VIXX Captivates with Eau De VIXX
VIXX is back with their third full album and once again do not disappoint. Their latest album, Eau De VIXX, takes on a perfume/cologne type concept, which is a concept that has yet to be explored. The album includes a total of 10 brand new songs with the addition of their prior release, “Shangri-La”, and an instrumental of their title track. VIXX takes fans and listeners on another journey with them, inviting them to another ethereal album.
Although the VIXX members are portrayed as scientists as they are creating their own special scent, please do not confuse it for their title track, “향 Scentist.” Like all their previous music videos, VIXX once again makes use of elaborate and artistic sets, filled with color aesthetics that are sleek, yet simple. The focus of the music video is the the red vials and bottles that are the scent that comes from the roses that the VIXX members experiment with. The song portrays the message of temptation and desire. Whomever they are directing their interest to, the VIXX members have been so enchanted by this person’s scent and must have it. There is even a snake that is included in the music video that the members all look at in wonder. The addition of the snake can be interpreted as a sign of temptation as the animal is known to be associated with temptation. It’s the little details and close attention from VIXX that make them one of the top K-Pop artists that have such complex and captivating concepts. “향 Scentist” truly leaves a great impression and sets up the anticipation for the rest of the album.
As mentioned previously, there are a total of 10 new songs off Eau De VIXX with the inclusion of their previous release of “Shangri-La.” Many fans and listeners can expect an album that will have you grooving and dancing along. There is a mixture of electro, R&B, and ballads throughout the album, giving a diverse set of songs that lead you through an incredible journey. Whether it’s down the catwalk of a fashion show with “Silence” and “Trigger,” or at a party with “My Valentine,” “Escape,” and “Odd Sense,” there is a song for those wanting to feel a little bold and adventurous.
For those who are looking for a chill, relaxed vibe, “Resemble” is an acoustic, R&B ballad that will definitely satisfy that need and also leave you in awe at the sound of VIXX’s soothing vocals and rap. Still need a song that will lift up your spirits? “Good Day” and “Circle” have a funky and addictive beat that is also perfect for the summer season. But the gem within this album has to be their song completely dedicated to their fans, Starlights. “Navy & Shining Gold,” which is titled after their fandom colors, is for their fans, and a reminder to fans that the group is grateful for their support and love. “Navy & Shining Gold” is for fans to know that VIXX always has them in their minds and hearts, and it is a touching addition to the album.
VIXX has released a solid album that is well deserving of a listen. From the concept to the selection of songs within the album, VIXX leaves a big impression, and fans and listeners will certainly enjoy it. Please give this album a listen if you haven’t already!