[Album Review] Daehyun x Jongup (B.A.P) – ‘Party Baby’
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[Album Review] Daehyun x Jongup (B.A.P) – ‘Party Baby’

DAEHYUN x JONGUP (B.A.P) – PARTY BABY

1. Shadow (Feat. Zelo) (Album Ver.)

In commemoration of their 2017 World Tour, B.A.P is releasing a collaboration between members Daehyun and Jongup, part of a special album project. The single contains two tracks: Daehyun’s solo track “Shadow,” and “Try MyLuck” sung by Jongup.

“Shadow” owes a ton to modern R&B acts like Justin Timberlake or Drake. The beat template matches those two artists tremendously but it ends up sounding epic rather than generic. The falsetto is natural and organic, and actually one of the best parts of the song, though Zelo does an awesome rap here. There’s a great hook in “Help me now… baby.” Definitely singable and danceable and a nice touch to add “baby” to the chorus.

“Try My Luck” is  Jongup’s tune, and while it has some R&B elements, it more is its own beast, and drenched in synth effects, a not-so-subtle nod to techno and EDM. Jongup wraps his vocals around the sinewy synths, and there’s a powerful chorus to this. The raps are a nice touch, and it’s even better that he does them rather than bringing in a guest star. I think I like this one better than Daehyun’s track.

Overall this is a pretty solid pair of songs and should be worthy additions to B.A.P fans playlists. Hopefully, the other B.A.P members release their own similar type of material as well.

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