The highly anticipated second full album from JYJ has finally dropped its opening track “Back Seat” along with a stylish new MV. I don’t recall ever seeing Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu looking so collectively smoking hot. Usually one or two is rocking it but never all at the same time. Dayum. *fanning myself* I loved the “Back Seat” teaser so so much and could’t stop watching it on repeat but sadly the full track sounds good to the ear but isn’t really my thang. The song sounds like a Robin Thicke sleazy crooning reject as performed by the Backstreet Boys at the height of their hotness and fame. The redeeming qualities are the undeniable singing prowess from all three guys, with bonus points for how they complement rather than compete with each other on vocals. Junsu’s falsetto, Yoochun’s deeper smoky voice, and Jaejoong’s high drawn out notes all blend together into one easy listening track. Be forewarned not to listen too closely to the lyrics, it’s just mind-numbing stuff about wanting to make out with a girl in the back seat and urging her to relax. I guess there really does come a day when Yoochun says “Alright girl, don’t be afraid of it, imma put you on my back seat” and I just want to pinch his cheeks he’s so darn cute. The MV is better than the song IMO, featuring the guys dancing up a storm with clever use of floodlights choreography on top of some wicked big scaffolding. If the boys plan to leave for military service with a musical bang, I’d say they’re off to a great start.
JYJ “Back Seat”:
My favorite song from the entire album is “Creation” which doesn’t have an MV yet but is so awesome it doesn’t need it. Have a listen to the full audio below.