Boy Group DRIPPIN consisting of members Cha Jun-ho, Hwang Yun-seong, Kim Dong-Yun, Lee Hyeop, Joo Chang-uk, Alex, and Kim Min-Seo, who debuted with their first mini-album ”[Boyager]” in the second half of 2020, have released their second mini-album ”[A BETTER TOMORROW]” on 16 March 2021.
The group has shown a very unique worldview through their debut album and their second mini-album, “[A Better Tomorrow],” continues to carry their passion and ideology by showcasing their own music for a better tomorrow.
This album interprets the feeling of “will” in the eyes of DRIPPIN. The album consists of a total of six songs, telling us an energetic youth story portrayed by the group themselves. It begins with the intro song “[A BETTER TOMORROW‘]” that unravels the tension and beauty of dreaming of a better tomorrow under a classic sound.
“YOUNG BLOOD” is the title track about the youth of seven boys running toward their dreams. It is also a house-based dance song that combines a refreshing synth base with a dreamy flux and pad synth. As you can feel in the lyrics “Spring is around the corner, I dream and open my eyes under the warm sun“, they sing about hope and a strong will to run towards their dreams for a better tomorrow just like a fresh sprout in the warm spring sunshine with a will to bloom.
The third track in this album “REACH OUT” is a song that wails a silent desire of longing. It is a song that melts in your ear, making you experience every inch of ‘drippin’ sweetness it carries.
“WITHOUT U” is the fourth track and is a song in the R&B pop genre that exerts a refreshing and cheerful atmosphere, with piano and synthesizer-based catch melodies.
“FIREFLY” is the fifth song on the tracklist, it is a medium-tempo pop ballad song that lyrically unravels a small but big message out to the world. They sing about someone who reaches out to others with a warm heart in difficult situations, comparing them to a firefly that lights up a dark forest at dawn. The harmony of an acoustic piano, guitar, and the group’s soft vocals, stands out.
The final song on “[A BETTER TOMORROW]”, the future pop genre “FATE” featuring bright and refreshing sound, is a song that contains a message of preciousness and support for you, me, and us, as all our moments are fate, not coincidence. The song makes us want to think more about the meaning of simple things and the fact that everything happens for a reason.
Sticking to a classic and elegant concept, the music video highlights the group’s unique fresh and youthful spirit. Overall, this comeback was relaxing and upbeat at the same time which makes it easier for the audience to listen to.
Check out their music video for “Young Blood“:
|1.||A BETTER TOMORROW||Composed: pdly (MonoTree) |
Arranged: pdly (MonoTree)
|2.||YOUNG BLOOD||Lyrics: Inner Child, Kim Hae-ron (MonoTree) |
Composed: pdly, Inner Child, Kim Hae-ron (MonoTree)
Arranged: pdly (MonoTree)
|3.||REACH OUT||Lyrics: KZ |
Composed: SPACE ONE, Moon Kim
Arranged: SPACE ONE
|4.||WITHOUT U||Lyrics: Glenn(PRISMFILTER), |
Arranged: Bir$day (PRISMFILTER), Niera (PRISMFILTER)
|5.||FIREFLY||Lyrics: Lim Soo-ho, Limgo |
Composed: Lim Soo- ho, N!ko
|6.||FATE||Lyrics: Junzo, Paper Planet |
Composed: Junzo, Paper Planet
Arranged: Junzo, Paper Planet
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