DAY6 – EVERY DAY6 OCTOBER
1. When You Love Someone *Title
2. I Need Someone
DAY6 unleashes their latest entry in their Every DAY6 project with 'Every DAY6 October.' Never mind the fact that it's still September (barely). Maybe they didn't want to wait until the Holiday Chuseok week.
"When You Love Someone" is the title track, and isn't to my liking at all. Not only is it kind of slow and meandering, it's a bit sing-songy for my tastes. They're kind of slaves to the melody as they sing along with the piano, notes rising and falling to the piano and never of their own accord. It was seriously bland and lost me within a few bars. The entire first verse was like this, and it took the chorus and pre-chorus to shake things up some.
"I Need Someone" is much more my speed. I like the insistent reflective piano line and the occasional guitar flourishes, and I like that the bold chorus came out of left field and took me completely by surprise. It reminds me a lot of some of the better power ballads I've heard -- and they do this well. And I love how the tune develops and really picks up some steam. There's enough variation to keep you interested through the whole thing.
So the title track is not all that. It's not wretched, just not my speed. Track 2 really shows what these boys are truly capable of. I think they should have promoted with this track and left "When You Love Someone" as a B-side. I think what annoyed me about it was that it felt too simple like they were phoning a performance in, rather than actually being into it. But "I Need Someone" is totally worth the price of admission.
Nice. They continue the story from the last MV, where "Bob" (okay, I know it's Sungjin, but still...) confesses to the girl he likes. What's funny is she just stands there and doesn't say a thing, and he gets a little awkward and just takes off, saying "get home safe." Jae just seems to have wandering eyes, still smitten by the waitress (who happens to be the same girl Sungjin likes).
I like these camaraderie MVs because it brings a warm feeling sometimes, how these boys relate to each other, tease each other, and it's all brought home with a sense of "I have your back," even when in competition for the same girl. I'll take this over 100 boys in a box video any day.
"Did he really say that about us?"
It seems pretty lame how she stood him up, though (that's what it seems like from the main story). I think that's what they're trying to say is "that's how love goes," but sometimes you just want to see a happy ending. Sometimes, you want to see how the guy gets with the girl. Maybe next MV.