Day6, JYP Entertainment’s resident rock outfit, just wrapped up their energetic North American Live & Meet tour and now they’re back with “All Alone,” their latest entry in their canon of emotive lyricism.
The acoustic guitar-driven ballad has a breezy sound that belies the longing lyrical content, courtesy of the band’s prolific lyricist Young K. The twinkling of the xylophone keys adds an aural resonance to lyrics like, “All alone/ Under the moonlight and so I am/ All alone/ Only the cold night air is with me.”
The four singers’ vocal colors complement each other and their distinct voices manage to effortlessly congeal in lightly sung melodies. It’s impressive to see Sungjin’s relatively gruff voice enter his higher register here.
The quintet busks in front of a projector that replays scenes from their last music video for “When You Love Someone,” where the members don’t so much compete as brood over the affections of the primary actress. (Meanwhile, Jae can’t contain his obsession with the barista.)
“All Alone” is part of the band’s ambitious EveryDay6 project, where they release new songs every month for a year.
Watch the “All Alone” music video below.