[Review] Shine – Pentagon

Shining brightly with their latest comeback, Pentagon dropped Shine as their comeback title track today. This is the group’s first comeback since their Runaway comeback in November last year (as well). Shine is the title track to their 6th mini-album, which is titled as Positive. I have yet to decide whether I will be writing an album review for Positive. But before I can make that decision, I must finish this review, so let’s get going.

Shine is one amazing track that I personally think everyone should just check out for the sake of it. To me, the song felt like something iKON would release. That could be mainly due to the hip-hop vibes that I got from the song. The same vibes were well infused into a melodic track, which felt groovy. Its instrumental was particularly bright and cheerful, which works well with the lyrics of the song (which is about feeling shy about love). I love the keyboard instrumental, which was simple yet still allowing the song to build up. Everyone nailed their parts perfectly, from the rapping to the vocals. Two people caught my attention but I am not familiar them, so I don’t know their names. The bridge was my most favourite part of the song (besides from the chorus), with the rapper started off the bridge and the guy who did the high-note being the two members that caught my attention despite each of their sections lasting a few seconds in the bridge. The song is super catchy and I can honestly see myself replaying this song constantly in the days to come.

The music video also had a retro vibe and I thought was the video was nice. Though, I think the video could have been set in a much more appealing area rather than something rundown. I like how the video did play towards the lyrics, mainly the many crumpled pieces of paper in the locker, which I am assuming to be many attempts at a love letter to their crush. It was a good video and I liked it.

There a few dance trends in the choreography, which made the whole thing quite epic to watch. Don’t ask me any names of these moves or else I will show how out-of-touched with the dance trends. Concept-wise, I think this is their take on the cute boy concept. I like this cooler take on the concept, which makes it more interesting and refreshing.

Song – 9/10
Music Video – 8/10
Performance – 9/10
Overall Rating – 8.7/10



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