Song Review: SixTONES – ST

SixTONES have been taking advantage of their popularity with a veritable marathon of releases. A single in November, a full album in January and another single coming up next month. Johnny’s Entertainment does this occasionally with its acts, and it’s always a nice way to build momentum. New single ST arrives on the heels of the rock-fueled New Era, and covers similar territory.

New Era has grown on me since its release, and this has led me to enjoy ST more than I probably would have otherwise. It’s not a particularly unique rock song, and I’m not sure that it truly harnesses the elements that make SixTONES special. But, sometimes you just crave a driving guitar-filled anthem. ST barrels forward like the opening of an anime, built upon a kind of cathartic energy that will get your pulse moving. The melodies are solid as a rock, if not all that imaginative. But where a traditional rock band might rely on a single frontman or woman to provide the vocals, ST has a fuller sound thanks to JE’s tradition of ‘choruses sung in unison.”

However, ST lacks the kind of dynamics that made SixTONES’s debut such a thrill. I’m not saying that the song needs slower moments like Imitation Rain, but I would have loved to hear better-defined peaks and valleys. The track stays mostly at the same level throughout its running time, which threatens to become a little bland as it goes on. Still, this is a natural progression of the group’s sound, and if you’re looking for more diverse-sounding material, there’s plenty to be found on the album.

 Hooks 8
 Production 8
 Longevity 8
 Bias 8


6 thoughts on “Song Review: SixTONES – ST

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    • I don’t dislike the song itself, but it sounds like it was recorded in a tin can.

      For all the resources that Big Hit has, I just can’t understand why they’re so horrible with mixing and mastering. Play this between songs by other artists and it sounds like it was ripped from some fuzzy radio station at 96kbps.

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