Kpop Album Review: 2PM Achieves Successful Independence From Park Jin Young


2PM made a comeback with its 4th full album 'Go Crazy'. It has been about a year and 4 months since the group released its 3rd full album 'Grown' last year, and the group's latest album has a total of 11 songs including the title track 'Go Crazy'.

Before releasing the album, 2PM announced that the title track will be written by Jun.K, which is very uncommon for JYP artists because the title tracks of JYP artists' albums have been usually written by the executive producer Park Jin Young. It is the first time for 2PM to release an album with its member's own song since the group debuted in 2008. So, interest was on whether 2PM can achieve successful independence from Park Jin Young through the album.

Since its debut, 2PM has gained popularity by showing its own characteristic performances. Unlike other pretty boy groups, 2PM showed off its energetic masculine beauty as you can see through its hits such as '10 out of 10' and 'Hands up'.

However, 2PM went to a big change through its 3rd full album. 'A.D.T.O.Y' and 'Comeback when you hear this song' were relatively emotional and lyrical tracks. It's true that the group experienced growth in its musical career through the album, but it looked that the two songs, which were written by Park Jin Young, didn't suit energetic and healthy boy group 2PM.


Well, 2PM recovered its energy through its latest album. The title track 'Go Crazy', written by Jun.K, maximizes the group's energetic charm. The 2PM members do not pretend that they are charismatic or serious. Instead, they just show themselves the way they are and fascinate fans with their intimate magnetism. It looks that 7th-year idol star 2PM finally found clothes to fit them. With Jun.K's own song, 2PM is having a new beginning.

'Go Crazy' is a dance music that is based on disco and house. When 2PM performs the song on stage, the members seem to just enjoy themselves. Yeah, that is 2PM. Even before releasing 'Go Crazy', Jun.K has already been recognized as a competitive singer-song writer by writing all the tracks of his Japanese solo album. The solo album, which was released last May, topped Oricon's daily album chart and Tower Record's daily chart in Japan.

I'm sure that 2PM's energetic, intimate, and sexy music will make many female fans fall in love with the group.