Aimers debuted late final yr with Struggle Inside – a tune that appeared to win them many followers. I got here round to a few of its charms (particularly the SHINee-esque ones) by way of a number of listens, however the group hasn’t but satisfied me of their distinctive place in Ok-pop. Their all-important first comeback remains to be forward of us, however till then they’ve launched “particular single” Fireworks.
Rookies ought to make the most of sluggish months to get their names and faces in entrance of followers longing for any new music. Whereas Fireworks could get buried beneath the burden of bigger-name acts releasing on the identical day, it ought to at the very least take pleasure in loads of area on music reveals throughout this dry January. Sadly, the tune doesn’t stick out in the best way I want it could. It’s a serviceable mid-tempo with an EDM edge, however all the pieces about it feels generic. The melodies are largely forgettable and the fixed construct and drop of the instrumental is muddier than it might be. The tune reaches for anthemic, however typically feels dirge-like.
I believe this all comes all the way down to the manufacturing. There’s a good tune buried inside Fireworks, and with some polish it may actually shine. But, the instrumental is so leaden that each one of its components mix collectively in a single muddy grey colour. This contains the vocals, that are given a mushy association that doesn’t do the person voices any favors. If we charge Fireworks towards the terminally-bland Ok-pop sub-genre of “fan tune,” it’s nice sufficient. Nonetheless, I hope Aimers can discover their very own colour on their subsequent single.