[Review] After Party – SPECTRUM

The last few days I have so busy but managed to find time to write one review per day. Monday saw the release of three songs. I have already reviewed the releases from NU’EST and The Boyz. Today, I will be reviewing the third song, which is After Party by Spectrum. This is Spectrum’s first comeback for 2019 and is it also their first comeback since What Do I Do?, which was released back in November 2018.

After Party doesn’t really envoke the desire to continue partying after the main event. Rather, it feels like a song is more light than party-theme and is more about having a good time at that very moment. And actually, the lyrics reflect that. The song takes on the tropical island style of music, so it doesn’t offer anything new. And that is the case for most of the song. I found the vocals to be fitting for the track but not really mind-blowing. I did like the autotune and the rapping, which gave the song some texture. There is a fun element embedded in the song which you can’t help denying and I think the song comes together well to really bring that out and make it somewhat appealing. At least, it wasn’t just plain. The chorus was nice, with the post-chorus hook (the ‘Say La La La‘) being quite catchy. Though I did expect something with a little more hype and energy based on the title, After Party was a relatively chill song that I wouldn’t mind play once in a while.

The video seems to match the lightness and fun side of the song. There are no parties in this video, with the members mainly just having fun and hanging out. And since the video was just that, I don’t really have much to talk about. Because of that, it is one of those videos that you watch once and don’t really have the desire to rewatch it as it is fairly straight forward. Compared to other videos, this one does fall short. But it was rather fitting.

Like the video, the performance went in a fun direction. There really isn’t much else you can do. There really aren’t complex moves as the song doesn’t allow them to fit in. Hence, the dance was rather simple and was quite playful. My favourite part has to be the post-chorus section, which incorporated that Fortnite dance.

Song – 7/10
Music Video – 6.5/10
Performance – 7.5/10
Overall Rating – 7/10

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