FT Island celebrated their ten year anniversary by releasing a 13-track album, “Over Ten Years” and the music video for their title song, Wind. The first idol band went back to their roots releasing an emotional power ballad. Composed by front-man, Lee Hongki, the song, describing a man’s feelings after being left by his lover, is a masterpiece.
Starting off with a slow piano, the melody builds complexity with adding Hongki‘s vocals, haunting string instruments, drums and guitar before approaching the soaring climax of instruments. The sound is not repetitive making it unlike other ballads and, brings in the rock elements that FT Island identify with. Hongki’s amazing voice is clear, emotive and carries the song to perfection.
In celebrating their tenth anniversary with this release, FT Island is showcasing their evolution, maturity and talent while reconfirming what Primadonna’s everywhere already knew: FT Island is an amazing band.
My personal favorite part of the song? Hongki’s desperate pleas of “I need you, I love you” are haunting and really bring the emotion of the song out.
This is definitely one of the best songs of 2017 so far.
When asked about the past 10 years, FTISLAND states that “We never settled and always strived to make changes. We weren’t afraid of these changes which is why we were able to make it this far.” FTISLAND received recognition and popularity upon debut, however they strived to challenge themselves over the past 10 years which helped to develop them as a band with their own color. – FNC Entertainment