Today is the 6th day of the month, which means another release from DAY6. After writing 6 reviews for their monthly releases thus far, I am running out of ideas on how to start off these reviews. I already poorly start off each review and I am concerned for the following months. Maybe I shall start experimenting with these introductions. Dancing bear gifs? Sounds like an idea.
Moving back to the song, Hi Hello has a distinctively different sound compared to their past releases. While most of their releases have been heavy with the band sound (either from the get-go or there is a buildup of some sort), this song remains very slow-paced and consistent throughout. The band sound is present, of course. But it is a lot softer and lighter. Soothing, calming are just some of the words that came to my mind when I first heard the song. Their vocals too can be described as above, but it can also be said that they are quite dreamy like. The slower pace actually allows their vocals to shine and this could probably be their best yet. Just listening to the “La la la” featured in the song is evidence of that. I like how airy and drawn out the chorus was. It gives the song a more interesting sound. Overall, the song isn’t my cup of tea. But after a few listens, I can still appreciate its quality and sound.
The music video is an alternate reality of how DAY6 got together. In this version, there was no JYP Entertainment. Just a really long road. Sungjin drives a ute (or pick-up truck) along the road, with Dowoon lying in the back (but we don’t really notice Dowoon until later on). Jae is walking on the road and notices the ute driving by. He successful hitches a ride. The way Jae throws the guitar at the back is a little bit concerning and did he hit Dowoon with the bag if Dowoon was lying in the back? We will probably never know. They drive past Wonpil, who joins them in the car. The offer a ride to Young K, who refuses. However, the ute ends up breaking down and Young K helps them repair the engine. Though initially, he doesn’t join them after the car is fixed, he is seen running after them. He joins them for the rest of the ride and hence, DAY6 is now formed. It is honestly a nice video, which matches the lyrics of the song. The video was edited to fit the tempo of the song, which gave it a more deeper feel. The scenery and background of the video looked pretty nice, for something that is pretty ordinary.
Song – 8/10
Music Video – 10/10
Overall Rating – 9/10