01. Sunset
This song is basically an intro to the next song. But, it does really bring up the tension to the next song coming up. The secretive of it.

02. Tarantallegra (ft. Flowsik of Aziatix)
I kind of like the opening of the song. It gives the impression that something happening is coming. “What music would you listen to” has been repeated many times in the whole song, but it does help to bring up the tension of the song and with “come on” on and off some parts of the song as well. Even when the song is in the chorus ver, Flowsik’s voice to match into the background music could also be heard. This song is a simple song with a lot of repreatative notes and lyrics. The part when Junsu “sing-rap” before the rap of Flowsik is a good flow into the rap part itself. From the simplicity and the arrangement of the music, it can be easily tell that the main focus of the song would be dance. And, dance track would be Junsu’s music. The “sing-rap” of Junsu in the second verse before Flowsik raps “What music would you listen to” also adds up to the flow of the whole song before the ending. The arrangement for each verse of the song is done slightly differently to bring in the flow and tension of the song as it goes. This song is in the safe vocal range of Junsu. But, through his voice, it is easy to feel the “hottness” of the song.

03. Set Me Free (ft. Bizzy)
The kick of the song and you can tell that it’s going to be a heavily autotune song. But the rhythm of the song makes it a playful song and the tempo of it makes it a song good for dance and expression. The rhythm of the song itself does have a character in it although the lyrics play a part too. Another song that definitely requires a rap to perfect it. Compared to the first verse of the song, I actually find that the second verse of the song does sound a little more bold and daring and expressive because of the rap.  The rhythm of the song is easy to remember at first hear and humming to the song is a normal act when the tune of the song is in your mind and a song that makes you want to move your body to the tune. The mixing of the last part of the song was a good “cut” to differentiate the rest of the verses of the song. But, the last line before “Oh lady lady”, I wonder if it would sound better if he had used some special effect with the voice, same goes to the second part. A catchy song, indeed.

04. No Gain
The starting of the song would make people think that it is a ballad song. But, it wasn’t, it was mid tempo. The rhythm of the song is nice and adding on the lyrics would have make it a very lovely sad song. I find it a pity that this song wasn’t made to be a ballad, but a mid tempo song. But, when the song kicks into the chorus verse, you’d come to realise that this song should actually be a mid tempo instead. And, the tempo seems to get faster as the song goes. The music arrangement for the second verse is totally different from the first, possibly because of the change in tempo. The more I listen to the song, the more I find it familiar to JYJ song’s style. This sounds more like a song for the trio. Personally, I think the song would sound a lot better if it is a ballad song with simple music arrangement.

0.5 I don’t like love
The music started with the sound of piano which is usual for ballads. I feel a little slight uneasiness when the first line of the song kicks in because of Junsu’s low vocal. He’s gotten slightly better, but I can tell that it’s still a little unstable. The flow of the music gets better when his voice starts to stray away from the low notes and into a slightly higher note. Then, after the chorus, the second verse kicks in with low notes again, the feeling of unstability. In my imagination, Junsu actually has very nice low vocal ranges that’s has his own uniqueness incomparable to JaeJoong or YuChun from JYJ. This is actually a very sentimental love song and I have to say that Junsu’s expression of the “feel” of the song has improved. Nothing much to be commented about the arrangement of the song since the calmness and tension of the parts were easily told but the music flow. The feeling that I get from the lyrics and Junsu’s voice is that he has a story to tell. Personally, I think that husky Junsu’s low vocal range wouldn’t sound too bad for this song.

06. Even if I turn round and round
I like the start of the background music then come the voice of Junsu. The low vocal range is in his safe zone, so he sounds fine. This song is a slow ballad song, but it is not as sentimental a song as “I don’t like love”. Rather, this song gives a warm feeling of love and hope. A sweet and simple melody with a voice so tenderly soft like it’s someone whispering. Junsu did a good “digest” of the song with his vocal. He didn’t jump into too high notes and did a good control of the high vocal. He has always been good for his higher vocal range, but he didn’t reach till the highest note he could reach. Which, could have gave the song a different feel; a feel that could be unsuitable for the notes of the song.

07. Intoxication
The arrangement of this version is different from the one that he sung during the musical concert. It has Italian music feel. Somehow, the flow and the feel of this version is different. It is less intense and softer, more tender. The arrangement of a music really does wonder to the feel of the song. Compared to the previous version, for the chorus portion of the song, most of it is background supporting vocal, which contributes to the flow of the song. Had he sang it instead, the feel of the would be less tender. But, even though the mixing of the song has been changed, the song could still song sexier. Looking at the lyrics of the song, it is supposed to be a heated and sexy song with a strong desire for love. But, this version speaks of a slow approaching love.

08. Breath (ft. Double K)
The mixing of the song is fine. But, somehow the starting part of “OH” bothers me. The feeling I get from this song is that the tempo is too fast and there’s no time for a rest. And, the part for “Where I ever see you” and “Where i ever will be” could be sung slower and with a slightly sexier effect. And, the part which ends with “사랑이 아냐 [not the love that I had wanted]”, I like it that there’s a pause, but if only it was said in a more mysterious voice, would it have sounded different? The music is arranged such that the flow of the rap falls into the song perfectly and then the song jumps immediately into the main part of the song. The flow of the music until there is fine, but the ending of the song is too abrupt.

09. Even if I do know
Another ballad song again, but a different feeling as compared to the previous two tracks. The vocal range of the song also falls under the safe vocal range of Junsu. The flow of the music feels slower than the two songs. Personally, I feel that this song is a perfect song for Junsu’s vocal. The third verse of the song is actually the climax of the song. He digest the song well, but the notes of the ending part is lower than the starting of the song, so there’s a slight unstability. It is not hard to tell that he has taken note when singing the last line of the whole song.

10. Lullaby
The starting of the song definitely doesn’t make it feel like a lullaby. It only does sound like one when Junsu’s voice hits in, but only for certain lines of the song. Junsu’s voice is really soft and tender with this song. He did manage to digest this song too. And, personally, I think he “plays” around with the tune and the lyrics of the song. It’s a good song to be listened when the environment around me is totally peaceful and quiet. And, then it makes me think again, how would the song sound like if it’s sung in acoustic version or piano only version. And, don’t think that the rap portion is required for this song. Although it doesn’t make the song feel awkward in any sense. The flow of the song is the same throughout, so I guess that’s the reason why the rap was added in.

11. Fever
First thing that came to my mind when the music starts was, this is definitely a clubbing song. The mixing of the song should have a cool cheography for the dance. Another dance track of the album that focues on the dance. The background vocal to contrast with the main vocal also adds on to the good flow of the song. This feels like a song that expresses “arrogance” and “authority”.

12. Tree covered in dew
Simple tune, simple lyrics, soft and nice voice, simple music arrangement, but a strong feeling. Who can make a song with “ha~ ha~ ha~ ha~” with the kind of voice he has and yet make it sounds so nice and gentle? I think Junsu’s voice makes this song more meaningful and touching. My favourite track of the album.

Overall review
Junsu definitely grew with this album of his. -the kind of music arrangment for this whole album and the songs listing. Welcome, Kim Junsu. I would have expected this album to be of more dance tracks than ballads, but it was the other way round. Most of the time when I think about Kim Junsu, I would think about dance tracks instead of ballads. Junsu has his own style for the kind of dance songs that he choses or composes. I think he should grow his style further and be more daring. For this album, I have been looking forward to the low vocals of Junsu. Upon hearing that he would have his own solo album, I thought the chance to hear his low husky voice is finally here. He doesn’t get a chance in JYJ with JaeJoong and YuChun around. But, Junsu’s low vocal has a different characteristic as compare to the duo. His low vocal range wouldn’t be any inferior to his hyungs. I guess, he just needs to have more practice and confidence about his low vocal ranges. I want to believe that the songs that is recorded in this album reflects the real identity of Junsu – Junsu’s music identity. He should also try out different kind of genre, especially those that he or JYJ has never done before. And, Junsu didn’t try to rap in this album. It wasn’t a great one for his previous rap. Rap just isn’t one of the things that he’s good with. But, I do believe that with some practice, Junsu would be able to find his kind of rap. One thing about this album, although there’s quite a couple of featuring, there’s no duet. And, the ballads songs are quite similar. Most of it actually sounds like tracks suitable for OST. Honestly, the genres of the album isn’t as wide as I’d had expected it to be. Songs that Junsu has breakthrough or that I’m satisfied with for this album: Tarantallegra, Set Me Free, Intoxication and Lullaby.

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