Album Release Date: July 5, 2021
- BEAM BEAM
- Is this bad b****** number
Total Runtime: 00:14:04
Recommended for: Loyal Soyeon fans and devoted Neverlands. Also, those who like variety in an album rather than just flow.
NOT recommended for: Those who want a cohesive album with songs transitioning smoothly from one to the next. Also, for those who just want to relax to soothing music.
Jeon Soyeon is back as a soloist with the release of her album: WINDY. While the album is more heavily slanted towards her Windy persona, it still holds a few moments where she shows other sides of herself.
01: BEAM BEAM
For a more in-depth analysis, you can visit the song and music video review here.
On the album though, the song has a crisper sound. All of the loud colours from the music video were left out to make room for the song itself. It sounds fresher and cleaner.
There are very few songs that can pull out all of the emotions and leave the listener in awe. This is one of those songs. It’s elegant, yet understated. The heroine in the song describes her moods and their swings by comparing them to the ever-changing weather.
An obligatory break-up song that doesn’t pack much of a punch. It seems the heroine in the song is at a loss for words on how to articulate their feelings, or lack thereof. And it shows.
The music starts off with an eerie vibe and when Soyeon’s voice kicks in, it encourages that feeling. The lyrics aren’t entirely cohesive, but that’s okay, considering the title. The track is edgy, fun, and slightly strange.
05: Is this bad b****** number
The obligatory “scary unnie” number. The song had so much potential, but it just became wasted space on the album. Soyeon didn’t have enough written for this song so she invited two more people. They didn’t deliver. The words are cringy. The only thing that might be worthy of repeating is the chorus. There is no flow. Just attempts at freestyle which should have been scrapped and rewritten.
WINDY is a mixed bag. If you love Soyeon unconditionally, then you might get the happy meal that you were craving for so long. If you don’t, you might get the wrong order altogether.
- Soyeon took part in every aspect of the album. She took a role in the writing, the music, and the packaging.
- In a rare occasion, she shows off her vocal ability in some of the tracks.
- The album doesn't flow at all. There's no transition from one track to the next.
- The marketing has nothing to do with the rest of the tracks. It starts off with a summer burger and ends with an angry Soyeon.