Big Bang’s latest release “Blue” is really pleasant. Simple, tuneful, catchy and singable, it’s a pop ditty that is instantly comfortable and easy on the ears. It sounds like the more relaxed answer to 2ne1’s Lonely, and continues with the guitar driven pop-rock vibe that seems to be pervading the halls of YG Building nowadays.
That said, I think the greatest feature of the song is that it is sung by Big Bang’s 5 distinct voices in a way that brings out the color of each of the members. The song is a particularly good fit for Daesung and should be a good direction for him to explore as he develops his own solo work. Taeyang as always turns in a refreshingly nuanced vocal, shaded differently from his usual R&B groove, particularly on the bridge. GD and Top also turn in more mellow versions of their signature rapping styles. But at the end of the day, I think most people are going to come away from this humming Seungri’s part on the chorus for obvious reasons.
Guess they figured GD running in an MV is a good omen for a hit song (not that this was going to be anything else aside from a hit.) Having the singers just walking along with beautiful cinematography seems to be the latest thing from YG (Love Song, Lonely, Ugly) and this one looks like it has the same team behind it. It’s not a huge surprise but it is certainly pretty. But what is with Taeyang’s styling on this thing? Bandana? WTH? And those black and white skinnies have to gooooo…..