GOT7‘s Youngjae has one of our favorite voices in the industry, and since his debut with ‘Vibin‘ last year, we’ve been on the edge of our seats waiting for more masterpieces. Now Youngjae is back with his second mini-album, SUGAR, to reaffirm himself as the incredible artist he is. He took what we love about his debut and made more of it – but better.
The Title Track
‘SUGAR’ is a quirky fun song that will light up the mood in one second. The guitar riff that repeats throughout ‘SUGAR’ makes it so addictive and refreshing. It literally feels sweet to listen to this song, and at the same time, it shows a more elegant side of Youngjae. This also shows through his styling in the music video which shows a fun and intriguing storyline across beautiful colorful settings.
To put it simply: ‘SUGAR’ is a refreshing bop and an immediate serotonin booster that showcases his vocals and abilities perfectly, and show his growth as a artist as well.
‘SUGAR’ may definitely be the most upbeat song in the mini-album of the same name, but Youngjae’s b-sides are just as equally amazing. While ‘Focus’ is a lively bright vibey love song, ‘Crema’ shows the softer side to his voice, with a magical soundscape and a rhythm similar to bossa nova. It feels like a domestic and wholesome love song – relaxing and beautiful.
‘Nothing’ is more of an emotional love song. It shows just how Youngjae has a way of carrying feelings and emotions with only his voice which is quite unique. The closing track also proves it: ‘With You’ is an emotional ballad that tells a story of a past relationship that brought him joy. The emotion that passes through his voice is just irreplicable. His unique voice tone shines incredibly and the song is just beautiful.
SUGAR feels like a blessing in our lives – the music, the vocals. Everything about this release is simply a serve. GOT7 keep spoiling us with amazing music, whether it is solo or as a group. And Youngjae’s first comeback as a soloist definitely proves it. This comeback shows growth as an artist and vocalist, and we absolutely love to see it. Stream SUGAR now!
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