During the week, IN2IT made their debut on the stage. For those who don’t know, the group was formed through the survival show, BOYS24. The show just never took off and never reached the same level of appeal as its competitors. Given the large gap between the show and the actual debut date, the show has seemed to undermine what popularity the members had gained throughout the show. But regardless of those observations, the group is made of 8 members (the Top 8 to be exact) and made their debut with their first mini-album, Carpe Diem.
The title track from the mini-album is Amazing and sadly, the title doesn’t capture the main sound of the song. Amazing takes on the tropical house. A side of me wants to say that is plain and boring now. It used to be something that I was into but since the genre has been so overworked, I have kind of gone on to find something new. However, there is a side of me that is appreciating the track. The weather has been gloomy the past few days (and in the next week), so a song like this does make it feel a lot sunnier. But sadly, I think the lack of appeal from the various elements of the song is overwhelming, leaving me disappointed with the final product. The vocals/rap don’t capture my attention. The instrumental (as previously discussed) is quite generic. The song doesn’t feel catchy and it doesn’t have me wanting more.
Shot in Kazakhstan, the video does an okay job at introducing the group to the viewers. I just felt like some of the scenes where they are singing to the music just really staged and unnatural, such as when one the members are singing while leaning on the car. Their interactions with one another seem a lot more appealing to my eyes. The choreography shots were pretty nice, along with the sots towards the end with the scenery and landscape. But besides that, the video just shows the guys having some fun on a road trip. Nothing that special, when you think about it.
Choreography wise, I thought it was quite good. Not amazing, like the song title, but decent enough for a debut.
Song – 6/10
Music Video – 6/10
Performance – 7/10
Overall Rating – 6/10