In 2012, JYP Entertainment, one of Korea’s dominant music companies, debuted a new duo. The bright JJ Project garnered attention with their upbeat, genre-blending “Bounce,” but was incorporated into GOT7 two years later. Now, with the release of a new album, JJ Project has resurfaced with a brand new sound five years after their first, and only, release.
On Monday (July 31), JB (Lim Jaebeom) and Jinyoung (Park Jinyoung) dropped their first EP as JJ Project, Verse #2, led by the reflective single “Tomorrow, Today.” Divesting of their youthful debut sound, and the dance R&B elements favored by GOT7 singles as of late, the contemplative K-pop track offers up a mellow, pop rock alternative, with similarly laid-back styles heard throughout the rest of the EP.
Featuring a gentle, percussive rhythm and harmonious melodies, "Tomorrow, Today" blends JB's smooth tone with Jinyoung's melodious one. While the mature, more intimate sonic styling is a definite change of pace, it's a fitting second-wind for the two men who have spent five years of their career together, during which they've balanced one another's vocals both in JJ Project and as two of GOT7's main vocalists.