It has happened.
Okay so let’s get into this.
I like the song, but there is something about him (it’s him), that is bothering me. He doesn’t have it. Taemin needed to come a little hard vocally because this was damn near perfect. The ending starts adding a lot, but it doesn’t seem cluttered. Instead it feels like an almost heighted version of the beginning. A little more energy, and coming for a good end. It’s just…him. Taemin didn’t give drama when he should have given drama. But overall I could jam to this, but it is mostly on the power of the beat (and some of the choices made vocally)
The video is just…well…it wasn’t bad. It was cute really. The big thing for me is the choreography is eh. Like they should have just went full out Michael Jackson, instead of going yeah but not really. Taemin’s selling point that he is a dancer that got passable chops. The choreography should have been the focal point, but after watching it live, I was just so underwhelmed. There was that moment near the end where he just danced a little, and you could see the passion.
That passion didn’t translate into the song for me, and I was left with this okay, but very okay…song.
Anyway, here are some things to enjoy.
Ace highlight medley.
Some random birthday video
Also his site has been updated to include all of this info, plus other stuff like who is going to be on the album (Kai raps on a song written by Jonghyun, and Max Changmin wrote and did background vocals on Ace)
So there you go…
I have listened to two of the songs and I like them…but I wish someone else had sung them. However maybe that is just first time listen issues, and hopefully I will gain an appreciation for Taemin as a singer.