From what I’ve gathered from interviews, STAYC’s company have been choosing a sound nearer to western pop when composing new single Stunning Monster. The traces between music markets have blurred a lot over the previous few years that I’m not precisely certain what meaning, however so long as it offers us a fantastic refrain, I’m in! Ever since their late-2020 debut, STAYC’s music has reliably delivered the hooks.
Stunning Monster is one other Black Eyed Pilseung monitor, however takes the group’s music in a extra subdued, emotional course. The idiosyncrasies we’ve come to count on are current, but really feel slightly buried this time round. Melody reigns supreme throughout the music’s refrain, although its countless stream of energy notes threatens to develop into one-note. I might have minimize the second half totally and changed it with one thing that acted as a memorable distinction.
Elsewhere, Stunning Monster marries the acoustic to the digital. It’s a profitable mixture, bringing depth to the instrumental. The verses don’t actually go anyplace, however their evocative texture helps promote the sentiment. I particularly benefit from the flute-like tones sprinkled all through the music. Nevertheless, I want the association would have dedicated to both being a full-on dance monitor or a moody slow-burn. It’s type of caught between the 2, making it really feel much less impactful than most STAYC singles. In the long run, I don’t see myself going again to Stunning Monster typically, although I can admire the talent and imaginative and prescient that went into its creation. I’m nonetheless ready for an additional So Dangerous!