Burn it up
See You Again
With sleek ballads, trap-influenced stompers, breathtaking choreo, and an openness to outside collaboration—MONSTA X has proved they are one of K-pop’s most versatile idol groups. The eight-track mini album FOLLOW – FIND YOU is another showcase of the boy band’s explosive power and deep passion. Throughout, Shownu and Kihyun’s sweet high notes counterbalance Jooheon and I.M’s assertive raps. “Burn it up” exemplifies what MONSTA X does so well, generating palpable drama with faraway bells and crunk-style synths then building up to a singable, danceable maelstrom. Ballads “Find you” and “U R” are rendered with swooning sensitivity, and “Mirror” reveals vulnerable lines like “I hate myself when I look through to the mirror” and “I’m sick of my hysteria.” The week of the mini album’s release, vocalist/dancer Wonho announced his departure from the group; heartbroken Monbebes will likely flock to the touching closer “See You Again” for comfort.