IF you leave me
A Message From SEVENTEEN
The fourth full-length from veteran K-pop group SEVENTEEN is the product of a confident group discovering their sound and pushing boundaries as they evolve. It’s also the 13-member boy band’s most romantically inclined release to date. The charming pop-rock of English-language opener “Darl+ing” fills a One Direction-shaped hole in the boy band space, without sacrificing SEVENTEEN’s classic charms (an ascending pre-chorus, impeccable harmonies). “HOT” switches gears entirely–it’s hard-hitting hip-hop, setting the tone for a track like “Shadow,” an acoustic ballad with synth-rap detours. They’re never sounded stronger–or more in love.