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Song Review: Yugyeom (GOT7) – All Your Fault (ft. Gray)

Yugyeom - All Your Fault (ft. Gray)Yugyeom pre-released a track last week as his first work since signing with hip-hop label AOMG. Now, he’s taking full advantage of the agency’s roster and employing Gray as guest producer/artist on All Your Fault (네 잘못이야). I’ve been a longtime fan of Gray’s beats, as they often feel timeless in execution. And even if this song isn’t what I’d usually gravitate toward, the collaboration helps to establish Yugyeom’s newfound credentials.

To be honest, once this initial blitz of GOT7 solo debuts has concluded, I’ll probably pick and choose which comebacks to cover on this site. The members seem to be leaving idol life behind, along with many of the sounds that come with it. This is to be expected at this point in their career, and it’s gratifying to see them take charge of their own artistry. However, I’m not a huge fan of the styles most members are pursuing, so I’ll leave discussion to others.

As for All Your Fault, I think it’s absolutely fine. The track has an enjoyable, laidback groove. It’s not one of Gray’s more memorable productions, but it’s not trying too hard to be a big moment. The skittering percussion reminds me of late-90’s Timbaland, updated with modern touches. That sense of ease makes for a pleasant listen. Yugyeom’s vocals have an airy appeal, layered on the chorus to create a satisfying texture. Coupled with his skills as a dancer, I could see his solo career having real legs. This may not be a particularly momentous start, but All Your Fault‘s slinky, subdued nature goes down easy.

**On a related note, let me indulge my inner child for a moment. From first listen, all I could hear in the chorus was: “this is how you fart.” Anyone else? It’s super distracting…

 Hooks 7
 Production 7
 Longevity 8
 Bias 7
 RATING 7.25

3 thoughts on “Song Review: Yugyeom (GOT7) – All Your Fault (ft. Gray)

  1. “The members seem to be leaving idol life behind, along with many of the sounds that come with it.” This bit got me a little bit. While my enjoyment of their music dipped in later years GOT7 is the group I’ve always had a soft spot for as it was “A” that got me into Kpop and “If You Do” is one of my personal all time favourite songs. It’s good for them that they can do their own thing now but yeah… got me in the feels a bit. I was kind of hoping one of them would at least go down a similar route with the solo stuff Bambam’s song probably being the closest to it and Jackson has got some really strong solo songs as well but most of it just isn’t my thing. I’ll still be really interested to see what they put out as a group if they choose to do so later though.

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  2. “This is how you fart…”

    NOOO NICK WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT, I CAN’T UNHEAR IT NOW.

    Otherwise the song was pretty good! Chill, nice vocals, I’m into it. I was not, however, prepared for the music video. I wish there was a little bit of a warning… it got very dark, very quickly. Just waving that gun around the whole video… I thought he was going to seriously hurt himself (imagery wise, of course), and that made me uncomfortable in a bad way.

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