[Review] Monsta X tries to create a Phenomenon but falls short

[Review] Monsta X tries to create a Phenomenon but falls short

Monsta X, hot on the heels of getting a deal from Epic Records is back it again making music. This time it is a Japanese release to compliment their recent Korean comeback of “Who do You Love?”.

Unlike BTS’s japanese comeback it is clear that these X-men put effort into this one. Although it sounds good at first, they totally MUTANT-ilated the song (HAHAHA GET IT). At least They have their choreograph in. In this song, Monsta X have decided to go for a jumpy synthetic bass drop then a softer bass sound in “Who do you love”. I got to say coming into the song I really like it. I don’t usually like synthetic bass sound, to me it’s sound like instruments vommitting out notes. But X-Phenomenon has the flow in the beginning along with the “viral infection” part, I was sold. It was so nice the first part, and then it all comes crashing down when the chorus arrives. You can fucked up any other part maybe the introduction BUT THE CHORUS which is like almost suppose to be 50% of your song. THe beat instantly shifted comes the chorus part and honestly it was a mess. The song lost it’s flow. The music became distinctly different, and in the same song too it’s a mess. If I have told you to listen to the first minute of the song, and then the chorus you would think it was two different songs. Maybe this was probably the intention, to depict the duality about themselves or something. With so many different beats and then the switch in style of the song, I would have to give this song a hard pass. It could have worked, if only they didn’t try to make it sound discontinous.