FNC's rock band N.Flying recently shot up the music charts with their last single "Rooftop." Swiftly after their rise, they keep up the success with the third release of their Fly High Project
. As usual, leader Seung Hyub serves as the primary producer of their fifth mini-album Spring Memories
and wrote most of the tracks.
Beginning with whistles and acoustic guitar sounds, the sublime rock ballad "Spring Memories" (Track 1) heals with the warmth of springtime and Seung Hyub and Hwe Seung's fairly strong vocals. Honestly, I never thought they would make a comeback with a lead track that is rather different from their previous sounds. It's fresh and ethereal, yet not too off-track from their signature style of music. Hwe Seung's falsetto comes out beautifully not just in the studio version but also in live performances.
If you're a fan of N.Flying's unique style of music, perhaps you would love "Leave It" (Track 2) better than any other track. Though it has a rhythmic and catchy tune, this fun song is in fact about wanting to get over a past love. "Leave It" best represents the quirky and playful band's particular sound and style.
Rather than sticking to pop rock, N.Flying often loves to mix hip-hop elements into rock tracks, like in "Don't Mess With Me" from their second mini-album The Real: N.Flying. The hardcore reggae-pop rock song "Flowerwork" (Track 3) showcases Hwe Seung's powerful vocals and Seung Hyub's intense rapping really well. They compare couples to movie leads in Preview (Track 4) to emphasize that love is as dramatic, exciting and unexpected as movie trailers.
This six-track release also carries their previous Fly High Project singles "Rooftop" (Track 5) and "Like a Flower" (Track 6). Needless to say, "Rooftop" is the groovy hit track that shot the band to fame. Known for their lively style, N.Flying seldom releases and performs soft ballads. This time, they close the album with the mellifluous ballad "Like a Flower." Youth is bright, but we all know it doesn't last forever. Youth disappears someday, just like how a flower wilts.
N.Flying's upbeat and energizing plug Hot Potato used to be my favorite from the band, but now I'm even more addicted to "Spring Memories"! It not only shows a different side of them but also their growth as a band music-wise. With their boundless talents, I'm sure they can rise to a much higher position in the future!