Making their first comeback in over a year is Teen Top. And this time around, they are getting the party started in Seoul!! Okay, that was an overly lame attempt at trying to be cool, so I will just tone it back down. Teen Top’s latest comeback single is titled as Seoul Night, which is the title track off their latest mini which shares the same name. Teen Top last promoted together in April 2016 with Love Is.
Seoul Night definitely has structure and sound to become a party anthem. However, it has a few issues that may hinder the song’s ability to become this potential. The song lacks impact. It just doesn’t really feel memorable. I know I say this a lot in my reviews and what I am referring to it is whether the song stays in your head after listening to it. Party songs are great examples of this. Seoul Night just doesn’t have that hook that gets your riled up and singing along. The song itself is also relatively plain. There isn’t anything that makes it stand out (which goes back to the memorable aspect). The song did have its moments though. I really like the Niel’s start to the pre-choruses, where he dragged out the last word of the song. That was definitely a catching moment for me. The vocals and rapping were pretty decent. I did like Changjo’s start to the song, where he alternated between singing and rapping, which I thought was cool.
What the music video did well was capturing the sites of Seoul during the night time. It looked awesome/breathtaking and this would be one rooftop party that you would want to be invited to. Honestly, without the night scenes, the video would have been pretty much forgettable. There wasn’t much else to the video. My only other question is: why is Changjo studying on the rooftop with his lonesome desk?
While I did think the performance was fitting of the song, watching their showcase, I didn’t really feel the same level of energy that the song had going on. Instead, they felt somewhat disinterested in their performance. I am not too sure myself but they gave off that vibe. As for the moves, they are more or less the trendy moves we see often nowadays.
Song – 6/10
Music Video – 6/10
Performance – 6/10
Overall Rating – 6/10