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GOLDEN CHILD RE-BOOT: In-Depth Album Review – Our Heaven (Daeyeol, Seungmin & Donghyun)

Being the current bias group of The Bias List has its advantages, and just like their big brother group Infinite, Golden Child are going to get the full-album review treatment. (Plus, back in the summer when it seemed like Golcha was never going to come back, I promised on twitter to run this feature!)

So for the next few days, I’ll be offering my thoughts (and ratings) on every one of Re-boot’s tracks.


1. Re-boot // 2. Wannabe // 3. Lately // 4. Compass // 5. No Matter What // 6. A Song For Me // 7. Spring Again // 8. She’s My Girl // 9. Our Heaven // 10. Fantasia // 11. Don’t Run Away // 12. Go Together


OUR HEAVEN

The first of a pair of three-member unit tracks, Our Heaven brings together Daeyeol, Donghyun and Seungmin. That’s leader, main dancer and vocal, if you care about positions. To be fair, though, I’ve always considered Seungmin to be of “main vocal” caliber. Daeyeol and Donghyun aren’t slouches in that department either.

Our Heaven is one of the album’s most innocuous tracks, but its light, throwback nature is appealingly nostalgic. Woollim Entertainment has long dabbled in this bubbly style for their b-sides, and this could have easily appeared on an early Infinite (or Infinite F!) album. I love the song’s combination of twinkling keys and understated rock guitar. It’s a very soft-sounding track, matched by the trio of amiable vocal performances. The chorus is especially nice, injecting a bit of guitar crunch before gliding along a soothing melody. It’s very much in the vein of easy-listening radio fare, painted with a retro 80’s brush. I imagine this being the fan-service track during a future Golden Child concert, complete with baskets of stuffed animals to toss to the crowd. Compared to something like She’s My Girl, Our Heaven’s ambition is decidedly low. But, it hits its mark with ease.

 Hooks 8
 Production 8
 Longevity 9
 Bias 8
 RATING 8.25

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8 thoughts on “GOLDEN CHILD RE-BOOT: In-Depth Album Review – Our Heaven (Daeyeol, Seungmin & Donghyun)

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  5. This week, strange week. It was the meh of kpop, it was the pleasant of kpop.

    This is so totally 80’s lite FM! Billy Ocean meets kpop! (Yesung’s solo was similar flair back in the spring iirc.)

    And then on my youtube feed this morning, I had a whole swath of more happy pleasant new releases:
    the SM Unicef charity single
    South Club “twice”
    Sungmin’s solo – his singing is very nice here, better than his SuJu days
    Minah “Butterfly”
    Jun Hyo Seung “Starlight”

    The last one has a vibe like Oh Ha Young “Don’t Make me laugh” from August, which is a not-so-secret guilty pleasure. ok, I will also very quietly admit that I downloaded Kei “I Go”. And then I will say that my daughter likes it, sure, she is the one who puts it on.

    With all this and staycation next week, I am in such a good mood!

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