August 2022 is popping right into a repeat of August 2021, with lots of the similar acts making comebacks. The Boyz are considered one of these teams, set to launch their latest mini album in a few week’s time. Earlier than that, they’ve delivered pre-release observe Timeless. It’s a pleasing, fan-servicey mid-tempo that fits the season.
I believe it takes a killer melody to make a music of this type stand out. Timeless doesn’t fairly get there, however it’s good to listen to the blokes sing after a number of comebacks that’ve prioritized catchphrasey exclamations. If I ever hear “again within the recreation, son!” once more, it’ll be too quickly. Timeless is nearly the antidote to a music like Maverick. It’s gentle and bubbly and fairly inconsequential. It solely beneficial properties prominence at its climax, when a smartly-placed key change ushers in a collection of harmonies that give the refrain the oomph it wanted from the beginning. I want The Boyz would harness this sound extra typically. Timeless ends on a blissful word, and I spent subsequent listens ready to get again to that time.
Total, the music occupies the “end-of-album” slot, the place you would possibly wish to wind down with one thing sentimental and bland. It’s not the sort of music that’s meant to be picked aside critically. It does its job in an pleasurable method, even when somebody like me is unlikely to return to it with out the context of an album. I’m extra to see what The Boyz provide you with for his or her title observe. After a collection of sonic missteps, I’d like to see them knock it out of the park.