The album consists of 10 songs – both new compositions and new versions of older ones. If seen in line with their previous albums that were modern reinterpretations of ancient myth, ‘Eris’ in the title of this repackage can be attributed to the Greek goddess of chaos and discord. Relating to it, the album starts off with ‘Intro: Revolutions’, a call for change from the norm.
The title track ‘Changer’ is an upbeat song with a catchy rhythm and synth sounds blending with the members’ voices to create a warm and fun atmosphere.
The accompanying music video is sprinkled with pictures of encouraging messages written to the group by fans (Choice) through tweets and hashtags like ‘You deserve the world’. When seen in context with the lyrics – “I’ll run to you when you’re having a hard time” – it seems like A.C.E is giving back the love and encouragement in those tweets to the fans through ‘Changer’.
The third track ‘Black and Blue’ is an OT5 version of what was originally a duet by Jun & WOW in their 1st repackaged album ‘A.C.E Adventures in Wonderland’ and combines elements of electronic, dance, and hip hop with smooth R&B to evoke feelings of strong passion and desperation directed towards a loved person.
Track #4 is the Korean version of ‘Down’, whose original track was released in April 2021 as a collaboration with American musician duo Grey.
Following this is ‘Talk You Down’, a soft, melodious song dedicated to the fans, its Korean title being ‘One thing I want to tell you’. ‘Prequel: Jindo Arirang’ is the 6th track on ‘Changer: Dear Eris’, a KPop reinterpretation of the folk musical Arirang with traditional music that progresses to embrace modern musical elements.
|INTRO : Revolutions||MAD FRESH (ZBS)||MAD FRESH (ZBS)||MAD FRESH (ZBS)|
|Changer (Title)||비오(B.O.), |
|Noise_bo2, KZ, |
|Black and Blue (Complete ver.)||지예원 (Joombas)||Hyuk Shin, MooF , |
Ashley Alisha -(153/Joombas)
|Down (Kor ver.)||황유빈||Grey, Cara Salimando, |
Imad Royal, MAD FRESH , YOUNG J -(ZBS)
|Grey, MAD FRESH, YOUNG J -(ZBS)|
|해주고 싶은 한마디 |
(Talk you down)
|KZ, 김태영, HOFF||KZ, 김태영, HOFF||KZ, 김태영|
|진도 아리랑 (Prequel)||MAD FRESH, YOUNG J -(ZBS)||MAD FRESH, |
YOUNG J -(ZBS)
|MAD FRESH, YOUNG J -(ZBS)|
|선인장 (CACTUS) (Eng ver.)||NASSUN||EJ SHOW, BIGTONE||EJ SHOW|
|선인장 (CACTUS) (Remix ver.)||NASSUN||EJ SHOW, BIGTONE||EJ SHOW|
|Remember Us||MAD FRESH (ZBS), 홍진욱, WOW||MAD FRESH (ZBS), |
|MAD FRESH (ZBS)|
|Remember Us Inst. |
(Secret Voice Letter) (CD Only)
|MAD FRESH (ZBS), 홍진욱, WOW||MAD FRESH (ZBS), |
|MAD FRESH (ZBS)|
The next 2 songs are an English version and a remix of A.C.E’s debut song ‘Cactus’.
These are followed by ‘Remember Us’, another message to Choice, co-written by member WOW. The song brings sentimental value to the album as members Donghun and WOW are set to enlist into their mandatory military service later this month, and the group will not be able to produce music as a whole for some time.
The final song ‘Remember Us Inst. (Secret Voice Letter)’ is a secret, CD-only track with no digital release.
A.C.E brings in a variety of genres and themes into this album, showing their skills and versatility, all while still retaining their signature A.C.E.ness.