Review by Sunmo on OneHallyu.com.
WM’s new boy group ONF has burst onto the music scene with their debut mini album ON/OFF.
The second the instrumental kicks in, ON/Off sucks you in. The verses are strong and are aided by the atmospheric backing track. The best part of the verses is the call and response section (e.g 0:34-0:44), the contrast between the two makes the verses memorable. MK’s vocal tone really suits the bridge and serves as a nice energy boost before the chorus.
Moving on the chorus, the instrumental break is catchy and gets your head to bop to the beat. The vocals during the chorus also sound good and complement nicely with the beat.
During the bridge, the beat slows down allowing for more of a focus on the vocals. [...] The backing vocals make the ending interesting to listen to.
The song does feel unique and fresh and is very catchy. It does a nice job of showing ONF’s potential by showcasing both their vocals and rapping abilities.
Difficult has a nice instrumental that is pleasant to the ears. The pre-chorus is great in drumming up hype. The real highlight of the song is the instrumental break at 0:52 which sounds fun. [...] Again the rap section towards the end gives a nice break from the vocals and complements the beat well.
All in all, Difficult has a nice fresh vibe surrounding it and immediately raises your mood when listened to. The instrumental break during the chorus is the most memorable and energetic part of the song in comparison to the vocals. Despite this, the rap and singing parts are also enjoyable
3. If We Dream
This calming ballad offers a nice break from the previous uptempo tracks. The overall atmosphere is calming and almost ethereal. ONF’s vocals shine more here, which is a delight to hear. The instrumental is incredibly smooth and helps to the set the tone of the song. The chorus is beautiful sounding, with the members crooning ”If we/I dream” that help to produce a relaxing effect on the listener.
The instrumental keeps your on your toes whilst ONF’s vocals really help to set the emotional tone of the vocals...
Original uplifts the mood set by If We Dream, it’s perfect for the summer with a bright beat and catchy melody. The use of call and response in the verses help them to stand out more and help to raise the excitement of the song. The chorus is especially good, with a nice instrumental to keep your blood pumping. Followed by some nice vocals from J-US in the chorus which contrasts nicely with the beat. [...] This is a fun and extremely catchy song to listen to. As mentioned before there are very strong summer vibes and I can see this being title track material. The combination of the energetic vocals and powerful vocals create a track asking to be replayed.
5. Cat’s Waltz
From the use of a cat meow in the first few seconds, Cat’s Waltz shows itself as a unique track. It offers a chill closure [to the] album and showcases a different side to ONF. The chorus is especially dreamlike with the repetition of ”Hey, Hey, Hello” which adds some catchiness. The beat is a great combination of funky and smooth and suits the vocals quite well.