This type of pre-debut tune isn’t normally one thing I’d write about intimately, however Dream is the primary musical style of YG Leisure’s new lady group BABYMONSTER and that seems like a giant deal.
With a reputation like BABYMONSTER, I anticipated the women to come back out swinging with some bombastic, attitude-infused monitor. I’m certain that can occur once they make their official debut, however Dream sounds extra like a Christina Aguilera ballad, circa 1998. Positively not what I imagined!
Dream can also be the model of tune you’d hear performed all through an audition sequence as contestants are eradicated or victorious. It’s inspirational in an “I simply gained American Idol!” manner — imprecise sufficient for listeners to connect their very own struggles however clearly designed as a storytelling factor within the narrative YG is crafting for BABYMONSTER.
As a chunk of music, Dream is kind of vanilla. It opens as a ballad earlier than percussion enters two-thirds of the way in which via for a rousing finale. This payoff is manner too quick for the lengthy construct that precedes it, and the association has a company sheen that belies the center put into the monitor. So somewhat than give attention to the tune itself (which I don’t see myself listening to), it’s higher to pitch Dream as a tease of what would possibly come later. The members give a stunning efficiency. Their vocals are sturdy and clear and the second verse rap is partaking. Given the precise materials, there’s no purpose they shouldn’t be as massive as 2NE1 or BLACKPINK. When that point comes, Dream will possible be a footnote of their discography.
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