Days after announcing their first-ever American solo concerts, Korean boy band SHINee dropped a new Japanese single. On Friday, the eve of the Lunar New Year, the quintet released “Get the Treasure,” off of their new Five album.
The new single breaks away from the group’s most recent electro-pop Korean single, 2016’s “Tell Me What To Do,” with a brassier funk sound. "Get the Treasure" is SHINee’s first song of 2017.
SHINee last toyed with funk on 2015’s “Married to the Music,” but the boisterous Japanese single is a nice return to the genre. “Get the Treasure” features a clapping beat and a high-pitched chorus that brings the members' voices extremely close to full-on falsetto. Members Minho and Key tone things down momentarily with a disjointed, not entirely necessary, rap that stalls the general beat of the song -- something that also hindered the smooth flow of “Tell Me What to Do” -- but the production of the upbeat “Get the Treasure” overall provides an energetic addition to SHINee’s diverse repertoire.