[Review][Single] FT Island – “Distance”
I’m just going to kick things off by saying that as of right now I am far more in favor of pop-rock boy bandFT Island‘s Japanese material to their Korean stuff, and I say that with all the sincerity in my heart, because I really love these guys.
FT Island are one of the few Kpop artists who’ve been continuously active in Japan for the last few+ years and it’s been interesting hearing how their music has developed along the way. Venturing to Japan (or any market other than your own) brings its challenges, a big one being the reinterpretation phase of molding an artist’s own sound to fit the Japanese market at large. FT Island have been toying with this forev’s and it has finally started to feel like they’ve come to grips with a perfectly comfortable J-pop flavor that sounds just right for them overseas and that also echos their Korean style so it resonates with all their Primadonnas back home.
Last month, FT Island dropped their newest Japanese single, “Distance” and as I was listening to it, one good way I came to describe it was as a satisfying sequel to their magnificent 2009 release, “Raining“.