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[Star of the Week] [Song Review] Infinite Takes It Up a Notch with ′Man in Love′

Rating Rating more Two Stars

2013.03.31 16:00 CJ E&M enewsWorld Erika Kim

There are quite a few teams that always seem to make comebacks with songs written by Sweetune, but one can argue that none have been quite as successful as Infinite.

Infinite debuted with a Hitchhiker-composed song titled Come Back Again, but soon after, it turned to Sweetune and went on to release songs such as She′s Back, BTD, Be Mine, Paradise, The Chaser and more with the composer team.

Sweetune′s tailoring seemed to fit Infinite perfectly, as the group started to take off on Sweetune-branded wings, finally hitting gold with Be Mine and Paradise before hitting the nail on the head with The Chaser.

With that said, Man in Love serves to be group′s real test. After the success of The Chaser and their solo endeavors, will the group′s success still hold?

[Star of the Week] [Song Review] Infinite Takes It Up a Notch with ′Man in Love′

The song itself seems to follow in the footsteps of The Chaser. It is not clear whether the resemblance is intentional, but the two songs definitely seem to share a close connection. Even the drums that start Man in Love are reminiscent of how The Chaser starts off.

The big difference that sets the two songs apart, despite their similarities, are their moods. While The Chaser places more emphasis on the mix of its deep electric guitars and brass-like synthesizers, the electric guitars melt into the background in Man in Love as the synths ring with a more transparent splash and the drums beat with more prominence.

It′s as if Man in Love is The Chaser taken up to a higher pitch, and that notch up alone makes the song sound completely different. Though the vocals don′t seem much different from the group′s previous release, Man in Love somehow delivers more emotion, as all of the instruments bang out the lyrics that speak of love.

As it seems to be an extension of The Chaser, those who loved The Chaser are sure to love Man in Love, as well as the pounding emotions of love that come with it.



Photo credit: Woolim Entertainment

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