After their rather uninspiring series of mini-albums, K-pop band DAY6 are back with their fifth EP The Book Of Us: Gravity. While the record marks a slight shift in style, the outcome is decidedly average.
The atmospheric opener For Me certainly eases you into the record – perhaps a little too tentatively, as the delicate vocals and squeaky clean production feel quite safe.
Thankfully, things pick up with the more pacey Time Of Our Life. Its erratic drum ’n’ bass beat and pop-punk guitar chords recall the same energy of the group’s earlier work, and is bound to get their fans jiving.
The funky Wanna Go Back is easily the most memorable track here. Its colourful chorus, “I’ll go back/Back then/I can’t help it/I’ll just miss you,” is interspersed with group “ohhs” to add to its infectiousness.
Closer Best Part is the second best track. While it has a bubbly synth-pop energy, lines like, “There is not a single moment that is meaningless to me/Not knowing when the end is/This moment is the best part”, show the group at their most poignant.
DAY6 continue to show promise, but as the name suggests, The Book Of Us: Gravity lacks real weight.