Album Review: Seventeen – You Make My Day

Thirteen members in a boy group? How can you even learn their names, let alone recognise their voices?

This is what I thought when I first heard of the Kpop group Seventeen. Why is a group with 13 members called Seventeen, you ask? Well, they have 13 members, are split into three sub-units, and work as a single team. 13+3+1=17. (In other words, they used to have 17 members but four of them left.)

Seventeen are a quirky Kpop group who allow their personalities to show within their music. In a genre filled with superficial artists, cheesy girl groups and boy groups who play far too much into the fact that most of their fans are teenage girls, a group that writes, produces and choreographs all of their music is a rare but refreshing occurrence.

Their new mini album, You Make My Day, consists of six songs: one for each sub-unit, and three together as a whole group. With a much brighter concept and sound, many Carats ((Seventeen’s fans) think Seventeen have regressed back to their debut era’s style, but many others are thankful for their return to the ‘true’ Seventeen having satisfied their dark and angst side with the last few releases.

This album caused yet another complaint for Spotify as it was uploaded on the day of release, but then disappeared as if never having been up there in the first place for the whole of the next day. Even though it is now playing happily on Carats’ phones, Spotify has yet to comment. (Having upset many Kpop fans recently with various Kpop songs disappearing and some even playing the wrong track for the stated name, their silence is not surprising.)

With a much brighter concept and sound, many Carats think Seventeen have regressed back to their debut era’s style, but many others are thankful for their return to the ‘true’ Seventeen having satisfied their dark and angst side with the last few releases.

Seventeen’s music video for ‘Oh My!’ is at seven-and-a-half million views having not even been available for a week. Hwaiting!

 

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