The Day by Day6
Meet Day6, a new Korean boy band. Although they’re under JYP Entertainment, a famous label, the six members really surprised some by producing, singing, and arranging this album themselves. From a catchy pop song about dancing under the moonlight to a soft rock song about what love is, you’ll be sure to enjoy every second.
“The Day” has six songs: “Freely Free,” a fun and upbeat tune; “Out Of My Mind,” a comforting melody about love; “Congratulations,” a track with a heavy chorus; “Habits,” another upbeat song with serious lyrics; “Like That Sun,” a serenade to a loved one; and “Colors,” a moody tune full of emotion. Though Day6 is actually a rock band, there are sprinkles of ballad, pop, R&B, and soul, making it youth-friendly and fun.
Unlike many American pop songs, the Korean lyrics actually have meaning. Even if you don’t understand the language, you can hear the emotion in the singers’ voices.
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In “Congratulations” they sing of finding out an ex-lover has already moved on. The lyrics “Congratulations, you’re so amazing/Congratulations, how could you be so fine?” are understood through the feelings in the music.
Day6 put a lot of effort into creating this album, and it is surprisingly well done for rookies in the Korean music industry. “The Day” seems like it was made by professionals. I predict that soon Day6 will be popular in Korea as well as worldwide.
Released in September, this album has sold over 7,000 copies and peaked at #2 on U.S. World charts and #6 on Korean charts. The single “Congratulations” has sold over 35,000 copies. Even if you’re not a fan of Korean music, Day6 passionately encompasses first love, break-ups, and shining true love, making “The Day” an album you must hear