Original source: DailyMusic
English translation: tenshi_akuma
You’ll see TEAM H’s new side from their latest album included a song that expresses an urge to get away from daily routine and so on!
Part.04 Comments on all the tracks. ‘Getting over’ ‘Still working’ ‘Take me (Japanese ver.)’ ‘Driving to the highway’
TEAM H released a single that has a bit different tastes from their previous works, which has injected some fresh air into TEAM H activities by Jang Keun Suk and BIG BROTHER. hat kind of view of the world the album ‘Driving to the highway’ has? We’re going to offer comments on all the tracks!
Humaneness, nature and warmth… such things are highlighted. A new type of TEAM H songs.
── The 4th number is an aggressive song, ‘Getting over’ that is a synthesis of dance music and rock.
BIG BROTHER: For example, Papa Roach and Linkin Park… When I was in my late teenage years, I listened to such bands’ music a lot, which belongs to a genre of new-metal. I think this song was affected by these music.
JKS: The hook line is heavy but liberating. I think that’s very BIG BROTHER.
BIG BROTHER: This is full of urges in my early years.
── And ‘Still working’. The introduction in which the same melody is repeated 3 times is impressive.
JKS: The part was just copied and pasted. Lol.
BIG BROTHER: No way. We did sing each melody. Lol.
── In the lyrics, there are words like ‘mixing’ and ‘mastering’. Does this describe your state of recording?
BIG BROTHER: Right. I described our reality such as we want to get away from repetitive work, but we can’t. And I don’t mean the recording work only. For example, in Keun Suk’s case, he has repetitive work such s shooting movies and dramas. For office workers, it might be everyday commuting. In that sense, I think everyone is feeling alike.
── And the following number is ‘Take me (Japanese ver.)’ that was released as a single in advance.
JKS: Humaneness, nature and warmth… such things are highlighted. This is a new type of TEAM H songs.
BIG BROTHER: Very refreshing.
JKS: Green. Forests. Mountains… I have an image that we perform at music festivals in such places.
── The 7th song is the title song, ‘Driving to the highway’. I think this number has something similar to ‘Take me’.
JKS: Yes. This number also has something you can feel nature and freedom.
BIG BROTHER: This is a collaborative work with a musician friend ‘1K’. The first trigger to make this song is when I heard his chord with an acoustic guitar. Then, I put melodies on it and added electronic arrangements.
JKS: Around 4 guys are getting on a pickup truck and driving on a shore road. When I heard this song, such an image popped into my head. So I wish we could film such MV in Hawaii. Lol.