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[Review] Jung Kook – GOLDEN

Our golden boy Jung Kook finally released his solo album ‘GOLDEN’. We’re super stoked so let’s take a closer look!


We start off with the pre-released ‘3D’ featuring Jack Harlow. You can read about that single here.

After that comes ‘Closer to you’ featuring Major Lazer. This is an R&B track with a reggaeton rhythm. We’re going for soft and sensual in this one.

Next up is the pre-released ‘Seven’ featuring Latto. We wrote about that release here.

Next up is the title track ‘Standing next to you’. This is so unbelievably smooth! JK is treating us to a modern interpretation of disco funk and I have to say it is so well done. The layering is really well done and when the brass comes in, it gets even better. The visuals and the choreo are sick as well!

‘Yes or No’ has Ed Sheeran’s influence all over it. There’s a catchy melody with a great guitar riff. It’s a great pop track with JK’s fantastic vocals. This is really lovely.

‘Please don’t change’ with DJ Snake comes next. We’re going for a club banger with this Afropop moment. Honestly I couldn’t sit still while listening to this absolute bop.

Shawn Mendes wrote the following track ‘Hate You’. This pop ballad is beautiful and really gives us the best of JK’s vocals. I would love to hear a stripped down acoustic version of this.

Up next is ‘Somebody’. This R&B track has a very cool bass line. We’re going for a sad break-up song that still has some nice beats to it.

‘Too sad to dance’ follows along. This acoustic pop song with a nice guitar line and a lovely keyboard addition. It’s very smooth.

‘Shot Glass of Tears’ is a pop ballad with a lovely instrumentation. The hook is really catchy and I can already see the potential music video in front of my eyes.

The closing track is the Clean Version of ‘Seven’ featuring Latto.

Overall Jung Kook did a fantastic job with his first solo album ‘GOLDEN’. It really shows his personal music colors.

Go listen to it here on Spotify.

A writer with a slight coffee addiction and a tendency to find K-Indie gems in the YouTube rabbit hole.