Rookie boy band Masc makes a hot debut with their first mini-album Strange! The four talented members include leader Woo Soo who has participated in producing soundtracks for web dramas, vocalist Hee Jae, and rappers Lee Rook and ACE, who is also a member of underground hip-hop crew Rassay Sunz. The powerful title number "Strange" is a bluesy guitar-accompanied song composed by Park Woo Sang, who has collaborated with popular groups like Mamamoo, miss A and BTOB. The six-track debut mini-album also contains "I Can't Breathe," as well as the Woo Soo-penned "Meaningless" and "Why Always Me?"
Another debut that I missed this year. But better late, than never! MASC is a 4 member boy group currently under JJ Holic Media. They made their debut back in August this year. The four members includes Woosoo, 26, A.C.E and Hee Jae. They debuted with the song, Strange, which was part of their first mini album.
Unlike the title, the song is not “strange”. In fact, it is a classy track that has a very smooth instrumental. The song has a very nice electrical guitar sound and also having a nice hip-hop / RnB vibe. The style does remind me of Beast’s songs back in the day. The vocals and rapping of this band are quite nice. I love how the song slows down at the bridge and then it just goes back to being upbeat and smooth with a simple curse word that is bleeped out. In KPOP alone, this is probably one of the few tracks that do contain a bleeped out curse. Would I say they are geniuses or are cool for doing that? Probably not. But because the bleeping out of a word is quite rare in KPOP, it does capture your attention. The song is quite catchy and it becomes addictive for a while. The song just became overshadowed by other songs released then. Overall, I think the song is quite up my alley.
To find out what comes inside the physical album check out an unboxing review here.