At first “Very Good” sounds jumbled, and loud, but as the song, and video progress it starts looking and sounding like the Block B we all know and love. They managed to keep the fun, and charismatic sides of themselves the we love, but mix it up in this new hip hop meets rock sound.
“빛이 되어줘 (Be The Light)” was full of surprises. First and most obviously it had Block B exploring the world of ‘Hip Hop Ballads,’ Then it had rapper Zico singing! But, best of all it, for the first time it let the singers of Block B have their moment in the spotlight.
At first sight of the tracklist I’m sure many fans wondered why would Kyung have a solo on the album, and not Zico, but with one listen to “언제 어디서 무엇을 어떻게 (When, Where, How)” it is clear he is not someone to sign off on. Kyung made himself a real standout in the group with this song, and opened a door to a possible solo career. And he couldn’t have picked a better singer to feature than Jo Hyun Ah, whose vocals really stood out as well. However, at times it does sound like Zico may have leant his voice to the chorus.
“Nice Day” could have been the best song on the album. It was really perfection in how it combined this big band sound with hip hop, but the amateur lever line distribution held it back. For a group that’s been around as long as Block B has, this kind of line distribution shouldn’t ever have happened.
With “Very Good” Block B is proving to be the most resilient group in Kpop since Shinhwa. First they left their agency, which has been proven time and again to be a stroke of death for a group, but they managed to find a new agency, and to make their comeback in a little over a year. Then, as if that feat wasn’t amazing enough, the group hasn’t lost one ounce of their flare, some may say they are better than ever. This album was not only a testament to Block B’s skills, and perfect grouping, but a sign that this group won’t be going anywhere, any time soon.