WOODZ drops new pop-punk EP COLORFUL TRAUMA

WOODZ dives into the 2000s emo-pop/rock sounds for his new EP


WOODZ (Cho Seung Youn) is back with new music as he releases his fourth mini-album, COLORFUL TRAUMA. Diving into the 2000s emo-rock sounds, WOODZ fully embraces a new concept, musically and visually, in stark contrast to what the K-Pop scene is right now.

For COLORFUL TRAUMA, WOODZ has decided to focus more on the music his fans can listen to rather than the performance and stages. Through the five songs that compose the EP, WOODZ is accompanied by a band.

Seven months since the release of Only Lovers LeftCOLORFUL TRAUMA delves into the memories of a past relationship that has caused traumas and distress.

For the title track, ‘I Hate You’, K-Pop sounds merge with the 2000s emo-pop/rock ones and the aesthetics in the music video. The song has blazing guitars and a bouncy pop melody, with a perfect mix of melancholy and brightness in the chorus.

The EP’s opening song, ‘Dirt on my leather’, starts with an 80s guitar riff that sets the rock ‘n roll vibe. ‘HIJACK’ mixes pop, punk and rap – something unexpected but working well thanks to its composition. ‘Better and better’ has an alt-rock vibe where WOODZ delivers his raw emotions with his perfect vocals and high notes. ‘Hope to be like you’ is an upbeat closing with soft vocals that give a nostalgic feeling.

Shortly after the release of COLORFUL TRAUMA, the EP debuted No.3 on the Worldwide iTunes Album Chart and charted No.1 on the iTunes Top Album chart in various countries, including Brazil, Thailand, Japan, and Sweden. The EP landed No.3 on the Hanteo daily chart with 32,111 unit sales.

With COLORFUL TRAUMA, WOODZ has brought a new and interesting listening experience to K-Pop fans with an EP that has a perfect pop/rock balance and is beautifully composed.

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