Before trying the weekend international song reviews and some album reviews, there are other song reviews. This is for ATEEZ’s latest title track release (released today), Guerrilla, the title track for the group’s ninth mini album, The World EP.1: Movement. This is the group’s first Korean release since the re-release of The Real at the end of last year and their 8th mini album, ZERO: FEVER EPILOGUE.
If you need to pick one word to describe something like guerrilla, it’s got to be aggressive. And this aggression was there from the start. The new song unlocks the synthesizer and very crisp bass before getting into Hong Jun’s rap. Your signature hip-hop influence is in this opening poem. There is also a short screamo flavor. In the pre-chorus, the crunchy element is lost and the guerrillas enter a more melodic realm. It’s short-lived, but because Jung-ho boosts the energy of the song with his soaring vocals (I’ll get back to Jung-ho’s vocals soon). The chorus returns to the realm of aggressive synths and is delivered with screaming vocals that feel just right for the dirty effect the group is looking for. I want the hooks here to be stronger to give this piece some much needed attention and vitality. To me, the chorus seems to be the weakest part of the guerrilla. Then the song is included in the post chorus. It’s a sequence that combines a very punk and strong techno synth with dirty headbanging keys. All of them are still very aggressive, but twist the guerrillas in unexpected ways. Jungho really shines and here his soaring notes are surprisingly clean and accurate. This shows his skills and abilities. Rap Mingi returns to his hip-hop roots, disarming the guerrillas to shine a light on the vocalist and repeat the chorus. Bridge has a very strong rock effect before the final chorus changes the dynamic feel against the backdrop of Screamo’s vocals. It’s no exaggeration to say that my explanation at the beginning is a pretty good representation of the guerrillas at the end of the song. Also, from what I’ve described and heard from the guerrillas, given a lot of things going on, it seems to be an aggressive voice mismatch. Interestingly, however, the guerrillas are very compact and comfortable. 2022
ATEEZ is leading the rebellion in this video and setting up loudspeakers throughout the city to get the message across. This video is set in a world where emotions and expressions are forcibly suppressed, as shown in the trailer. Guerrilla lyrics express the world as a feeling of numbness. ATEEZ will blow up the world with their message to increase aggression, be more emotional and expressive in their songs to fight this restriction. After all, one of the children who had been brainwashed into controlling his emotions seemed to have escaped the reach of the brainwashing facility. The video ends there, and we’re sure that we’ll see more of the kid and Prestige Academy in future videos. Other than that, it looks like a movie, so I really like the sophisticated and sophisticated nature of the video. The featured image in this post is my favorite image throughout this video.
Aggressive is also used to describe the choreography of this comeback. I looked at it in awe, and I found it very interesting to look at. The movement is agile, energetic and powerful, while the group is also focused on playing the track. In particular, in honor of Jung-ho, who succeeded in this show without delay, his treble is always calm.