[Review] QWER return with a powerful throwback J-pop sound on “T.B.H” – Asian Junkie


Following their profitable debut with “Discord”, QWER are lastly again with their latest launch “T.B.H“, they usually proceed to thrill with their addictive J-pop-esque sound. Their debut mini album, Manito, consists of songs harking back to my fond recollections the early 2000s J-pop digital sound, one thing that’s a welcome addition to the Korean music scene for the time being.

Whereas “T.B.H” clocks in at sub-3 minutes, it stays upbeat and filling me with a nostalgic sound I didn’t know to be craving for in 2024. Whereas this nostalgic sound is extra evident in another songs as effectively, the title monitor does an awesome job displaying the charms of QWER, as enjoyable drum fills and a reasonably catchy bassline hum alongside the background. In the meantime, that empowering guitar intro riff actually units the tone from the beginning. Whereas it’s an explosive begin, “T.B.H” is aware of when to reel it in and let the piano and acoustics sing together with Siyeon‘s vocals, as she guides us to that subsequent drum fill by Chodan. The digital breaks are a few of my favourite moments as we get a small reprieve from the vocals and an enormous hit to my private nostalgia of rising up listening to early 2000 J-pop/electronica. Whereas the track doesn’t have the same old shredding from the teams I write about, I nonetheless loved the pop instrumentals that match completely with every monitor on the album.

Whereas “T.B.H” isn’t breaking new floor, it’s been giving me one hell of a strategy to begin off my Monday. I’d extremely counsel any followers of Yena’s latest releases to take a look at not solely “T.B.H”, but additionally ‘Free-Dumb’ and ‘G9JB’. The final two tracks sluggish issues down and exhibit a unique aspect of QWER and, whereas nonetheless explosive at instances, present this isn’t all only a bubblegum pop stuffed mini.

General I completely have been loving “T.B.H” and the remainder of the songs on the mini and might’t wait to return for extra listens. QWER proceed to impress whereas giving us a definite sound from different bands within the Ok-pop house.


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