Shortly after debuting in Japan, the fan club of 100%, Perfection, greeted the new year with a surprise comeback from the group. The energetic boy group of TOP Media released their fourth mini-album, Sketchbook, that focuses more on their awesome vocals that you surely would love to listen to.
Track 1 – 어디 있니 (Sketch U)
Sketch U, the title track of the album, is a soft rock ballad with hints of 90’s synths. It has a really powerful melody that didn’t drown out the equally strong vocals of the members that are the highlight of the track. 100% even released an a cappella version of the track that really emphasized the boys’ harmonies even more.
Track 2 – 어느날 (One Day)
Next up is a pop ballad that feels rather nostalgic because its beat and distorted synth patterns appeared commonly in power ballads of the 80’s. One Day is a well composed tune that leaves you wanting to listen to it again.
Track 3 – 해몽 (Dreaming)
Dreaming is an upbeat retro disco track with light robotic voices in the background at certain parts of the song. It instantly perks up your mood after the previous ballad songs. Though the position of the track in the album is good, its sudden high energy felt jarring. Slowly cranking up the mood would have been a better choice.
Track 4 – Gorgeous
Another upbeat track comes next with Gorgeous. A lively piano is paired with funky guitar that resulted in another retro ditty. However compared to the previous tracks, Gorgeous was not able to leave a lasting impression.
Track 5 – 어제의 나를 만나다 (Meet Yesterday)
Meet Yesterday is a ballad that ends Sketchbook on a gentle note. The gloomy and soft piano along with the clear falsettos is a joy to listen to especially when you are relaxing at night. The simple melody also helped highlight the angelic vocals of 100%.
Track 6 – 어디 있니 (Sketch U) (Inst.)