My 2nd post on Korean music, Big Bang has released their 3rd mini album “Stand Up”. I have been taking notice of their music ever since they debuted with their first song “We Belong Together” and it was that song which took me into liking Big Bang.
They have been busy with their Japanese concert tour before so they went quiet for awhile and I’m so happy when I heard they are releasing another mini album.
Big Bang “Stand Up” consists of 6 new tracks and this time TOP has participated in composing 2 songs.
Track 01. Stand Up
Big Bang always have these intro songs and I always enjoy them. This is not much difference from their other intro songs, lyric still has “Big Bang” in it.
Track02. Haru Haru (Day After Day)
This song is very Big Bang style something like “Lies” starting with the piano and G-Dragon whisperings then it proceeds to an upbeat tempo and rapping comes afterward.
What I really like about this song is the rapping in the first verse of TOP and G-Dragon, it’s like they are having an conversation.
It’s a great song that resembles Big Bang’s style.
Track03. Cheongook (Heaven)
This song is only so-so for me, out of the whole song I only like the 2nd verse and the rapping. Nothing really impressed me from this song.
Track04. Chakhan Saram (A Good Man)
This is the song that TOP took part in composing, it started off with the guitar and then process to an upbeat tempo. I’m not sure whether if I really do like this song but I’m sure of that I really enjoy the rapping parts done by G-Dragon and TOP.
The intro beat was really good and then it suddenly changes into like a happy beat song which is something different from the usual Big Bang style. It’s great for them to have something like this as people might be sick of the usual beat Big Bang has. They need something happy.
Track06. OH MY FRIEND
When I first listen to this song I was like “Am I listening to another band?” because this is not Big Bang style, it’s a pop rockish song. And when the part “Oh My Friend” comes up immediately I think of this group No Brain as I heard a similar song from them from Lee Jun Ki’s SPRIS CF.
The I looked at the composer it’s done by No Brain Lee Sung Woo, this explains everything.
The song is okay but while I’m listening to it it doesn’t feel like I’m listening to Big Bang, like I’m listening to some sort of pop rock band.
Overall I’m a little bit disappointed in this mini album I was thinking it should be greater than the previous mini album Hot Issue. It’s great to see Big Bang is trying something new but maybe it’s not successful
to me. My favorite song in the whole mini album would have to be Haru Haru as it’s closer to the original Big Bang style.