R U Ridin’?
Editors’ Notes A member of powerhouse K-pop groups EXO, EXO-CBX, and SuperM, BAEKHYUN seems to have a limitless energy supply to complement his recognizable voice. The workaholic still has sides of himself he wants to share, and Delight projects them in fun, flattering shapes. While K-pop is his strong suit, “R U Ridin’?” and “Bungee” show he can operate convincingly within R&B. “Candy” rocks in the same sweet spot as Justin Bieber’s “Yummy,” as he wittily compares himself to different flavor profiles: cinnamon, strawberry, bubblegum, mint. Metaphors continue on “Underwater,” which compares losing a loved one to drowning in grief. “Love Again,” the closest thing to a ballad here, begins as an acoustic heart-to-heart, then turns into a beggin’ session. The other slow jams, “Ghost” and “Poppin’,” are muscular invitations to mingle from one of the smoothest, hardest-working operators in the game.