Huh. Well, that’s new. FTIsland has been around in the news for a few weeks, or more so the face of FTIsland (anyone else surprised to realize he’s not actually the leader?), being pretty cranky. He’s been upset with the sort of music they’ve had to play and with the endless comparison and being pitted against label mates CNBlue.
I understand where he’s coming from, it can’t be easy.
This new release is said to be the sort of music that FTIsland has always wanted to do–harder–without that ‘FTIsland’ sound. I’m not sure what makes an FTIsland sound, but I will say if a song comes over the speakers I can tell you if it’s FTIsland or not because I always thought–from CD to CD–they were always a little similar. Now is that a good thing or a bad thing? A good thing if you like that original music and probably a bad thing if your a band member who wants to do something else.
Now here’s the question: Do I like the song? I’m not sure if I do. And it’s not that I’m addicted to Kpop-popy-ness. In my regular English music, rock and indie is what I go for. But this? It might just be the song itself? I think I’m going to go out and find more songs from this release to give them a listen and see what I think. But whatever the case, if this is the sort of music that makes Hongki and the band happy, then all the power to them!
So what do you think? Do you like this or prefer their older music?