Him: HISTORY

April 27, 2016

★★★★☆

Yes this is a K-pop group, but hear them out because you might just like them. History’s new album HIM starts off with the song Wild Boy. Its name fits how the song begins, wild. The song begins pretty aggressive but is nonetheless catchy. You may not know what they are saying but with a song this good it doesn’t matter. The beat drop that the song gets towards the middle is intense and keeps the theme of the song. Wild Boy is upbeat and perfect for a dance session. The next song Queen is my favorites. The beat that comes right in the beginning is one of my favorite things about this song. Another super catchy song but it’s the chorus that keeps the listener. The saxophone in the song is totally perfect for it and adds another level to the song. The rap portions of this song are pretty impressive too. Following that is Baby, Hello which is definitely sweeter and calmer than the pervious songs. It is a soft song that fits its title. Baby, Hello still keeps its upbeat characteristics during the verses and raps but the chorus is full of fluff and sweet as can be. The next song, Whenever, which is soloed by one member is a perfect follow to Baby, Hello. This song is also full of love and keeps the theme of a not so intense song. LOST begins as if it should be from Legend of Zelda but quickly has an insane beat drop. The beat does not last long and goes into an almost soft song? LOST is slightly confusing because it goes back and forth from very upbeat intensity to calm verses but that may be what they are going for. After the first chorus the song stays more upbeat with the underlying melody but the singing during the verses are still not as aggressive as other songs. Liar is the next song on the album and is definitely an emotional song. They sing more heartfelt and opposite of the pervious song. Liar compliments Baby, Hello on the heartfelt and soft song factors. The lyrics of the song are probably just as meaningful as the melody makes it out to be, along with the bits of English dispersed in the song. The last to songs are instrumentals of the first two, Wild Boy and Queen. It was a nice touch that the album had these two additions because if you are into the beat of the song and not so much the lyrics and singing you can listen to these two. The instrumental for Wild Boy is perfect gym material, as well as Queen. Overall even if one wasn’t into K-pop this album could still be enjoyed to an extent.

 

Please reload

Featured Posts

Morelle wins NY 25

November 7, 2018

1/10
Please reload

Recent Posts

December 1, 2018

November 7, 2018

Please reload

Archive
Please reload