Blueming

  • I. Introduction

    Blueming (stylized BLUEMING) is the sixth extended play by the South Korean band CNBLUE. It was released on April 4, 2016, under FNC Entertainment and distributed by LOEN Entertainment. The band began developing the record within the same time period as "Cinderella" from 2gether (2015). Writing and recording for the album commenced in midst of the 2015 CNBLUE Live "Come Together" concert tour. Upon its completion, the band's record label announced that the quartet would release a mini-album.

    II. Critical Reception

    Writing for Fuse, columnist Jeff Benjamin expressed that CNBLUE "continues to expand its musical palette" on what he considers an "ambitious" mini-album. He felt that the band was capable of making "You're So Fine" sound "fresh", and noted the similarities between the lead single and "Hold My Hand" from 2gether. He cited "The Seasons" as being a "standout" track and described CNBLUE's "growing crossover potential" with the all-English "Stay Sober". Three critics opined on the record for TV Daily: Kim Ji-ha dubbed the lead single "sweet" and noted "Young Forever" for its "memorable lyrics"; Kim Han-gil referred to Blueming as a "charming album"; and Lee Yun-min complimented CNBLUE for "making band music", which he deemed "a rarity" in the current musical climate.

    III. Track Listing

    No. Title Length
    1 You're So Fine 3:52
    2 The Seasons 3:49
    3 Young Forever 4:00
    4 Without You 4:16
    5 Stay Sober 3:52

    IV. Music Video & Audio

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