[Review] Fantasy – JBJ

Another group has emerged from Produce 101 Season 2. JBJ (Just Be Joyful) is another project group consisting of trainees (and artists) from different companies, who did not make it into Wanna One. JBJ came about due to fan requests and the group is made up of Noh Tae Hyun, Takada Kenta, Kim Sang Gyun, Kim Yong Guk, Kwon Hyun Bin and Kim Dong Han.

JBJ debuted with Fantasy during the week and the song is actually quite good. The track is another dance track but it has a slower tempo, compared to other dance tracks. But in a way, the slowness allows the thumps in the instrumental to actually sound quite strong and feel more intense. It does get a little more upbeat once the raps come into play and it remains like that for the rest of the track. There is also an air of seriousness when you listen to it, which makes it quite intriguing. The vocal and raps that feature in this song are also a strong effort from the members. Taehyun’s pre-chorus section was by far the most dynamic part of the song and personally shined the brightest in the entire song. The song does lack a more prominent and strong hook. But overall what we get in the song is decent enough for me to say it is a good song.

The music video was confusing but that makes it intriguing to try to understand the storyline. There was a bland element that stayed throughout the video and did stay within your mind when you watch the video. The editing of the video made everything more visually appealing. The way they filmed the choreography scenes with its zoomed in motion and somewhat shakiness made it feel more natural and suited the song quite nicely.

The choreography was really nice. They seemed to display a more sensual side to their performance, which made it look quite good. The blank and serious facial expressions just seem to make everything seem more intense.

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

 

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