Nine Muses (sometimes stylized as 9Muses) is an 8 member girl group under Star Empire Entertainment. The 9th member, Sera left in 2014. In addition, the group received two new members to the group in 2015, Sojin and Keumjo. Nine Muses are well known for their hit songs such as “Drama”, “One Way Ticket” and “Hurt Locker”. “Lost (Till the Night is Over)” is their 5th mini album and seems to contain the concept of “time” and its passing. My bias in this group is Kyungri because she’s beautiful and honestly because she reminded me a lot of Minzy from 2NE1 in their music video for “Hurt Locker”.
Today, I’m going to do my best to review their new mini album “Lost (Till the Night is Over)”. I’ve listened to the album quite a few times, and by that I mean I’ve listened to it about 20 times in the past 2 days. It’s a phenomenal album and I kind of wish it was longer than 5 songs. However, I will take 5 songs where I can, especially ones that are this good.
The intro track is called “a.m. 3:00”. This track feels very much like an introduction to the album as a whole and especially “Sleepless Night”. It has that hard hitting piano hits on every down beat. It makes the track feel like a clock moving at its own monotonous pace. Then the song ends.
And it takes us right into “Sleepless Night” which is a faster paced track with that same aspect to it. The down beat piano hits. There’s also a clock ticking towards the beginning of the song which also gives the rest of the song an emotion of time passing. However, this song seems to be moving quickly, but the emotion is that time is moving slowly. This song sounds like what insomnia feels like. The entire song has a dream-like vibe to it, but like a dreamscape feeling. It’s hard to describe, you’ll just have to listen to this song. It’s phenomenal. Just a fantastic song altogether.
“Secret” is next and it starts off with some synths beeping off like an alarm clock in a way. This song is about the same pace as “Sleepless Night”. It feels a lot more high energy though. Like I said, this album is incredible. It follows the concept pretty much all the way through and stays true to its own design. Those synths keep the song grounded and at the same time like the listening is floating in some place in between dream and reality. It’s incredible how they are able to do this.
The next song “Koong Chit Dak Chit” has a more of a jazzy feeling to it much like it’s the high part of a dream or the exciting part of insomnia. By the way, believe me, there is an exciting part of insomnia. It’s that moment when you think of a million ideas that sound amazing in your tired head. This song is my least favorite song on the album and I love it. It’s a great song with a lot of energy. My only problem with it is, it seems to revert to their old style, which I’m not upset about, but the fact that for the most part this album was pretty dreamscape-ish until this song. However, this song can again be taken as the exciting part of the dream or insomnia.
“To. Mine” is the last song on this album and it’s a fantastic song. It’s a little bit slower pace again. But not too slow. The acoustic guitar in this song is amazing and adds so much to the song. But the song is overall just fantastic. Even this song feels kind of dream-like compared to the last song. But it’s okay, I’m over it and I think this album is one to go in the books as one of the best k-pop mini albums ever. It’s that good.
What did you guys think of the mini album? Did you enjoy it? Tell me in the comments whether you liked it or disliked it and why. Thanks for sticking with me and reading my bullshit writing. Just know one thing, this album is by far their best album/mini album they’ve produced thus far. I know it’s a bold statement, but I back it up. This album is phenomenal. Thanks again.
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