DAY6 may be in the midst of a comeback for ‘Shoot Me: Youth Part 1‘, but that hasn’t stopped them from releasing their latest Japanese single ‘Stop The Rain‘.
‘Stop The Rain‘ is the title track from their latest Japanese single album of the same name.
This song is a collaboration between the band and Japanese guitarist Ubukata Shinichi who has produced the track for them. Ubukata Shinichi is known as a member of ELLEGARDEN and Nothing’s Carved In Stone.
‘Stop The Rain‘ has a slightly harder edged rock sound than we hear from the group in their Korean releases, that’s not a bad thing and it speaks more to the appetite of the Japanese audience for that style of music.
It’s a track that is solid in its foundations and stays true to the group’s core sound. The vocals are, as we have come to expect from them, mesmerising. Jae opens the track amidst a barrage of pounding guitar riffs and crashing drums with his signature cool and laid-back approach, Young K takes it up a notch and increases the tension in the track. Wonpil brings it back with his warm honey-like vocal, which is followed by Sungjin‘s whose vocal is rough and raw at times (just how we like it!). The mix vocally is perfect, they attack the song with just the right amount of force, but still feels restrained, which feeds right into the anxious intensity of the track.
All the while the ferocity and energy of the track is maintained through the amazing musicianship of each of the individual members. The proof of which is the amazing guitar solo that hits us right before the bridge and Dowoon‘s hard-core, constant pounding of the drums.
Watch DAY6’s MV for ‘Stop The Rain’
DAY6‘s Japanese single album ‘Stop The Rain‘ will be released on July 25.
What do you think of the song ‘Stop The Rain‘ and the accompanying music video? Do you like this harder edge sound? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Written and edited by Narelle
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