Album: “A Walk to Remember” EP
Label: SM Entertainment
After 12 years of being a member of Girls’ Generation, Yoona finally made her solo debut with “A Walk to Remember”. It made sense to have her do a solo album since she is a very popular member of the group and because others in the group have also made solo albums like Taeyeon and Tiffany. I’m curious about how the album would sound.
First of all, this EP is not what I expected. Originally, I thought I’d be hearing the standard Girls’ Generation song whether it be that EDM heavily infused kind of song or the bubblegum pop that we all got accustomed to.
I felt that if there were going to be any guest appearances, it would be from other idols or anyone from the vast SM Entertainment roster. Instead, we got lesser-known names from other genres.
It was also refreshing that it had more of an adult contemporary feel which was unique. This solo effort felt like she was never part of this mega-group. It was also surprising that she wrote two of the songs too.
I didn’t feel like the lead single was a lead. The entire album kind of just blended altogether which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. A traditional pop hit would have seemed out of place.
I really liked it. None of the songs felt like filler. I felt the music came from her heart and soul. It didn’t feel manufactured like when she does the group activities. The music was really soothing and pleasant. I look forward to hearing more from her as a soloist to see what she has in store next time.
Overall rating: 4/5
Reviewed by: Timtastic