Unlike Jaejoong‘s previous prerelease single, “Sunny Day,” I instantly loved “Butterfly.” It has a great cohesion to it that doesn’t go through a lot of awkward up and downs. Yeah, it not anything brilliantly new, but what it does have is a sense of confidence in what it does have. It’s “basic” executed really well. Sometimes the difference between a good song and a bad one (besides not hearing it enough) is execution: is it instantly pleasing? If so, then you have not just a good song, but a “smart song.” “Smart songs” are not a reflection of the song writing, but of the intuition a company/artist has of its audience. “Butterfly” is a smart song. It will do Jaejoong well because his infinite fanbase will support him, and the people into pop-rock will take notice of him.
And that’s enough about that, here’s the amazing “Butterfly”:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Z8gGDfrR4ig]
“Sunny Day” will never be my thing, but I did grow to like it somewhat after several listens. I got bored (and frankly, annoyed) when I first heard “Sunny Day” because it was everything I hated about Jaejoong’s ballads…which is basically anything melodramatic and/or sappy with excessive orchestra. I admit that “Sunny Day” isn’t quite like that, and it does actually have moments of brilliance, (like the gorgeous melodic line right at the beginning of the chorus) but the rest is just screaming histrionics.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPeg7VPfbSg]
Then again, if “Sunny Day” is your thing, don’t let me sway you. What are your thoughts on the prerelease tracks? If anything I have gone from disinterested to intrigued with WWW. (Like really Jaejoong? Did you have to name your album with random letters again?)
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