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NCT U – Without You May 10, 2018

Filed under: NCT — solarblade @ 5:45 am

withoutyou

Track Listing

  1. Without You
  2. Without You (Chinese Ver.)

1. Without You

You know, after “The 7th Sense”, I was expecting something similar in tone by being hip-hop, but I was happily surprised when in turn, we ended up with some pop/rock track with Without You.  I did recognize both Doyoung & Jaehyun here as they were involved in their debut, but a new member joined the ranks in Taeil and he suited the two together and they sound amazing together, especially with their chords they strike during the choruses.  It’s a really awesome song, not sure if I consider it more than their other leading track, but it’s definitely another knock out of the park.

2. Without You (Chinese Ver.)

Simply, it’s just the Chinese cut, but somehow this one has something interesting.  So I guess to promote this in China, they added an SM Rookie, Kun (who would later end up joining NCT) and he only has one singular solo in the song and to me he doesn’t quite live up to the trio already involved, but I suppose it’s just for promotion.

 

 

Only released a day ater “The 7th Sense”, Without You brought a totally different side to the group by giving us a pop/rock track instead of something hip-hop centric like the aforementioned track.  Like I said in the first single NCT U already got the rotation started by leaving out Taeyong, Mark, and Ten and added Taeil & Kun into the track.  Decent song overall and made me wonder what was next!

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NCT U – The 7th Sense

Filed under: NCT — solarblade @ 5:29 am

7thsense

Track Listing

  1. The 7th Sense

1. The 7th Sense

What an interesting song to debut with!  Starting off mysterious and somehow keeping it throughout the song, The 7th Sense brings back a certain hip-hop vibe that SM used to be close to in the past but went away up until EXO came in.  Anyways, the group seemed to have 2 rappers (Taeyong, Mark) and 3 singers (Ten, Doyoung, Jaehyun).  Though it does feel like the rappers had a bit more oomph for the song as their flow and rapping sticks out the most to me (Taeyong’s raspy low vibes and Mark’s quick flow and youthful sound).  Really, the song is just cool!

 

 

Being the debut for NCT (as a whole) and NCT U specifically, I feel like The 7th Sense showcased a really cool and chill vibe here.  Considering the members were all SM ROOKIES that were finally promoted, they came in strong and left their mark.  Though the odd thing is is that NCT U is a rotational unit which means each release contains different members…