Forward of a brand new 2022 challenge, BamBam is closing out 2021 with pre-release single Who Are You. The tune has already garnered consideration due to a visitor function from Crimson Velvet’s Seulgi, nevertheless it deserves reward by itself deserves as effectively. After a solo debut that felt somewhat throwaway, Who Are You takes an evocative flip.
I didn’t have many expectations for this launch. I’ve been so slowed down in year-end countdowns that I’ve barely made time to hearken to most new teasers. However, this type of light, mid-tempo pop makes a surprisingly good match for BamBam. Who Are You is basically a duet, with Seulgi a terrific sparring companion. The 2 echo one another all through the observe – complimentary tones swirling across the atmospheric association. This can be a wisp of a tune in one of the best ways. When you had been to the touch it, it could instantly fade into mist.
By itself, this strategy may simply lead to music too ephemeral to stay. Nevertheless, Who Are You is paired with a hearty melody. The verses are largely unremarkable, however the refrain works absolute magic. I like the way it takes its time, winding by means of a number of distinct refrains that forge collectively to make an much more efficient complete. The observe hardly ever rises above a whisper, but instructions consideration all the identical. And although the manufacturing is simply as hushed, the mixture of strummed guitar, atmospheric pads and resonant keys helps tease out Who Are You’s delicate drama.