MYTEEN is a newer boy band that debuted in 2017. They haven’t really hit it big yet, but their music has a lot of potential and the guys were also featured on the show, Mix Nine. It’s unfortunate they are slow to release though despite being a newer group. MYTEEN GO! is the first mini-album released by the group. “Amazing” was used as the promotional track.
Released: July 26, 2017
1. Amazing (어마어마하게)
2. Hyper (붕 떠)
3. You-reka (이 동네 왜 이래)
4. Take It Out (꺼내가)
5. Mr. Misery
7. Day By Day (짜장면)
Surprisingly, the mini opens with the promo track, but it’s a great way to start things off. Amazing is a superbly catchy pop tune. It’s pretty generic and sounds like an off shot of something from Seventeen or another group that releases bright and poppy numbers, but it’s still a solid pop tune. The greatest part is the underlying funk bass, which helps give the music a bit of edge. Amazing really delivers in its sparkly chorus though as the energy is brought up and the catchy hook really works nicely and doesn’t overdo things.
Hyper slows things down to bring something more midtempo, but there is still some energy in the musical delivery. The clap beat and gentle synths help to bring a breezier feel. It sounds as though it is taking some elements from tropical house, but instead of focusing on a drop to do the work, the song still keeps its melodic tendencies in the chorus. It’s not the catchiest song, but it’s a surprisingly sweet tune.
Bringing the energy back up, we get You-reka. The verses aren’t particularly interesting, but the chorus is quite nice. I do wish the chorus had a bit more punch to it in terms of arrangement, but the melody is still quite light and easy to take in. The switches into the raps bring some odd transitions, but they are short and don’t detract too much. It’s another solid B-side and helps keep the cohesion.
Not quite sure what to think of Take It Out. It brings something that drags on a bit and while it has some great ideas, I feel like it would’ve benefited from having a little more energy. I do like its slower R&B and soul vibes and there are some great parts in the melody, but it just doesn’t have to power to really make enough influence.
I think I like Mr. Misery more. It doesn’t quite have the same power as the first few songs, but there are some wicked parts to it. The music has more punch and that bass really brings a darker edge to it that I wasn’t expecting. The chorus is pretty catchy, but it doesn’t quite have the same punch to it because its delivered in falsetto. I feel like if it was delivered in chest or mixed, it would’ve been more exciting.
I was expecting a ballad by this point, but 19.20 keeps up the energy. This time we are given a pretty emotionally charged EDM-influenced pop tune. I was expecting the chorus is feature a drop into an instrumental, but instead we get another melodic tune with a melody that slithers around the high flashing synths and heavy beat. It’s a pretty cool track and keeps up the quality.
I think the slowest song comes in the form of Day By Day, which goes the light acoustic route. But even then, it is more midtempo than an actual ballad. I like how it has an almost Mediterranean influence to it in the verses and its unfortunate it lets that go in the chorus. This is probably my least favourite song on the mini as it just sort of lulls along. It has some great points like the rap, but I feel the other songs stand out more.
Overall: This was a pleasant mini. I wasn’t really expecting much going into it, but I ended up enjoying quite a few songs. All the songs are pretty generic, but it’s understandable as a debut mini and many of the songs were still of good quality. I do hope they continue to release such solid releases.