It’s no secret what an enormous fan of Golden Little one I’m. Their music frequently options in my high then picks of they 12 months and I’ve been championing their glorious discography since its debut. So, I’m undecided what it means after I say that Y’s If I Have been The Wind (바람이라면) does little for me. It actually has nothing to do with Y himself. He’s an unbelievable performer with a showstopping voice, and he’s one of many many causes the group has turn out to be such a standout.
When it comes all the way down to it, I suppose I’m simply fed up with the trope of “idol singer releases some drippy ballad previous to enlistment or disbandment.” That is made extra irritating by Woollim’s therapy of Golden Little one’s music profession, which they appear to have all however forgotten about. Sure, high quality is extra vital than amount (I’ll take one Reply over fifty Rata-Tat-Tats), however I’ve lived by means of the latter stage of Infinite and Lovelyz’s time with the company. Rare comebacks – made worse by the overall lack of take care of an artist’s legacy – appear to be the norm.
Hey, I’m getting off matter. As a ballad, If I Have been The Wind is serviceable and nice. I a lot choose Y’s Fantasia from a pair years in the past and would have liked to listen to him sort out one thing rockier like his cowl of Shawn Mendes’ In My Blood. He has such a singular voice and it’s a bit wasted on a by-the-numbers OST-sounding ballad like this. Even so, his presence might be sorely missed over the subsequent 12 months or two. Even with my qualms surrounding the character of this observe, I can really feel his sincerity within the efficiency and I hope he’ll be capable to make a triumphant return with the group in (gulp)… 2025.