Vibe has finally released their 5th album, “Organic Sound.” The album is a mixture of soulful ballads with jazzy upbeat songs. The album contains 10 tracks.
The first song, “As I’m Getting Older,” speaks of becoming older, and regretting not telling “the one” that you loved them. The song is very, how do I put this? Church sounding. That is the best way to describe this song. It’s very forlorn. It makes me want to sit on a car or train on a rainy day, and watch the scenery go by.
“For The Last Time” is about a man who wants to see his ex, because even though she left him broken-hearted without so much as a goodbye, he still misses her very much. This reminds me of those guys in the dramas that never get the girl, even though they were the kindest to her. Even though they love her, they let their jackass of a best friend have her, because “they love her more,” and “she’ll be happier.” And then they end up with no one. On the other hand, the song is so beautiful and sad, and the guitar is very beautiful. It really adds to the song.
The next song, “The Day That She Got Married” is about a man regretting lost love, the day he receives a wedding invitation from an old flame. He’s kicking himself for thinking that she’d wait for him, and hates the idea of her being with someone else forever. For a song about being broken-hearted, it’s pretty upbeat. I feel like dancing to his heartbreak. That cheerful little harmonica solo doesn’t help matters either.
“Why Did You Come Back To Me” is a soft, bittersweet ballad. The man is speaking to the woman, realizing her marriage hasn’t gone so well. He apologizes for not realizing sooner that she had loved him so much, and tells her that she can come back to him, because he still loves her. It’s very beautiful. The strings in this song are so light and sweet, and the piano compliments them very well. The climax of the song really hits you in the heart as it swells and they belt it out. I feel like my heart’s going to burst.
“For The Whole Night,” is a light song, about waiting for someone, even though they’ve left. It’s quite jazzy, and the falsetto before the break is so wonderful. The guitar: amazing! I didn’t think that would fit, but wow! It’s a great song. I love the high notes he’s hitting in here. Even though the instrumentals, to me, contrast the message, I find that this is one of my favorite songs off the album.
“4U (featuring Im Se Jun)” tells that special person, “hey, I love you. Not only do I love you, but I love only you.” The song is very upbeat, and reminds me of Motown. Is that a saxophone? Boy, do I love saxophones! Don’t think I didn’t hear that tambourine. I find my head bobbing along to this song. It’s very, I want to say sweet, but it’s more than that. It’s just a really great song overall.
“Apgujeong Station Exit 4” features Lyn, and is about plastic surgery. It speaks about changing your face and making the “fake” you to seem real. But looks aren’t everything, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. I think that’s a really good message to send to people, especially since a lot of people think the only way they can become beautiful is to have surgery. It’s nice to hear that you don’t have to do that kind of thing to be beautiful, just be you, that’s all you need. It’s a jazzy upbeat number, and the horns in the background actually give the song a sort disco vibe.
“Anyone Younger Than 19, Don’t Listen To This Song“, because it’s so heartbreaking. The song features Miiii, and switches between the two perspectives of man and woman as they each tell of how they’re sick of love, and how much it sucks. And there comes that harmonica again, making everything sad. Their voices don’t really mesh, but since their telling a story, and they’re on opposing sides, it at least fits the message of the song.
“Spring Rain” is about a man who is heartbroken over a girl who broke up with him. Even though he wasn’t the richest guy, or expensive coffee (which I heard is very expensive in Korea), she still loved him. She is all he had, and now he is falling apart. The song overall is very sad and mellow, but once they hit the bridge, he hits that note, and bam! Tears. Down my face. I can imagine this song on a drama, right after the rich guy’s mother or ex girlfriend ruins something between him and our heroine, and they break up, and sadly go their separate ways.
The final song, “I Hate Mama,” despite its contradicting title, tells of a son’s love for his seemingly departed mother. The organ playing in the beginning really sets the mood for the song. It’s so heartbreaking. The first time I heard the teaser, I’m going to be honest, I cried. Like a baby. Their vocals are so powerful in this song, the emotion just spilled over into my own emotions.
Article by: KareBare
Edited by: Karolina