Infinite’s long-awaited comeback resulted in the title track Tell Me, which divided opinion on this site and others. It’s taken from the group’s third full-length album, Top Seed, and kicks off a string of ten other newly released songs. Just like with 2016’s Infinite Only, I’m here to offer my thoughts on every single one of them. Check back each day for several mini-reviews, and be sure to take a look at my sprawling K-Pop A-Z page for thoughts on the group’s entire catalog.
1. Begin // 2. Tell Me // 3. Synchronise // 4. No More // 5. TGIF (Dongwoo solo) // 6. Pray // 7. Why Me // 8. Wind // 9. I Hate // 10. Reminisce (L solo) // 11. Love Song (Sungjong solo) // 12. Begin Again
On an album that doesn’t always sound like you’d expect from Infinite, Wind is the most unabashed blast of their classic pop style. This is Rphabet channeling Sweetune, and they do a surprisingly convincing job. The tempo is bright and upbeat, the strings-laden build is absolutely euphoric, and there’s enough of the new (that pulsing alt-rock guitar loop) to keep it from feeling like a total retread. It’s also the first time we’ve heard the group’s lightning-in-a-bottle vocal blend in quite awhile, as the rollicking chorus surges to its anthemic finale. If the album is repackaged for the spring (as has been hinted), this is the kind of song I want them to promote. Had it been chosen to lead Top Seed this time around, it would have become my favorite Infinite title track since 2014. Play this one loud.