One of my goals for the next year is to work on my scheduling of reviews. Particularly debuts from much smaller companies. I tend to wait a few weeks in order to write the reviews (and I don’t really have a good enough excuse to why I do so). So while I am trying to work that out, let’s have a closer look at DreamNote, who is a female group from iME KOREA. The group is made up of 8 members (Sumin, Eunjo, Habin, Lara, Hanbyeol, Miso, Youi and Boni). and their debut track shares the same name as their group name, DREAM NOTE.
For me, DREAM NOTE sticks out for some reasons but becomes hidden for others. The group’s debut single is of the cutesy nature that literally made me cringe during my first listen. Their vocals seemed mediocre at best throughout the song. There just didn’t seem to be any impressive moments. However, the song has a decent hook that I can see growing on me. And the instrumental of the song isn’t all cutesy. There is a potential for a powerful song, given the instrumental of the song. I also find the saxophone at the end of the song adding a nice touch that felt just right then and there (probably my favourite section has to be the final chorus onwards with the presence of the saxophones to thank for that).
And as expected, the music video is full of colour. That is the common side order that you will get when it comes to a cutesy song. The girls are also acting cutesy, which is expected. The entire video is about them trying to find some objects to put into those toy capsule machine to obtain a key that opens the door. In a way, similar to an escape room type of concept. They just have a lot of un along the way. My only problem, they could have saved the trouble, turned the knob and the key would have still come out without the addition of the pebbles and a pomegranate. They probably took the longest time of all the participants and one of the girls lost a tooth along the way. Damn.
The performance I watched for this review showed the members have very strong vocals, especially with a fast paced and high energy dance like this one. I really like the chanting them did at the very end, which I thought was very uplifting and nice. As for the dance, nothing too impressive but still decent to watch.
Song – 6/10
Music Video – 6/10
Performance – 7/10
Overall Rating – 6.2/10