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CN Blue shows maturity on ‘Can’t Stop’
Equipped with a more mature and polished sound, Korean boy band CN Blue has made a strong return to the music scene with its fifth EP, “Can’t Stop.” And indeed, it is difficult to stop listening to the new album.
Featuring six tracks written and composed by the group’s leader and vocalist Jung Yong-hwa and guitarist Lee Jong-hyun, “Can’t Stop” is filled with eloquent vocals and impressive instrumentals, overcoming the comparatively limited and rhythmic sounds of CN Blue’s previous EP, “Re:BLUE.”
The title track and the album’s gem, “Can’t Stop” is full of emotion, beginning with a melodic piano tune accompanied by Jung Yong-hwa’s yearning vocals and later moving into a soulful chorus mixed with strong drum beats, strings and guitar sounds. Alternating between a dreamy ballad and an infectious melody, “Can’t Stop” reveals the scope of the band’s musical capabilities.
“Diamond Girl” features powerful singing and groovy brass melodies, emitting a jazzy vibe, while “Sleepless Night” is characterized by acoustic guitar chords and sweet lyrics.
Overall, CN Blue’s new album does not disappoint, and is likely to further fuel the group’s enduring popularity both at home and abroad.