[Review] Come – NEWKIDD

NEWKIDD’s debut track, Tu eres, is eligible for Best Song in the 2019 KPOPREVIEWED Awards. It is very simple to select Tu eres as one of the best tracks of the year. Simply click the link here, vote for your favourite artists in the various categories and in the final question, type in ‘Tu eres – NEWKIDD’ along with four other of your favourite songs of 2019. Make sure to press submit once you are done!

As mentioned a few reviews ago, I will slowly catch up on some reviews that I have missed, as we round out 2019. I had to take a short break from this, but I am now back and ready to do a review blitz. This review’s focus is on NEWKIDD’s first comeback track, Come. This was released on the 28th of November. And as far as I know, the track didn’t get much attention. Hopefully this review will help get the group and song a few extra listeners. Previously the male group made their debut with Tu eres.

One way to really draw attention to the song from the get-go is to do what Come did. It kicked the song off with the blaring brass-like synth that really caught my attention. And with an opening like this, I just had to keep on listening. The verses is a lot smoother, going with a sleek beat and vocals that just kept on flowing. The opening synth returns for the chorus, but this time they added deep vocals with some edge and attitude to give it a different feel. We return to the smoother verses, throwing us into the typical rap-vocal lineup that songs tend to opt for during the second verse. But the song doesn’t repeat the chorus. The song then changes up once again, returning with the same synth based instrumentation. But the vocals are changed, giving the song an even sleeker texture. It is a bold track and a definite improvement from the group’s debut track. There is something lacking that weighs it down and prevents it from being memorable. But what we got is very satisfying. There is definitely potential behind this track and group, waiting to be discovered. And Come is a step in the right direction.

When it comes to music videos, I think it is clear that I do prefer the darker and edgy concepts. Compared to the music video for Tu eres, Come‘s video is definitely superior. I liked the mysterious nature of the video. It gives off an intriguing feel and I felt that a plot felt like it could have intertwined in the video, particularity when Hansol picks up the diamond at the end of the video. But the closeups felt just like closeups in the video and don’t offer much else to the video. I liked the emphasis on red and gold in this video, popping out from the darkness that surrounds the set.

The group definitely gives off a lot of charisma in this comeback and this is shown very clearly throughout the stages. Their smiles throughout the choreography was very alluring. I thought their chorus routines were very edgy, sleek and powerful this time around. Good job!

Song – 7.5/10
Music Video – 7.5/10
Performance – 8/10
Overall Rating – 7.6/10

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