[NEW RELEAESES] G.O.D.
The album’s instrumental opener “5+4+1+5=15” is a collaboration with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, which rearranged the sounds of the group’s best past tracks.
“Sky Blue Promise” and “The Story of Our Lives” summarize the album with the former sounding like an ode to fans, with lyrics like “sorry to keep you waiting” on top of familiar melodies derived from “Sky Blue Balloons.” The five are obstinately clinging to the original style of the group’s music up to the point where it may sound like a platitude. However, this was still the right direction as these reassuring sounds were exactly what the public was expecting.
By Jin Eun-soo, contributing writer