CRITIC - Blue Sunset (album cover)

CRITIC releases first full-length album ‘Blue Sunset’

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Six years after the release of his debut single, Busan-based rapper CRITIC has now released his first full-length album.

Blue Sunset‘ was made in the years from 2014 to 2016.

From his 2011 mixtape ‘Travel Man’ to ‘Blue Sunset’, CRITIC has been rapping only about his personal experiences and feelings and there is a simple reason for this: He wants to share his happiness with other people. He knows that music can have a very positive effect on the listener and realizing this power early on he has been trying to influence others positively through his own happy experiences.

While everyone is similar in their existence, their ego, daily life, emotions and thoughts, every one of us is like a flower that has its unique beauty. CRITIC dreams of being the butterfly who connects the flowers and helps new flowers to bloom.

This LP features jazz band Swallowtail Butterfly, whose leader CRITIC had been at one point, as well as producers MONOMAN, J.Lu, a l e x, 천지환 (Jihwan Chun), DJ MAD, Woogie, Jack Frost, Scarecrow Beats, and more. CRITIC also worked with different artists for the artwork of each track: KIMI & 12, Ohamking, HaiL, BEKEI KIM, MARVIN KIM, DOO HYEON KANG, SG, and photographers Gongjin Sah (사공진) and Mirae (미래).

As previously mentioned, each track of this album is based on an actual event. All those experiences and inspirations will be made into an essay book and later be sold together with the album.

‘Blue Sunset’ is divided into
Daytime: tracks 1-5
Bluetime: track 6
Nighttime: tracks 7-11
A new morning: tracks 12-16

The intro, track eight ‘saebyeokbada interlude’, the skit and the outro are available on SoundCloud, as well as previews of the other tracks. Simply click on the track titles below to listen in.

Track List & Credits:
  1. Audience Guide (청취 안내)
    Lyrics by CRITIC, Eric Lee
    Produced by 천지환 (Jihwan Chun), O’nuhlin
    Keyboard arranged by O’nuhlin
    Artwork by Ohamking
  2. Laㅈy
    Lyrics by CRITIC
    Produced by 천지환 (Jihwan Chun)
    Vocals arranged by CRITIC
    Artwork by Ohamking
  3. 숨 쉬어 (Breathe)
    Lyrics by CRITIC
    Produced by J.Lu
    Arranged by J.Lu
    Vocals arranged by CRITIC
  4. Purple Rain Single
    Lyrics by CRITIC
    Produced by CRITIC
    Vocals arranged by CRITIC
    Artwork by 사공진 (Gongjin Sah), CRITIC
  5. 6pm Interlude
    Produced by CRITIC
    AD Music by Flavordash (Jacksonpama), O’neal (Revel Studio), CRITIC (Revel Studio)
    Inserted guitar music by MONOMAN
    Keyboard arranged by O’nuhlin
    Narration by 김다미 아나운서 (announcer Dami Kim), CRITIC, 정수유 (Sooyoo Jung)
    Artwork by KIMI & 12
  6. Blue Time (with Swallowtail Butterfly) TITLE
    Lyrics by CRITIC
    Produced by O’nuhlin, MONOMAN, HAZA, 이광혁, CRITIC
    Arranged by O’nuhlin, MONOMAN, HAZA, 이광혁, CRITIC
    Keyboard by O’nuhlin
    Guitar by MONOMAN
    Bass by HAZA
    Drum by 이광혁 (Gwanghyuk Lee)
    Vocals by CRITIC
    Artwork by KIMI & 12
  7. Early Morning Sunshine
    Lyrics by CRITIC
    Produced by CRITIC
    Vocals arranged by CRITIC
    Chorus by Overflow
    Artwork by BEKEI KIM
  8. saebyeokbada interlude
    Lyrics by CRITIC
    Produced by CRITIC
    Vocals arranged by CRITIC
    Artwork by BEKEI KIM
  9. 뮤즈 (●*)
    Lyrics by CRITIC
    Produced by 왜냐구
    Arranged by 왜냐구
    Vocals arranged by CRITIC
  10. Skit – 161114 (The Biggest Supermoon in 68 Years)
    Produced by CRITIC
  11. MER’S
    Lyrics by CRITIC
    Produced by 왜냐구
    Arranged by 왜냐구
    Vocals arranged by CRITIC
    Artwork by Marvin Kim
  12. 괜찮아 (It’s Alright) TITLE
    Lyrics by CRITIC
    Produced by 천지환 (Jihwan Chun)
    Arranged by O’nuhlin, MONOMAN, HAZA, 이광혁 (Gwanghyuk Lee), CRITIC
    Keyboard by O’nuhlin
    Guitar by MONOMAN
    Bass by HAZA
    Drum by 이광혁 (Gwanghyuk Lee)
    Vocals by CRITIC
    Artwork by 이해강 (Haekang Lee, HaiL), 미래 (Mirae)
  13. In (the car) terlude
    Lyrics by CRITIC
    Produced by 왜냐구
    Arranged by 왜냐구
    Vocals arranged by CRITIC
    Recorded at CRITIC’s Car (Bruce Lee, 1999 EF SONATA)
    Recorded with ALIVE MUSIC
    Artwork by ZOOD
  14. Best Drive (with Masstige, DJ MAD)
    Lyrics by CRITIC, Masstige
    Produced & arranged by DJ MAD, WOOGIE
    Vocals arranged by CRITIC
    Bass guitar by HAZA
    Artwork by ZOOD
  15. 삶의 목표 (with MONOMAN)
    Lyrics by CRITIC
    Produced by MONOMAN
    Arranged by MONOMAN
    Vocals arranged by CRITIC
    Artwork by 강두현 (Doohyeon Kang)
  16. 출국 (Outro) (SoundCloud Only)
    Produced by J.Lu

 


Source: Mnet

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