written by: drowningn00b
Super-busy rock pretty boys CN Blue are back with their new EP “Ear Fun”, and doing promos left and right. There are member-specific teaser for the lead single “Hey You”, a packed-house concert with label-mates FT Island in Los Angles, and their current single, “Still in Love”.
Written by lead singer Jung Yong Hwa, “Still in Love” feels like the second part to his duet with “wife” Seohyun of Girls’ Generation fame from “We Got Married”, if they divorced. “Banmal Song” is a laid back love song with an acoustic guitar backbone and flourishes of other instruments to make you feel good and in love. Swap in an electric guitar, substitute hope for despair, and you have “Still in Love”.
CN Blue takes their trademark laid back style and throw in moments of tension in the chorus and more emotive singing from Yong Hwa and the guys for the drama of a break up. “Still in Love” falls short of being a tear-jerker, but I expected that from a SoCal-type, pop-rock band.
I wasn’t a fan of this song at first. I don’t like my rock songs too relaxed (sorry, Jack Johnson), but “Still in Love” has grown on me. I believe Yong Hwa’s delivery and lyrics and the instrumentation is still CN Blue while at the same time sounding fresh.
Let’s see if the rest of “Ear Fun” can deliver on this premise, though after listening to the teasers, I doubt it.
“I hope that isn’t the guitar solo.”