Review by Nick at TheBiasList.com. (Lightly edited.)
I wasn’t sure that we’d ever get to hear Monsta X‘s version of a fun, upbeat summer single. "Newton" was tailor made for the melodic pop-loving crowd, giving Monsta X a chance to branch out with a style they’ve yet to attempt.
"Newton" is a jubilant display of pop melody that adds to this year’s growing summertime K-pop playlist.
In many ways, the song hearkens back to a simpler time in K-pop. It’s just a solid pop song delivered by a group who knows what they’re doing. Sometimes that can be the perfect breather between heavily scrutinized comebacks and demanding dance routines. It feels like "Newton" will hold up in the long run because of its simple, timeless appeal.