New music Review: K-pop group SEVENTEEN discover nirvana on new mini-album ‘SEVENTEENTH HEAVEN’

How does a group stick to up their most significant release to day? In the scenario of K-pop act SEVENTEEN, they proceed to develop their successes — and release an additional mini-album in the very same 12 months.

In April, the 13-member group (WOOZI, DK, JOSHUA, JEONGHAN, SEUNGKWAN, VERNON, S.COUPS, WONWOO, MINGYU, DINO, HOSHI, JUN, THE 8) released “FML,” their highest charting launch. It put in nine months on the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 2 and sold thousands and thousands of copies.

On the group’s 11th mini album 6 months later — titled “SEVENTEENTH HEAVEN,” a engage in on the English maxim “seventh heaven,” referring to a condition of severe elation — the team construct off that thrilling basis across seven tracks.

And there is a ton to really like, particularly in the very first two tracks. “SEVENTEENTH HEAVEN” opens with an all-English language monitor, the Jersey club-satisfies-pop rock “SOS,” co-made by American DJ Marshmello. Distinction that with “God of Music,” the sunshine-y pop single with bright brassy touches — a everyday living-affirming sing-along so great they put it on the album twice. (“SEVENTEENTH HEAVEN” concludes with an further instrumental model of “God of Audio.”)

With an act of this measurement, SEVENTEEN control to spotlight its sub-units (smaller sized teams in a larger team defined by a distinct talent) without the need of making it possible for one particular to outshine another — a important harmony that has created them one particular of the very best-selling K-pop teams, at any time.

Like on the retro electro-pop-meets-video clip match EDM of “Back 2 Again,” spotlighting the dance sub-unit (DINO, HOSHI, JUN, THE 8), or the Tim Burton-esq. gothic rap “Monster,” courtesy hip-hop sub-device (VERNON, S.COUPS, WONWOO, MINGYU) and “Yawn,” a attractive piano ballad from the vocal sub-device (WOOZI, DK, JOSHUA, JEONGHAN, SEUNGKWAN).

As he has become known for, WOOZI contributed to producing the lyrics of all the tracks and the composition of most, preserve for “Monster” and “Headliner.” (The previous was co-composed by VERNON, with lyrical contributions from him, S.COUPS, WONWOO, and MINGYU.) Throughout the launch, other SEVENTEEN customers stepped the two in entrance of the mic and powering it, emphasizing this group’s capability to be included with every single step of the artistic course of action. The consequence is a release that feels remarkably correct to them: a celebration of their results, and the drive to press more durable in the upcoming.


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