Target – Romeo

Brand new boy group is in town. Romeo is a 7 member boy group that debuted back in May 2015 with Lovesick. I was planning to review them back in May, but due to time constraints was unable to do so. But they are back with Target and have been receiving attention in the media for their comeback, so hence I am reviewing them now. The group is made up of Seunghwan, Yunsung, Milo, Minsung, Kyle, Hyunkyung and Kangmin.

The song sounds very generic. It really does not set the guys a part from their competition. But while the song is pretty generic, the chorus is pretty catchy and I guess that is what we find in all KPOP songs. I think the instrumental over powers the vocals a lot, particularly during the chorus. The instrumental is definitely way flashier than it needed to be. If it was toned down or if the vocals and rapping were a little more powerful, they would not have this problem. I think that is the main problem with the track, because to me, everything else seems to be fine. The song overall reminds me of a more dubstep centred version of Love Style by Boyfriend (released ages ago).

The music video is once again the generic KPOP music video with the flower boys and their pastel colours and aegyo (cringe worthy acting). Their acting isn’t so great in the video. It just made cringe a whole lot. The music video has this plot which I think is interesting, but their acting ruined it for me. One of the members have this either crush or instant love at first site type of thing, but misses out getting her attention. So he prays and somehow that stops time, leaving himself and his band members to search everywhere for her, while everyone perfectly still. Not really into their pastel colours and that grey like filter over the whole video to make it cool. It looks boring to me. I think if the video was more brighter, the video would compliment the song more and also add more depth to the video.

This group is obviously centred on their dancing. And boy, are they in sync or what? Their dancing is much suited for the song. Everything is in time of the beat and I think with their dancing skills plus a combination of a powerful comeback, this boy group can start becoming a threat to other popular boy bands with powerful dances and concepts. It just seems like a mish mash between the concept that they are going for and the dancing. One is like all cutesy, while the other seems to be serious business. You understand?

Overall, pretty generic comeback. I feel like the boys need a better concept and song to launch themselves into popularity. 5.5/10

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