Since their debut this March, TAN have blitzed the Okay-pop market with three promoted singles. That’s fairly spectacular for a rookie group, and new monitor Stunning Lie provides another comeback to the listing. The standard of this music has diversified, however I’m glad the blokes have been in a position to hold their identify on the market. Even inside a comparatively sparse discipline of male debuts this 12 months, it may be difficult to face out. New single Stunning Lie doesn’t fairly match the success of March’s Du Du Du, but it surely’s an enchancment over their previous two tracks.
If something, Stunning Lie is a sufferer of its familiarity. Till we get to the rugged refrain, the tune is just repeating tropes we’ve heard dozens of occasions in current boy group tracks. The opening is very exhausting, kicking off with the sort of muted synths that make my eyes glaze over. This sound has been overused to the purpose of parody. The identical may very well be stated in regards to the second verse breakdown, which (as at all times) feels shoehorned in for no different goal than ticking an imaginary Okay-pop field.
However, then we get to the refrain. The beat features texture and drive and we’re lastly coping with a dance monitor that appears to have some chew. The melody isn’t very partaking, however I benefit from the propulsive vitality. This continues via Stunning Lie’s last forty-five seconds, which carry the tune out on a excessive. It’s a strong effort from the a gaggle nonetheless growing their sound, however slightly extra ambition may need pushed the monitor over the sting.