelsa little bit thin totaling ten songs but with three being remakes but the lyrical content is intriguing with its confessional perspective. There’s genuineness that’s obviousviathose lyrics whether it’s apologizing for unpleasant handwriting or being taken with what to wear.
While Love Letter is a cast effort at thea phase of Seventeen what with writing lyrics and composing, to solidify their teams sound it will existgreater to have more songs with all participants on the track. Having sub-units is just right for later profits and for distinguishing members but the ones two points are moot without defining a group’s characteristic.
Standout Songs: Shining Diamond, Still Lonely, Popularity Song