[Review] Going Going – Jang Wooyoung (2PM)

Jang Wooyoung will be back with a brand new solo mini-album in South Korea next week. Despite this, Wooyoung has dropped a pre-release titled as Going Going for the fans on Monday, which is why we are here today. Wooyoung has been active in South Korea for the past few years after 2PM went on a hiatus to allow the members to individually enlist in the military. I just haven’t got around to review any of his solo works since Sexy Lady in 2012.

Anyone called for a throwback to the 90s? Going Going is a track that is overloaded with all the same elements (e.g. disc scratching) and vibes as some of the popular music from the 90s. And in reference to my earlier review today, I still think this track could have been a great title track for the Summer months, due to its vibrant sound. But this is just a pre-release, so I guess we have to let that slide. The drums in this song is definitely a successful attempt at trying to get the song to stick in my mind. That bridge with the consecutive drums was definitely a highlight. His English lyrics did catch me off guard when I first listened to it, making me doing a double take back to check the lyrics to be sure I heard correctly. And while I did like the vibrancy of the music, I wasn’t sure about the chorus. It just felt a little plain, in comparison to some of the other parts of the song. I feel like the verses had a lot more colour when compared to the chorus. Great song, though.

Following that vibrancy, the video is clearly shot to make it fit that Summer season. I just don’t know why the video was hit with a dark or pale filter, which really felt unnecessary in my point of view. Some of the shots didn’t seem to have the filters, which was pleasing to watch. Besides that, I don’t think there was much else to the video to comment on.

Song – 7/10
Music Video – 6/10
Overall Rating – 6.6/10

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