Song Review: DAY6 – I Like You

No matter the issues I’ve had with the second half of DAY6‘s Every DAY6 project, I’ve got to hand it to the guys for seeing it through to the end. Not every group can manage to release new singles every month of the year, complete with professionally shot music videos. It was an ambitious project from the start, and the final release I Like You (좋아합니다) ends things on a suitably powerful note.

When looking at the group’s past four or five singles, I can’t help but wonder if the project itself was a little more interesting than the actual music. There’s a quality versus quantity argument to be made here, especially when it feels as if DAY6 have been spinning their wheels around the same general sentiment for months now. They excel at this soaring, emotional pop/rock, but a look back at their first two mini albums reveals a far more playful, musically diverse side to the group. This can still be felt on many of their recent b-sides, which gives me hope for the future, but as polished as I Like You is, I think it would have sounded far more impactful had we not heard the same formula several times over already.

This isn’t to take away from DAY6’s strong points. I’ve praised their vocals quite often in the past, and I Like It is yet another solid display of that talent. Jae and Sungjin take the reigns of the powerful chorus, belting it out with the best of them to stirring effect. Structurally, the song feels like a more optimistic sequel to February’s You Were Beautiful. And just like that song, I can’t say that it’s one of my favorite DAY6 tracks. But at least its sense of widescreen drama proves that the guys still have some fight left in them for whatever new project comes next.

 Hooks 7
 Production 7
 Longevity 7
 Bias 7



2 thoughts on “Song Review: DAY6 – I Like You

  1. “I Wait” was a masterpiece, but the rest of the project (with few exceptions like “How Can I Say” and a b-side lost on the following months) just wasn’t at all par to the first single or the rest of their discography. It’s frustrating.


  2. I had the same feeling regarding the B-Side roll out in the second half but as I looked back, DAY6 made it clear that they wanted to try out different genres to cater to a much wider audience. And apparently, to an audience who prefers their soft, mellow and soulful side than their electro rock {like “I Wait”), “Hi, Hello”, “I Loved You”, “When You Love Someone”, and “All Alone” spoke volumes to them. Most listeners who prefer that genre really loved the arrangement, delivery and the overall song quality of the aforementioned. I really think it all boils down to the listener’s preference afterall. You want rock, DAY6 can give you rock. You want sappy,tear-jerking songs, DAY6 can give you that. Overall, I personally think they delivered. Musical-wise, even the lonely ones’ arrangements are awesome as well. And the lyrics, wow don’t let me start with that.


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