Back with their fourth studio album, SHINee brings old and new sounds in a pleasant fusion that is sweet yet oddly jarring. After two years, fans who have been waiting for new tracks to be added to their playlist were not let down.
Jonghyun was the only member this time round to participate in the production for Odd, penning the lyrics to two songs, Odd Eye and View. Taking on an old school pop sound, these two tracks were simple, groovy melodies that allowed the members to showcase their vocals as well as focus the listener’s attention on the lyrics.
Take a look at the MV for their single from their latest album that was filmed in Thailand, that had them sweating buckets during their trip there!
This album also incorporated other elements like deep house and grunge to ratchet up the suspense factor. One of our favorite songs is Romance, a cute, funky song that brings back grunge and old school electronic guitar riffs to give off a retro feel. Of course there an album would be incomplete without a few hip-hop tracks, and Alive certainly gave room for Minho and Key to show off their rapping skills.
Each song actively allowed members to explore and grow, and thus the album definitely resolved nicely, leaving listeners satisfied yet nostalgic.
MyKpopHuntress was given the chance to interview the boys recently. Check out what the members have to say about their new albums, their fun times during their comeback, as well as take a deeper look into their current concept and style.
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