The lead track of the same title didn’t stray too far from Exo-K’s representative song, “Growl,” which featured strong beats, addictive hooks and powerful dance moves. “Overdose” which was produced by renowned American music directors The Underdogs, who have worked with pop stars like Beyonce and Britney Spears, contains strong R&B and hip-hop influences. The song uses the metaphor of a drug to compare a strong addiction to love.
Another notable song on the five-track album is “Moonlight,” which has more of a lyrical melody. It is a traditional R&B track about a man’s endless love for an unattainable woman. What is surprising is the song’s sophisticated arrangement of pop elements with a heavy hip-hop beat at its base that forms a good harmony. It shows the group’s potential to grow in the U.S. music market.
By Jin Eun-soo, contributing writer
More in Music & Performance
Tresbonbon intertwines Korean and West African cultures
Back from the dead
Tourism promotion videos featuring Leenalchi back with more Korean cities
Pianist Paik Kun-woo sets Schumann’s spirit free with latest album
Two seasons late, the Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music finally kicks off