INFINITIZE, released on 5.15.12, is Infinite’s 1st mini-album.
The mini-album starts off with 「INFINITIZE」, which is just a short intro using a similar instrumental to The Chaser.
「추격자 (The Chaser)」, the title song, uses an electronica instrumental to create a sound familiar to Infinite’s past songs. The members’ vocals are low and steady, following a beat that is also familiar to their past songs. The chorus has them harmonizing together, coming together with a unified sound. A rap follows shortly after the chorus, followed by a short second verse, then the bridge leading into the chorus. While the song is fairly standard of Infinite’s sound and the song is quite nice, it’s nothing new to really be unique to Infinite. Still a nice song though.
「Feel So Bad」 has a light orchestra instrumental before prominent beats come in to create a dynamic instrumentation as the members sing in a medium pace. The chorus speeds things up a little bit as the members harmonize together. It feels like something is missing from this song… can’t quite place what it is.
「그해여름 (In The Summer)」 is a light summer song with a guitar and percussion instrumental, making for a breezy summer song. The members take turns in the verse, but in the chorus, they harmonize wonderfully, as if they’re singing around a campfire in a joyous, energetic mood.
A melancholic orchestra begins 「눈물만 (Only Tears)」, which is followed by a solo piano coupled with the acoustic guitar as the members sing individually. Their tone is melancholic and emotional as they express the lyrics carefully.
「니가좋다 (I Like You)」 starts off immediately as, “I like you! I need you!” echoes in the background with a upbeat electronica instrumental. It’s a cute song and pretty self explanatory. They do a really nice job of having the vocal being backed by the other member, it makes the song sound lighthearted.
The mini-album ends with the midtempo ballad 「With…」, a mixture of keyboard, percussion, and guitar as the instrumental, as the boys sing with low, sad vocals. The boys do a great job of vocal control in order to get the right emotion for this song.
This mini-album is okay; it seems pretty standard of Infinite’s music, so I’m not really surprised to see this kind of stuff coming from them. Nothing really stood out to me too much, but I did enjoy In The Summer and Only Tears is a great, emotional ballad. (Another lackluster post, mainly the heat is getting to me).