Tuesday, 19 September 2017

JJ Project - Verse#2

Hello
안녕하세요 
(Annyeonghaseyo)
こんにちは 
(Konnichiwa)
你好
(Ni Hao)


So it's now 5 years later and JJ Project are back with their first mini album as well as their first comeback in 5 years.


In July it was announced that to many ahgase's delight that JJ Project were making a return to the music industry, on the 15th of July their schedule announcement was released.
On the 21ts of July 2 teasers were released; JJ Project "Verse 2" Track Card 1 "Coming Home" and JJ Project "Verse 2" Track Card 2 "내일, 오늘 (Tomorrow, Today).
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On the 22nd of July 2 more teasers were released; JJ Project "Verse 2" Track Card 3 "On&On" and JJ Project "Verse 2" Track Card 4 "Icarus".
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On the 23rd of July 2 more teasers were released; JJ Project "Verse 2" Track Card 5 "Don't Wanna Know" and JJ Project "Verse 2" Track Card 6 "Find You".
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On the 24th of July the next 2 teasers were released; JJ Project "Verse 2" Track Card 7 "그날 (The Day) and JJ Project "Verse 2" Track Card 8 "Fade Away".
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On the 25th of July 5 image teasers were released for JB.




On the 26th of July 5 image teasers were released for Jinyoung.




On the 27th of July 7 image teasers were released of JJ Project.






On the 28th of July the M/V teaser was released for title track 내일, 오늘 (Tomorrow, Today).
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On the 29th of July the JJ Project "Verse 2" Album Spoiler was released.
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On the 31st of July the M/V for 내일, 오늘 (Tomorrow, Today) was released along with the digital and physical release of their first mini album Verse#2.
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Both JB and Jinyoung said that they wrote the lyrics for their mini album based on their anxieties on going through life in their 20's, JJ Project also held a photography exhibition to commemorate the release of their mini album, which was composed of photographs they had taken themselves as well as their own essays, and unlisted photographs which could only be viewed at the exhibition.
Both JB and Jinyoung were heavily involved with their mini album, with Jinyoung helping to co-write and co-compose Coming Home as well as co-writing his solo song 그날 (The Day).
JB helped to co-write and co-compose Icarus, Find You and his solo song Fade Away.
Together both JB and Jinyoung helped to co-write and co-compose On&On as well as co-writing Don't Wanna Know and title track 내일, 오늘 (Tomorrow, Today).
During promotions for 내일, 오늘 (Tomorrow, Today) and Verse#2, clips were released through GOT7's official YouTube channel and their official V Live channel, following them as they were promoting, titled JJ Diary The Moments.

Verse#2 peaked at No.2 on the Gaon Albums Chart, No.29 on the Oricon Albums Chart, No.9 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart and No.2 on the Billboard World Albums Chart.
Gaon Sales:
116,404+
Oricon Sales:
3,823+
Billboard Sales:
1,000+
Totalling:
121,227+ copies sold so far.
So far the M/V for 내일, 오늘 (Tomorrow, Today) has gained 6,073,940 million views, with the views increasing each day.

Verse#2 was released in 2 versions, a Today Version and a Tomorrow Version. Both versions are set out in a softback book style case, with both versions also having the same layout, both versions have different covers as well as Cd designs, with the photo book for both versions being random with 4 being available; On The Road, Among The Field, By The Platform and In The Lake House. Both versions come with 1 of 6 random lyric cards, 3 random photo cards; a clear photo card, a boyfriend photo card and a childhood photo card, and also 1 of 2 retro posters which is also random. Pre-orders of the mini album also came with a photo essay booklet containing photographs taken by JB and Jinyoung.

Track List:
Coming Home
내일, 오늘 (Tomorrow, Today)
On&On
Icarus
Don't Wanna Know
Find You
그날 (The Day)*Jinyoung solo*
Fade Away *JB solo*



















 



 















































I actually have 3 copies of this album, I have 2 copies of the Tomorrow version and 1 copy of the Today version, I didn't pay attention to the fact till doing this post that the photo books were random, I'd assumed that they would have the same photo books so handed over a a copy of the Tomorrow version to Skye, I've now realised that both of my Tomorrow versions do indeed have different photo books. Both my Tomorrow copy and my Today copy both have the same photo book which is the Among The Field photo book, while the Tomorrow copy that I gave to Skye has the By The Platform photo book, minus the lyric card and photo book everything else in both the Tomorrow versions were the same. I love the pictures and concept it shows that both JB and Jinyoung have really matured and grown in the past 5 years, especially when it comes to the music they release, I was in love with this album as soon as I heard the album spoiler, I loved that the sound was completely different from both JJ Projects debut and the music they release as GOT7. A majority of GOT7 tracks that I love are written and composed by JB and Jinyoung, so I was really happy knowing they had participated in the full JJ Project mini album. Each track is completely different but suits the concept of the album, I really like that it's a laid back album that you can sit and read a book while listening to while still being able to get you dancing and tapping your feet. I personally think even though I would have loved another track like Bounce, I prefer the route they took because if they had continued with something like Bounce it wouldn't have shown any growth in their musical capabilities. I'm thinking of doing a Top 10 albums list at the end of the year and I know this album will be making an appearance, check out tracks from the album below.

Coming Home

Don't Wanna Know

On&On

On&On

Icarus
By Vi Lope

Find You

그날 (The Day) (Jinyoung Solo)

Fade Away (JB Solo)
By yeomie

내일, 오늘 (Tomorrow, Today)

내일, 오늘 (Tomorrow, Today)

Like many GOT7 and JJ Project fans, I'm glad that JJ Project have had the time to shine again, especially with music that they love and want to send messages with, as well as telling their personal stories about the decisions they've had to make since their teens.

Were you happy for JJ Projects return?
Do you have a favourite track from the mini album?
Which version do you have?
Let me know in the comments below.

See you soon!


안녕
(Annyeong)
さようなら
(Sayonara)
再见
(ZaiJian)
Bye