With two Produce 48
members in the midst, Yuehua Entertainment’s girl group Everglow successfully attracted a growing fanbase with their catchy debut hit Bon Bon Chocolat
. The rising rookie group's new album Hush
recently arrived just a few months after Arrival of Everglow
! The structure and concept of this album is quite similar to their three-track debut release. It begins with a dreamy intro song, then proceeds into a powerful title track, and wraps up with a slightly brighter tune.
"Goodbye, Au Revior, Adios" – say goodbye to your ex-lover by singing this simple yet powerful line! Adios (Track 2) is created by the strong composer lineup of Olof Lindskog (Super Junior-M's Swing), Hayley Aitken (Red Velvet's Zimzalabim), Gavin Jones (GOT7's “Just Right”) and producing team 72 (Oh My Girl's Coloring Book). Beginning with the group's signature “Everglow” and a round of whistles, the edgy song offers strong beats and addictive rhythm that raise the excitement and make listeners feel empowered.
Co-written by hitmaker Melanie Fontana (BTS's Boy With Luv) and Lena Leon (Tae Yeon's I Blame On You), mid-tempo EDP pop number Hush (Track 1) opens with a dreamlike ambience. The song not only shows the charisma of the group, but also delivers a pleasant and relaxing feeling with their velvety vocals.
Rather than ending with a ballad piece (like in Arrival of Everglow), a more energetic tune serves as the closing curtain of this album. 72 (who also took part in Everglow’s D+1) is the main composer of the EDM pop plug You Don’t Know Me (Track 3). Different from the above two tracks, You Don’t Know Me gives off a bright vibe with an upbeat melody and cute lyrics about a person in love.
Everglow’s music style reminds me of (G)I-DLE’s debut era releases, but in general, their group image seems a bit more tough and mature. As a whole, the entire composition of Hush sounds more complete than Arrival of Everglow, though it is quite out of the blue to include a soft ballad that contrasts too much with the previous songs. Hopefully, Everglow will be able to develop more of their own particular style with various genres of music in the future!