After their debut in 2018, D-Crunch have reliably delivered one comeback per yr. No extra, no much less. This makes it difficult to realize a foothold or a fanbase, however I love their consistency. Their title tracks have all been strong, although none has loved an extended reign by myself playlist. New track Dependancy (중독) joins their ranks – nice sufficient throughout the restricted scope of its creativeness.
I feel the songwriting behind Dependancy is sort of weak. No melody or hook hits very exhausting, and its common development performs like a contemporary Ok-pop template. Thankfully, the association elevates the fabric. You could possibly comfortably slot this subsequent to different “noise-pop” choices of late, however the instrumental by no means feels overstuffed. The producers depart room for each bit to shine, conjuring an honest groove and letting bombastic vocal thrives drive the observe ahead. I like the exclamatory efficiency throughout the pre-chorus, even when it’s tethered to a “been there, accomplished that” percussive construct.
Dependancy’s refrain feels ripped from the EXO faculty of efficiency, trying a hulking, towering sound. It’s not too dissimilar from 2016’s Monster on this method. However, the hooks simply aren’t there. This actually holds the track again. We’re left with a superbly strong instance of boy group bluster, becoming a member of a pool of similarly-minded tracks. Sadly for D-Crunch, there are extra tantalizing decisions inside this ubiquitous soundscape. That’s the chance you run when choosing a mode this in style. Relating to lesser-known idol teams, I feel it’s significantly better to swing for the rafters and hope your distinctive perspective will join with the suitable individuals.