Release Date: March 28, 2018 (Lose It) and April 25, 2018 (Can I Stay)
Total Runtime: 03:10 and 03:39
Recommended For: Super Junior D&E fans and casual listeners
Not Recommended For: Non-fans, people who are looking for new and fresh styles
Super Junior D&E have once again returned with two new Japanese songs, for the months of March and April respectively. “Lose It” is funky and thrilling, whereas “Can I Stay” is a rather slow pop ballad.
“Lose It” is extremely fun and enjoyable, and is also typical Super Junior D&E style. The tempo of the song is a roller coaster ride, where the beat often goes up and down, leaving one feeling exhilarated and eager to listen on.
Super Junior D&E easily shift between high and low notes, showcasing great harmonization and the song’s catchy hooks. The track has a musical vibe, and helps to uplift one’s mood while they enjoy grooving along.
The music video for this song shows toy models of Donghae and Eunhyuk helping out a lady who is going about her day. It’s super adorable seeing these miniature versions of the boys, and they had great team work while assisting this lady with her day!
Can I Stay…
In contrast to “Lose It”, “Can I Stay” is a slow pop ballad that aims to captivate the listeners with D&E’s soft and soothing vocals. Eunhyuk starts off the song with a strong and steady rap, before Donghae takes over smoothly.
In my opinion, Eunhyuk’s voice is very distinct on this song, especially as he takes up most of the chorus, with being more supporting Donghae as the background vocals. There are about three rap parts for Eunhyuk as well as various singing parts, and it can sound like too much or a bit messy at times. However, I do feel that Eunhyuk did a good job while transitioning between singing and rapping.
This song seems to be dedicated to fans, specifically Super Junior D&E fans, as the lyrics speak about the gratitude and love for the ones who have been there for them through thick and thin.
“To the end, to the end of my life – I swear, from now I’ll stay with you” & “It’s a sign that we’re connected by an invisible thread” are examples of the lyrics that show deep sincerity towards the fans.
That’s it for this review! I feel there is a pattern relating to what D&E are going for, which is to release a fast tempo track first and a slow ballad next, but it could change as we anticipate the upcoming single for May. Make sure to check out my reviews for the months of January and February, as well as November and December!