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Posted by Lorr-Ye Wednesday, February 23, 2022

[ALBUM & MV REVIEW] Moon Byul - '6equence'

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[This review reflects the opinions of the author and not necessarily those of allkpop.]

Track List:

1. Intro : SYNOPSIS

2. G999 (Feat. Mirani)

3. Shutdown (Feat. Seori)

4. LUNATIC

5. For Me

6. ddu ddu ddu

7. LUNATIC (English Ver.)

Moon Byul returns with 6equence, the MAMAMOO member's newest solo release. This seven-song release includes several notable features and an English version of Moon Byul's title, "LUNATIC." Her title boasts a strong melody and an even more enticing chorus with an intriguing song progression. Her varied verses and bridges really compliment the strength of the chorus. "LUNATIC" is one of the idol's best pieces of work to date.

That being said, 6equence starts off on a much more mellow note. "Intro : SYNOPSIS" is an R&B ballad of sorts that sets the mood for her album in a sort of subtle and demure way. However, the tracklist takes a jarring turn from this point on as she moves into the 90s' reminiscent "G999" with the help of female rapper Mirani. The two have complementary energy in their vocals that makes this song enjoyable, but not quite what I expected after the seriousness of the Intro.  

Mirani isn't the only one to make a guest appearance on Moon Byul's album. Singer, Seori lends her vocals as well on "Shutdown" for a chillingly satisfying performance. The air of mysteriousness that this song evokes is amazing. "Shutdown" is the song that I thought I was getting after the intro.

"For Me" and "ddu ddu ddu" round out the original songs on this album release. "For Me" is an emotional ballad with a simple guitar melody that highlights Moon Byul's range as an idol. This relaxed feel is mellow and enjoyable, but has me wondering why "G999" was so starkly different from the rest of the release. Even the last song, "ddu ddu ddu" is mid-tempo and minimalist in delivery. 

While the album had wonderful releases, the tracklist was a bit out of place. Overall, I felt that Moon Byul showcased her best self on this release, and I'm looking forward to her next comeback already.

 MV REVIEW

Spunky, playful and addicting are three words that perfectly describe Moon Byul's MV for "Lunatic." Depicting herself as a locked-up 'lunatic,' she stages her big escape throughout the video. Triumphantly dancing by the end, Moon Byul proves she is one of the most versatile idols in the industry. Filled with dynamic sets, Moon Byul's signature tomboy-inspired ensembles, and in-your-face choreography, this MV is a must-watch for its overall plot and performance value.

MV SCORE:

MV Relevance…..10

MV Production…..10

MV Concept……..9

MV Score: 9.67

ALBUM SCORE:

Album Production…...8

Album Concept……...8

Tracklisting…………...7

Album Score: 7.67

Overall: 8.67

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clsmm126 pts Wednesday, February 23, 2022 0
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

The track list is not out of place, its a story of a relationship from start to end that she has explained many times and that would be an important part of reviewing this album. It starts with the synopsis of the story, which is her looking back on the relationship. G999 is the exciting feelings at the start of the relationship, Shutdown is the sensuality of being in love, Lunatic is when you start going crazy when the relationship goes wrong, For Me is having regrets right after breaking up, and ddu ddu ddu is about missing them after the fact. The concept is extremely well thought out and cinematic.

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ed-zheimer2,154 pts Thursday, February 24, 2022 0
Thursday, February 24, 2022
MV Score: 9.67 what a great score!
Moonbuyl didn't mess with us with this comeback

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