DAY6 – ‘THE BOOK OF US: THE DEMON’
1. Day and Evening
2. Zombie *Title
3. Tick Tock
4. Love me or Go away me
6. 1 to 10
8. Zombie (English Ver.)
DAY6 has simply dropped their latest EP ‘The E book of Us: The Demon.’ The brand new mini-album has Eight tracks, together with an English model of the title observe. That is their sixth EP.
“Day and Evening” is the primary observe on the album, and it did not actually seize me till the refrain. There is a beneficiant quantity of falsetto throughout the principle verses. As I am not a fan of falsetto, the music did not do a lot for me. Within the refrain, they get enthusiastic and people are the elements I actually get pleasure from. The title observe is “Zombie,” it is a calmer affair then “Day and Evening.” After the primary refrain, the guitars get extra distinguished and you’ll hear the bass extra and rhythm guitars appear clearer. It is a delicate change, however a welcome one. It is a quiet tune about feeling emotionally numb. “Tick Tock” is one other mid-tempo observe and this one feels a bit extra contemplative than the opposite ones. There is a wistful feeling to it as if the singer is trying again. Which is acceptable, as a result of the lyrics discuss in regards to the finish of a relationship.
“Love me or Go away me” needs to be one in every of my favourite songs on right here so far. Sure, there’s falsetto, however they made it sound attention-grabbing. It is virtually as if it have been auto-tuned, I additionally love the way it will get heavier and sooner when it hits the refrain. And “STOP” is a reminder of what they’ll do when given a bit push. It is a extra rock impressed observe. The guitars are crunchier, the vocals extra passionate. Each on occasion they bust out a music like this and I believe why do not we get extra of it? I like “1 to 10,” primarily as a result of it begins out smooth and finally ends up harder-edged. They fooled me however it is a severely cool music, from starting to finish. I am virtually getting the sensation that they pulled out the more durable stuff close to the 2nd half of the album.
And with “Afraid,” I spoke too quickly. It is bought some more durable facets to it, and it is bought this inspirational, hopeful vibe. I like the way it begins out quiet then will get extra concerned if you hit the refrain. Merely put, it’s an extraordinarily satisfying music. “Zombie (English Ver.)” is just about the identical music with re-recorded vocals. A few of the English will not be half dangerous. Younger Ok and Sungjin do one of the best job of it, however all of them do an superior job after they attain the refrain.
On the finish of the day, these guys all appear to tug it out of their collective hats. They’ve had a fairly good run of hits and these eight songs aren’t any exception. You might need to attend a bit to see them in live performance, although. They’ve stopped promotions and the band is on hiatus. Covid-19? No. Apparently, they’re scuffling with psychological well being points. I want them a speedy restoration. That is by no means a simple factor to take care of.
The director of this video apparently was not one to overlook a possibility. The MV includes a man who’s a literal zombie. There are darkish circles round his eyes, he shuffles as an alternative of strolling. When he goes out on the street he’s handed by individuals touring at gentle pace in comparison with him.
Totally half the video’s runtime is him merely shuffling alongside the streets attempting to get to work. When he lastly sits down in his cubicle it does not get any higher — even then he is staring off into house. The remainder of the video follows him to completely different locations.
Scenes of the band singing or taking part in their devices dominates the remainder of the video. Ultimately, it is raining, and the water is seeping in. Nobody appears to be doing something about it as a result of all of them are performing considerably listless. They’re all technically zombies, as effectively. Only a completely different form. The type this music is definitely referring to.
I loved this video. Not all of DAY6‘s MVs are this good. They did a fantastic job of conveying what it is wish to be a zombie. Not solely that, the band did a superb job, too, particularly contemplating what they are going by way of.
Within the midst of this disaster, they’ve given us some small distraction. One thing to consider. My Days ought to know they don’t seem to be alone. In the event you’re feeling emotionally drained, discuss to somebody. Anybody. Simply know you are not alone.
MV SCORE: 9.0
ALBUM SCORE: 8.0