Dream your dream is the fourth mini-album released by Cosmic Girls. Dreams Come True was used as the promotional song.
Released: February 27, 2018
1. Dreams Come True (꿈꾸는 마음으로)
2. The Nutcracker (호두까기 인형)
3. Renaissance (르네상스)
4. Starry Moment (설레는 밤)
5. Thawing (겨울잠)
6. Dreams Come True (Chinese ver.)
Finally! Although the girls released something of a similar caliber on their first album with Miracle, the title track was a departure from the sound that the girls had become known for. Dreams Come True is a true return to that Secret style and I’m totally happy. It starts off beautifully with its soaring synths and powerful beat. The verses are so frantic that they keep the energy up and while the transition into the chorus isn’t quite obvious, the chorus itself has a great wormy catchiness that just takes a bit of time to seep into. Once I was hooked, I was hooked and this is easily one of my favourites from the group. The Chinese ver. that ends the mini retains its excellence even if the pronunciation isn’t quite there.
The Nutcracker is definitely more of the straightforward pop sound. It has a lot of energy to it, but there are some really fun slower moments that help to create balance. Unfortunately, this song doesn’t quite have that stand out moment for me. The melody just keeps up this frantic bouncing that just doesn’t quite let up in the chorus and unlike the last song that brings in different hooks, this one just hands us a pretty empty sounding tune. A bit disappointing.
I do prefer Renaissance though. There is a classy elegance to its delivery that is reminiscent of the group’s strongest songs. It doesn’t quite bring the wistfulness, but it does has a more focused sound than the last song. While I do prefer the verses, the chorus has a great punch to it that is helped by that steady beat. The melody is pretty solid, even if it isn’t the most catchy, it at least works well with the music.
With a title like Starry Moment, I was expecting something dreamy, but here we are given some throwback to 90’s R&B. I do quite like this change up in style and there are some elements thrown in that do keep that “starry” quality to things, specifically the synths. The chorus is a bit more pop in its sound, but it still works out surprisingly well and the transition isn’t too jarring. It’s a decent album track, although I wish the melody was stronger.
Thawing is a cuter tune, but I find it to be the weakest on the mini. The melody is just really weak and it feels a bit all over the place. The music isn’t too bad and continues the sparkly elements of the other songs, but it just doesn’t quite have a strong melody to take it to the next level. It’s definitely something I will forget later on.
Overall: This mini was pretty solid, but it did get carried heavily by the promo track. I was hoping that since the promo track was so strong, the other songs would retain that wistful power. Unfortunately, I only connected a lot to one other song. The others weren’t horrible, but were just a bit average. Not a bad mini though.