For the past two years, Infinite has established themselves with a unique artistic identity. Their songs are almost exclusively produced by Sweetune, and feature a barrage of slickly produced 80’s syths. Its a sound that has taken the boys to the top of the charts, but now Infinite is back, and switching it up a bit. Destiny pairs the group up with Rphbet, and features a more contemporary electro-house sound. Unfortunately, this is a case of one step forward, two steps backward.
To me, it sounds like Rphbet tried a bit too hard to sound like Sweetune. Everything sounds pretty much the same as Infinites other songs….just a bit more disjointed. Their usually smooth and cohesive sound now feels like a jumbled mess of orchestral strings, wobble bass, and four to the floor dance beats. The bubbling syths that we’ve come to associate with the band are still present, but they’re so buried underneath the over-production that they just don’t have the same finesse of Infinite’s past music.
Even the chorus is barely present. Consisting mostly of “Wooo ooh ooh’s,” it just doesn’t get stuck in your head like The Chaser or Before the Dawn. The vocals are at least commendable, and the rapping is decent. However, the high energy beat definitely showcases the group’s best asset; their perfectly synced and complex choreography.
I’m not saying that Destiny is a bad song, but it definitely isn’t Infinite’s best. It just isn’t as finely polished or as sophisticated as anything they’ve released in the past. Maybe I’m biased because I’m a huge fan of Sweetune’s production, but this venture outside the box just didn’t work as well as it should have.
Final Score: 2/5