[Review] Missing – TRCNG

So TRCNG is a group that I completely forgot about. Their last comeback was in January 2018 with Wolf Baby. On the Korean front, they haven’t been around much, with the exception for the Paradise single they release a few months back (which I somehow completely missed). But apparently, Wolf Baby wasn’t their only 2018 activity. The group made their Japanese comeback with Spectrum and Game Changer (based on their Wikipedia profile). I also somehow missed these. But today, we are here to discuss their latest comeback single, Missing.

While this male group has done dance-styled tracks before, there is a little uniqueness to Missing that really shifts a different light to shine on them. It might be the mature side we get through this track, which is very different from their last comeback. I think the vocals were really good. For a dance track, there is a fair amount of melodic flow in there that draws my attention to the track. The chorus featured extra definition, which really helped with its memorability. Listening to the song last night for the first time. I was literally blown away from how well presented and cohesive the chorus came to be. That feeling has died down now, but there is still a lot within the track that amazes me. The synth-heavy instrumental had a touch of lightness to it, which complimented the melodic nature I mentioned before. I really liked that deep mellow whistle-like tune that opened up the track. I think the only element that the song could have used was a little more rapping. They had a bit there. But it felt scarce and the track could have used some intensity, such as the final moments of the bridge.

Watching the video for the first time, I was wondering where the company brand was. Usually, it is featured at the start of the video, But for this video, they opted for the end, which was interesting. A story is clearly told, which multiple storylines featured throughout the video. However, without the aid of the lyrics, I can’t really tell what is going on. Though, I think a strong sense of friendship is showcased throughout the video. I really like the different camera shots shown, especially during the choreography sections. But the outfits weren’t that good looking.

 That whole routine during the ‘deep mellow whistle-like tune’ introduction was probably my favourite bit. It might be the way the video was shot. But when I saw initially, I had to replay it a number of times because it looked so cool. I also really liked their chorus routine. Not exactly sure how to describe it. But it felt like there was a lot going on in an artistic sense.

Song – 9/10
Music Video – 8/10
Performance – 8/10
Overall Rating – 8.5/10

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