At the 15 th of April Seventeen released “Darl+ing”, their first English language single. The song is a pre-release single for the K-pop group‘s upcoming album Stand in front of the sunwhich falls on May 27th.
As always, Seventeen never miss a thing and it seems that S.Coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon, Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozi, DK, Seungkwan, Jun, Hoshi, The8 and Dino are once again incapable of a bad song to publish.
Here’s our review of Seventeen’s Darl+ing.
Seventeen’s new song “Darl+ing” feels like a gentle introduction
During “Darling+ing” been out for a few days, I’m in no hurry to write this review. Often in music, reviews and interviews surrounding a new release come out as soon as possible. Instead of going that route, I wanted to sit on Darl+ing for a bit.
On first listen, “Darl+ing” feels like a typical Seventeen song. Despite being the band’s first English-language single, it fits effortlessly into the rest of Seventeen’s discography.
It stays that way even after repeated listening.
Thematically, “Darl+ing” has a gentle presence. I wouldn’t compare it to the first day of spring as that feels like too harsh a description. Instead, “Darl+ing” feels like those few subtly warm days before you realize spring is just around the corner.
This makes “Darl+ing” the perfect pre-release single as it guides fans to the upcoming Seventeen Stand in front of the sun Album.
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Seventeen has released a music video for Darl+ing
In addition to releasing “Darl+ing” as a digital single, S.Coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon, Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozi, DK, Seungkwan, Jun, Hoshi, The8 and Dino also directed a music video for the song.
With whimsical spring pictures is the “Darl+ing” music video ups the song’s addictive chorus. “Darl+ing” is a romantic track overall, and the song’s bridge injects a bit of angst into the single.
The bridge features THE 8, Jun, Mingyu, Dino, Joshua and Vernon on vocals. During the bridge, the music video’s colors change to black and white, signaling a contrast to its previous bright imagery and in keeping with the bridge’s fear.
As soon as Jun touches a mirror, it shatters and the dark world fades, but the bright colors from before don’t immediately return. Instead, Seventeen is still shrouded in a bit of darkness until the final chorus begins.
The K-pop group is releasing a new album titled Face the Sun.
Known as “self-producing idols,” the members of Seventeen are often involved in the creation of their music. “Darl+ing” is no different, and Woozi, the band’s head of vocals, helped produce the song.
All in all, “Darl+ing” works as it should for a pre-single. Its chorus gets catchier with every listen and the tone of the song takes fans into a new era.
“Darl+ing” is available on streaming and music buying platforms. Seventeen’s studio album Stand in front of the sun will be released on May 27th.
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https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/review-seventeen-give-taste-their-upcoming-album-darling.html/ Seventeen give a foretaste of their upcoming album with “Darl+ing”.