Review by SLY at OneHallyu.com. (Lightly edited.)
Five months after their remarkable debut, Golden Child is back with their newest mini album titled “Miracle”. For the first time, the boys will be working with the genius behind some of Infinite’s popular songs, the popular hit-making team, Sweetune.
1. 奇跡 (기적)
“Miracle” starts with the beautiful sound of the keyboard; as it progresses it gains pace but doesn’t stray away from the sound it establishes in its first seconds. If you have seen the photo teasers of the Golden Child members, which are meant to be like theatrical posters for a dramatic film, you can hear what their concept is after listening to “Miracle.”
2. It’s U (너라고)
Behind the hit songs of label mate Infinite such as “Last Romeo,” “Before the Dawn,” “The Chaser,” “Be Mine,” and more, are the musical geniuses of Sweetune team. I’m very pleased that Golden Child gave life to a Sweetune song and they absolutely created an amazing combination.
“It’s U” starts with an energetic intro that is meant to be a continuation of the sounds we’ve heard in “Miracle.” Clearly, “It’s U” is an upbeat song that characterizes the youthful Golden Child. The verses start with a medium pace that speeds up until the pre-chorus and explodes with the extremely catchy chorus. The chorus is definitely the best part of the song; it’s really cute and with just one listen, you’ll be hooked to it. What caught my attention the most is the synth during the chorus. It sounds just beautiful. Everything sounds really good, definitely impressed.
“Lady” is another masterpiece by Sweetune, and they truly did not let anyone down. In contrary to the main track’s youthful and playful vibe, “Lady” is youthful BUT is more on the mature side. I know the words “youthful” and “mature” can be considered as opposites but it really fits the description of this song. The boys’ voices in this song are very angelic and the harmonies are worth commending.
If you have watched KBS2’s drama "School 2017," you may get the “Student X” feel in the intro. Based on the highlight medley, this is the song that made me most excited, and when the album was released, this is the first song I listened to. “Crush” has elements of arena rock that are characterized by heavy bass and a stomping beat. Special mention to rapper Bomin!
5. 모든 날
The group’s vocal line really made this song extra beautiful and ethereal. It starts with a beautiful keyboard sound, like the ones in the intro track and in “Lady.” The verses give a hint of it being a sad song. The chorus is sung by all members, showcasing the group’s extraordinary harmonization. After the first chorus, the rapper line’s slow rap gives the song more character and fits the vocal parts perfectly. The bridge then showcases more of the group’s harmonization, giving justice to my earlier claim: they have extraordinary harmonic abilities. Main vocals Joochan and Y did amazing; also worth mentioning is Daeyeol with his high note. Superb job, boys!
6. I’m Falling
An old school version of Golden Child’s “Sea!” The verses of the song give an old school vibe and a sweet sounding melody. The chorus, with the powerful vocalists, then comes with an uprising momentum until it reaches its peak with an EDM break. Overall the song gives a very vibe vibe with an energetic and groovy dance break.