In what feels just like the longest tease ever, TAN first launched a brief model of Repair You alongside their debut in March of final yr. On the one-year anniversary of that debut, the blokes have lastly adopted by means of and unleashed the total tune and music video. The end result performs just about the way you’d count on, full with new-gen second verse breakdown that acts as a small bump within the highway of an in any other case sturdy observe.
Repair You by no means elevates past “Beast cosplay,” however by honoring a few of the greatest idols of Ok-pop’s fabled “second era,” the tune arrives with tons of excellent will. We simply don’t hear this fashion of glossy, melodic dance pop a lot anymore – particularly from boy teams. TAN lack the gravitas to make it their very own, however the tune’s greatest moments have a transportive impact. Sure, this previous Ok-pop fan (senior citizen, actually!) is about to wax poetic in regards to the “good previous days.” If Repair You had been launched again in 2012 or 2013 I most likely wouldn’t have bat a watch. These items was in all places. However arriving in 2023, the tune seems like an alien creature, weaving across the blustery posturing of its friends to ship a extra nimble pop sound.
In brief, I assume I like Repair You’s intentions greater than I like it as a tune. It performs as a musical balm, triggering nostalgic dopamine facilities with out constructing upward from there. That’s no small feat, and can absolutely land it on my playlist for the foreseeable future. However moderately than make me excited for TAN’s future, Repair You conjures up one other deep dive into Ok-pop’s storied previous.