[Review] Good Night – Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher is finally back. The group made their official debut at the start of the year with Chase Me, which automatically caught my attention (and the attention of many others) with their unique rock sound and horror concept. This comeback is the continuation of their previous comeback, which video ends with a “To Be Continued” message.

And such, the group delivers again with that rock sound that attracted me. However, they didn’t launch into the song as such. Instead, they used a lullaby as the introduction, which gave the song that extra edginess. Then they launch into the rock dominated instrumental. Like their debut track, the song feels like it came from the OST of Japanese anime, or a song sung by Japanese artists. There were times in the song that I thought the instrumental just wasn’t as intense. It’s getting better as I listen to it more, but there is a little air of underwhelming-ness that I can’t really shake off. However, the vocals and raps of this song made up for that. Their vocals are getting stronger, and they seem more suited for a rock style song this time around. But for me, what stole the show was the rap sequence. Damn, that was quite amazing. You don’t really expect such a deep voice from a person (like the rappers). It was unexpected, but it felt just right. Overall, the group essentially has done it again. There were parts that didn’t feel perfect, but this track still manages to continue on from their debut, which is probably the most important thing here.

This music video is more confusing. It seems like Dream Catcher used to be alive and had a book full of dark magic that could control them. However, they lost it, and it somehow fell into the hands of the guy from the first music video. It seems like he used the dark magic to kill them in their own world (i.e. through the mirror). But somehow, they came back to haunt him and remind him of his wrongdoings (the events in the first music video). It seemed to all be an attempt to reclaim the book and destroy it once and for all, which they did so in this video. That’s my recount of the events in the music video. It definitely makes the storyline more confusing. However, that horror concept still lives on in this video, and it makes it a great video to watch. I personally thought some things looked quite cool, like the forest set. It kind of gave a dark spin on the story of Red Riding Hood. Maybe they were Red Riding Hood and the man was the Big Bad Wolf? Who knows!

The dance this time is quite impressive. I mentioned that Chase Me‘s dance was underwhelming. This time, they manage to fix that and perform a routine that attracts your attention. Their introductory tutting routine with the lullaby started the performance on a high note. The rest of the performance followed on quite nicely. The way they got back into formation in the final seconds to end the song was quite amazing as well.

Song – 8.5/10
Music Video – 8/10
Performance – 9/10
Overall Rating – 8.5/10

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