KAT-TUN launched their eleventh album this week and it’s their most constant work in years. Additionally, you’ll be able to stream the usual eleven-track model worldwide! Option to go, Johnny’s!
Fantasia promised to pay tribute to the group’s numerous eras and sounds, however the entire package deal feels fairly smooth and fashionable. It’s relentlessly upbeat, embracing sick dance pop sounds with only a little bit of their trademark rock thrown in. The album is promoted with two music movies, and of those two I choose the title monitor.
Fantasia (the music) does a pleasant job melding current-era-KAT-TUN’s maturity with a hooky funk sound that feels youthful and energetic. The primary time I heard it, components of the monitor jogged my memory of SHINee. The instrumental has nice punch, whether or not we’re speaking in regards to the rugged electronics of its verses of the explosive association of its refrain. The blokes ship a lithe efficiency, typically slipping into falsetto. And, Fantasia makes use of breakdowns fairly nicely, punctuating its refrain with a catchy hook that chops up the rhythm with out sacrificing momentum or vitality.
If nothing else, it’s gratifying to be a longtime fan and watch KAT-TUN proceed to launch stable materials. We’re arising on their seventeenth anniversary and, though the composition of the group has modified over time, the standard of their music has hardly ever flagged. Fantasia is a enjoyable addition to their singles run and deftly crystallizes the charms they’ve unveiled over time. Lengthy might their music reign – and whereas we’re feeling nostalgic I’d like to see them revisit the stellar sounds of their peak 2011-15 period.