On 12 March 2018, GOT7 made their long awaited comeback after 6 months, with their new song “Look”, along with the release of their newest EP, “Eyes on You”.
In about 24 hours, the music video hit 7 million views, beating their previous record of 4.1 million for “You Are” MV.
Right after the release of the album and the MV, the hashtag #LookGOT7 on Twitter was trending first worldwide.
As compared to their comeback last year, GOT7 have improved tremendously, ranking at 24th on the Melon Music Charts with their new song, “Look” while “You Are” ranked 42nd.
While the fans were diligently streaming the album and their title song until the wee hours, to their surprise, the members of GOT7 were also awake, accompanying their fans, Ahgases in their conquest.
Mark, the eldest of the group, went on Twitter to express his gratitude for the fans, saying that he was extremely touched by them.
여러분… 감동입니다… 대박이야…?
— Mark Tuan (@mtuan93) March 12, 2018
JB, GOT7’s leader, posted a photo on his Instastory with the caption: “Am I dreaming because I fell asleep”.
Youngjae also posted a black photo on his Instagram with the caption: “Tearing up like this… I should be sleeping.”
With the hard work of the fans, “Look” was able to reach #6 on the Melon Music Charts. Although it was short-lived, it made the fans as well as the members of GOT7 proud and happy beyond words.
About the Album
GOT7’s new album “Eyes On You” has a more mellow undertone and a R&B vibe to it as compared to their previous albums. In their VLIVE Live Premiere, they spoke about how they dedicated this album to their fans, Ahgases.
01. One and Only You (ft. Hyolyn from SISTAR)
GOT7 collaborated with Hyolyn from SISTAR, who happens to be a close friend of JB’s for this song, One and Only You.
In a recent interview, JB mentioned that Hyolyn was the first person who came to mind when he wrote the song.
The lyrics for One and Only You are written by JB and it is a song about not needing anyone or anything other than the female protagonist in the song (Let’s just assume the female protagonist are Ahgases ?).
02. Look (Title Song)
Look is written and produced by JB as well, with the help of other music producers from 220VOLT.
It is said to sound like a mix of Teenager, a song from their previous album “7 For 7”, and One And Only You.
It is an upbeat song of reassurance to their fans to “look” nowhere else but at GOT7 whenever they are feeling down.
03. The Reason
Bambam wrote, produced and arranged the third song in the album, “The Reason”. During the Eyes On You Live Premiere on VLIVE, Bambam mentioned that this song was a continuation to the song he had written and produced in “7 For 7“, Remember You; The Reason is the happier “sibling” of Remember You.
The song talks about how Ahgases are the reason why GOT7 smile and Ahgases have to remember that the boys are always with them.
04. 망설리다 (Hesitate)
망설리다 (Hesitate) is written and produced by Youngjae, under an English name he had given himself Ars. It is a song that relies strongly on acoustics, resembling Bolbbalgan4’s style of music.
The song is about GOT7’s uncertainty of what to say to Ahgases or how to react around Ahgases but still loving Ahgases dearly.
05. 우리 (Us)
우리 (Us) is written and produced by GOT7’s youngest member, Yugyeom. It sounds simliar to 내개, a song with a Latin style beat from “7 For 7”, which is also written and produced by Yugyeom. Now, we know what’s Yugyeom’s favourite choice of music!
The message of the song is that, no matter what happens, despite all the hardships of a relationship, GOT7 will always want to be with Ahgases.
06. 고맙다 (Thank You)
고맙다 (Thank You) is a song for the fans written solely by Jinyoung and it is produced by him as well.
Being a song written from the heart, the lyrics of the song fits the slow, mellow undertone of the song, accompanied with a country-style beat.
In this song, GOT7 is apologetic for always being on the receiving end and are not able to give much to Ahgases who are also sorry to not be able to give despite having given so much to GOT7 in the members’ opinion.
07. Look (Instrumental)
The sixth song on the album, Look (Instrumental), is only available on CD. During the Eyes On You Live Premiere on VLIVE, the boys were discussing about the track being a part of the mini album.
Mark convinced the host that those who are interested in joining JYP Entertainment can use this song for their audition.
As a whole, this album is worth a listen especially for those who enjoy listening to music to lay back and relax. Compared to the other songs, One and Only You and Look are pretty upbeat songs that make you want to get up on your feet and dance to let loose if you ever feel stressed.
As a fellow ahgase, I hope the boys can win #1 in the upcoming music shows they will be attending! I also hope they stay healthy and get enough rest during this time, especially since they will be travelling a lot during their World Tour starting in March.
Please support the boys in their journey in promoting their new album Eyes On You!
Contributor: Alicia Chee
*Credits to @fanatic_got7_ on Twitter for the statistics and information.