Okay-pop has seen a glut of debuts over the previous few weeks, and Aimers is one other identify so as to add to the pack. You would possibly keep in mind a few these guys from the short-lived Spectrum, who launched a terrific pre-chorus in 2018. Given their group identify, I’d hope Aimers are aiming for one thing new and thrilling. However judging by Combat Inside, we’re in for extra of the identical.
Combat Inside is an effective instance of a good music ruined by cookie cutter manufacturing. It’s residence to some of my greatest pet peeves, together with a second verse tempo change and that godawful chain hyperlink percussion that drags itself throughout the verses. These parts pull down what needs to be a light-on-its-feet blast of funky pop. I imply, that’s clearly what the music needs to be. So, why add these competing sounds that aren’t even fashionable anymore? My ear can’t unhear them, and it makes for a irritating hear.
Aside from that, Combat Inside is buoyant boy group pop by the numbers. It has a few cool concepts, just like the effervescent synth underlining the second half of verse two and the catchy vocoder sounds that pop up proper earlier than the observe ends. However with out growing any of those distinctive musical views, Combat Inside succumbs to its personal generic concessions. It’s often hooky, however there’s nothing right here that hasn’t already been perfected by stronger songs. Right here’s hoping Aimers will nail down an id of their very own with future comebacks.