With its members in numerous states of pre and publish navy enlistment, Winner is at the moment in a bubble that’s allowed them to schedule a full-group live performance for later this spring. I ponder in the event that they’ll launch new music to associate with this milestone? For now, we’ll make do with a solo single from the group’s chief, Kang Seung Yoon.
Born To Love You arrives on the heels of Seung Yoon’s first full-length album final yr. It’s one other ballad, and is gaining headlines due to a co-writing credit score from Bang Yedam (of fellow YG group Treasure). Past a Treasure b-side, we haven’t had a lot of a style of Yedam’s composition expertise. Born To Love You doesn’t add an excessive amount of inventive perspective. Its sluggish burn method feels immediately acquainted, cruising as extra on sentiment than dynamic tune development. The monitor is fairly and efficient, however not all that placing.
Seung Yoon’s vocals elevate the tune’s comparatively flat melody. He brings drama and gravitas in all the precise locations, giving Born To Love You a private contact. Even so, he’s recorded a lot stronger work up to now. Perhaps I’m anchored too closely to occasions passed by, however I nonetheless maintain up pre-Winner tracks like Wild & Younger, Stealer and It Rains as the most effective his solo work has needed to supply. Born To Love You is a effective addition to his discography, however feels slight when stacked in opposition to extra memorable materials.