Throughout their previous few title tracks, Trendz have caught my ear with a model of sturdy, rock-influenced Ok-pop that jogs my memory of a lighter model of early ATEEZ. That is no shock given their work with producer Leez — an vital contributor to the songwriting success of not solely ATEEZ however Dreamcatcher as nicely.
Like their final comeback, My Means isn’t a tune that’s going to set the world (or my playlist) on fireplace. Nevertheless it’s a really competent, pleasurable monitor with bursts of thrilling power. I want it maintained the depth of its drop-style refrain all through the verses and developed its melodies additional. It feels just like the producers knew their drop was strong sufficient to hold the monitor, however simply think about how cool this may sound with a banging refrain to match!
On the plus aspect, that instrumental centerpiece is fairly satisfying and there are some good moments main as much as it. The tune’s introduction delivers the theatrical piratey singalong Leez & Co. accomplish that nicely, and the pre-chorus builds on that vibe with suitably bombastic chants. These moments are sufficient to compensate for My Means‘s duller strikes. A climactic energy word ties issues up properly, recalling a Wave-style rush of emotion. The truth that I’m relying so closely on older references encapsulates the monitor’s strengths and weak point. Its sonic influences are on level. It simply wants a bit extra ambition to hoist it into epic territory and set it other than the classics it emulates.