[Review] Hocus Pocus – PTL

As I mentioned yesterday, I am returning to do some reviews of songs that I have missed out over the last few weeks. Today’s focus is on PTL’s Hocus Pocus which was released almost a month ago. Planetarium Records (PTL) is a 5 member project group currently under a company of the same name. The members consist of Jinwoo, Villian, Gaho, Moti and June. Information on the group is quite limited so I don’t have much else to offer besides that they released songs earlier in the year (Blind and Blah).

I happened to stumble across the group when the song first came out and knew I had to review it. Apologies it took so long. Hocus Pocus is one damn catchy song that always blows my mind when I listen to it. It takes on the R&B and hip-hop genre quite nicely. For those who don’t know, I don’t really review songs from artists who do these genres unless they are big KPOP artists. But Hocus Pocus definitely has great energy and a groovy atmosphere that was hard to pass up. I thought the instrumental was extremely dynamic, with the muffled bleeping at the start of the song really intriguing. The raps and vocals in the song are quite good, part of the reason why I decided to put this on the ‘To Review’ list. The verses and the chorus really pushed the song along, with the latter being a very catchy part of the song. It may not be appearing on my Weekly KPOP Charts but I can assure you I have been listening to the song every single week.

The video seems to show the members trapped inside the confines of this place. But I guess it shows the members making the most of it. As you can tell, I have no clue what is going on in the video. I assuming Yoda, Zeus and Buddha make an appearance for a reason (at the very start of the video on the sheets of paper). However, it was a decent video. Despite not having heard of the group or the company before, it seemed like they had a decent budget for the video as it appears to be high quality and the sets didn’t seem to be on the cheap end of the market. The energy in the song was also channelled nicely through the video, which makes them a good match.

Song – 9/10
Music Video – 7/10
Overall Rating – 8.2/10


One thought on “[Review] Hocus Pocus – PTL

  1. If you know any other information (like profiles) for the individual members, please link me to them. Otherwise do listen to Blah and Blank (linked above in intro paragrpah) because they were great songs which I discovered from the group. On top of that, I found mixtapes or albums for their releases that features their group and solo work. I haven’t had a proper listen to the songs however I did skim through the ‘Case #2’ and the songs seems promising. Haven’t listened to the first one though, will do that tomorrow.
    Case #1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-okRpBsVkRc
    Case #2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PXew1PtrIM

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