On the heels of their world tour, MONSTA X have dropped their new special summer song "Newton!" The jacket shots show the boys definitely enjoying the sun.
The first thing you notice is that it's very upbeat. There's no concept album flourishes or dark sounds -- it is simply what you hear. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.
The boys' smooth vocals contribute to a refreshing sound. The chorus is completely uplifting. It's also a much softer sound for MONSTA X, largely abandoning their hip hop stylings and the edginess that characterized the Clan series. Also, some of their traditional EDM elements are downplayed or entirely replaced by more natural sounding instruments. And that's entirely appropriate for this summer anthem. The song itself talks about stars and attraction and how that relates to love and attraction, making me think the title "Newton" has to do with the late astronomer and physicist Isaac Newton. Which just makes it that much cooler.