[Review] Energetic – Wanna One

Out of all the debuts this year, Wanna One is the most hyped and awaited comebacks of the year. For those who don’t know, the group members were selected as the top 11 of Produce 101 Season 2 competition. The trainees forming the group include Kang Daniel, Park Ji Hoon, Lee Dae Hwi, Kim Jae Hwan, Ong Sung Woo, Park Woo Jin, Lai Kuan Lin, Yoon Ji Seong, Hwang Min Hyun, Bae Jin Young and Ha Sung Woon. The group will remain as Wanna One until the end of 2018 so they will be sticking around for some time.

Wanna One pretty much lived up to the high expectations and hype that garnered around their comeback.  Energetic starts off as a dramatic piece, with a slow piano background. It then starts building up to be one totally rocking song.  The song itself is one that is quite upbeat and full of energy. There were many different sections to the song, but they all work well with each other (no disjointed feeling anywhere). The raps were pretty powerful and they sounded perfect for the song.  The vocals for the most part gave the right impact to match the energy intensity of the song, just some parts (such as the first verse fell a little short). Overall, based on song alone, they have nailed their debut. I suggest that you listen to the song with some bass turned up (such as a pretty good pair of headphones) because the song sounds so much better that way. 

This song called for an intense music video with that typical flashy background with amazing choreography shots. We needed something edgy to compliment the intense sound of the song. For the most part, the choreography shots delivered.  The rest of the video did not. I just don’t think a bunch of guys having some fun (such as in this video) by playing baseball and having great big smiles on their faces was the way to go. That is just what I personally feel about the video. But what we have  front was decent enough overall.

The video choreography looks amazing and intense.  Perfect for the song. It looks really complicated but edgy enough for the song. Everything that I wanted the music video.  That piano start looks like the highlight for me!!!

Song – 9/10
Music Video – 7/10
Performance – 10/10
Overall Rating – 8.5/10




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