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Song Review: Mark Tuan (GOT7) – Last Breath

Mark Tuan - Last BreathIn 2021’s steady stream of GOT7 solos, we’ve now arrived at Mark Tuan’s Last Breath. Mark opened his own studio and has been releasing a few singles this year. But, Last Breath could be considered his solo “debut” since it’s the first track to receive a music video that isn’t animated or tied up with a soundtrack. Performed entirely in English, the song sets its sights global.

With this in mind, Last Breath certainly adheres to popular trends. In fact, had it not come from a GOT7 member I’d probably have no reason to cover it on this blog. The instrumental melds alternative rock with a familiar trap beat, echoing artists like Post Malone and The Kid Laroi (among many others). The production paints a confessional atmosphere and Mark’s vocals are given just enough effects to lend Last Breath a drowsy, slurred appeal. His performance is at its best when it feels raw and authentic and its worst when he adopts affectations from those western influences.

When it comes down to it, Last Breath is absolutely fine. It’s a convincing effort, and positions Mark well within the international pop landscape. But, the song lacks a defining quality that might pull me back for more. Too much about it feels predictable, which dulls the overall effect. Mark has tons of charisma and I’m confident that he’ll find a compelling direction for his solo work. For now, this is a decent start that’s sure to appeal to his existing fan base.

 Hooks 8
 Production 7
 Longevity 8
 Bias 7
 RATING 7.5

8 thoughts on “Song Review: Mark Tuan (GOT7) – Last Breath

  1. Yeah this feels heavily influenced by western trends. There is nothing wrong with this, but you would never know he was a kpop artist before this in my opinion.

    Overall, I don’t mind this sound. It’s pleasing to the ear and melodic, but nothing stands out. It’s a song to play on a long drive. If he’s aiming for the trends, then hey he’s got them.

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  2. I love GOT7 but I’ve never really cared for Mark. I don’t know what it is but something about his rapping/vocals just sounds so unconvincing, but if I ignore that I guess I find the song just okay?

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  3. Beautiful, amazing, gorgeous. love the visuals and aesthetics of the mv. the song is v sad and made me cry but it’s a beautiful song 😌

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  4. I didn’t expect this from him tbh his voice really improved a lot and after listening to it i can feel it’s his style i know that he likes songs that sound like that he knows his colour and that’s good i hope for him a successful solo career:)

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