Review from KelandMelReviews.com. (Lightly edited.)
One of our biggest complaints about groups–especially girl groups–in Kpop is that the vocals of the large groups don’t always reflect their numbers. So when Elris announced their group debut after the solo debut of one of their members, we wondered if that meant that single person would be carrying the group.
Luckily the answer is a solid “no” as Bella, Hyeseung, Yukyung, Sohee, and Karin all have the vocals to back up the faith Pledis has put in them. They all have power in their vocals while also demonstrating the ability to modulate to reflect the mood and theme of a track.
The lyrics tend to focus on innocuous and flowery imagery about love and relationships. This is likely due to the fact that, while the other members are all 18, Karis is only 15. There have been complaints over the years about the oversexualization of some of the younger members of Kpop groups and the lyrical choices seem to be a reflection of that.
The production for the tracks are very good and show of the range of their abilities. The overall product demonstrates strength and potential for growth.
Our favorite tracks are "Searching for ELRIS" and "Miracle."
1. Searching for ELRIS (Intro)
2. 우리 처음 We, First
3. 나의 별 My Star
5. 너와 나 You And I