I selected Mirae as my favourite rookie of 2021 as a result of power of their single Killa in addition to their entertaining presence in selection. However, follow-up monitor Splash revealed a weak spot of their armor. Like so many Ok-pop acts, their sound appears dictated by a “throw every part on the wall” method somewhat than an intentional by line. This makes it troublesome to anticipate future comebacks with unabashed pleasure. However whereas new single Marvelous could also be no Killa, it begins to steer the fellows again in the proper course.
Reasonably than hinge upon the futuristic sounds that marked their debut, Marvelous opts for a lighter contact. It strikes a steadiness we don’t typically hear from boy teams as of late. It’s not relentlessly darkish and angsty, however I wouldn’t name it shiny and buoyant both. It finds a pleasant middle-ground – melodic however a bit of tough and tumble. Most of my favourite songs are likely to fall inside this sonic panorama.
Marvelous bops alongside an insistent dance beat, drawing upon a number of Ok-pop developments from the previous few years. An early 90’s membership thump competes with atmospheric synth squiggles because the verses ship a strong mix of rap and sung vocals. It’s nothing authentic, however I admire the constant and upbeat power. The track stakes most of its declare on an ebullient refrain. It’s a supremely catchy hook, harnessing the tried-and-true energy of a potent “mamama, nanana.” I’m involved it could be too simplistic to have a lot endurance, however for now I can undoubtedly get behind Marvelous’s exclamatory verve. Higher but, the monitor finds house for a number of nice prospers, highlighted by a dynamic bridge that hints on the immense potential showcased in Killa.