K-pop boy band ATEEZ comes back with their third EP [TREASURE EP.3 : One To All] after the release of their 2nd EP [TREASURE EP.2 : Zero To One] in January. Only been 8 months after their debut, ATEEZ has been gaining the attention of the audiences with their skillful performances and stage manners. Especially, the conceptual visuals and music of ATEEZ has mesmerized the fans. Recently, ATEEZ has toured five North American cities including Los Angeles and New York City, and 10 European countries including England and France to perform in front of their global fans. All of the tickets were sold out to prove that they are the next global kpop boy band.

All eyes are on the one-and-only ATEEZ for their comeback, stepping up another level to their game.

[TREASURE EP.3 : One To All]

In the previous TREASURE series, members of the band have become one under the name of ATEEZ. Their journey to search for members’ ‘TREASURE’ that exists somewhere has started. Now that each other has become everything for one, the journey towards the ‘TREASURE’ has become everything for the members. Through rough and dangerous adventures, ATEEZ still does not lose the youthfulness and curiosity in them. They still find joy and excitement in the adventures, for all eight members are one.

In this EP, one can experience the new concept of positive energy by the eight members of ATEEZ. The transformation of the members can be found in their visuals, artworks, music videos, etc. The youthfulness that might be closer to the real life looks of ATEEZ hidden behind the intensity of their performances attracts the audiences to join them in their adventures.

[Two key tracks : ILLUSION & Wave]

[TREASURE EP.3 : One To All] has a similar context with the previous release, in a different emotional aspects. In the same summer, two titled tracks consist of two different concepts. This is due to the desire of ATEEZ to approach the fans in various different ways.

 

The first titled track, ‘ILLUSION’, is a hip-hop inspired track where ATEEZ sings their incredible experiences on a mysterious island. The arrangements with witty hip-hop beats, playful pianos and brass hits sound as if the music was portraying a playground where ATEEZ decided to lay freely the universe they witnessed in the illusions. Whimsical and preposterous lyrics liven up the song, and along with their trendy choreography, ATEEZ’s unique party tune is perfectly done. You will experience a kitsch yet youthful side of ATEEZ.

The second titled track ‘WAVE’ is a mash-up of globally trending genre Moombahton with country guitars. With lyrical guitar sounds, the members of ATEEZ invites the audiences to the grand sea this time. Sometimes the giant waves can be scary and unmanageable; ATEEZ is saying that it is nothing when we have each other. Listen to meet the eight boys stronger than ever in front of the wild waves.

Just as the previous TREASURE series, talented singer-songwriter EDEN leads the production along with the producing team EDE- NERY, which consists of BUDDY, LEEZ, Ollounder.

[TRACK REVIEW]

1. UTOPIA

Utopia is an EDM track that portrays the idea of ATEEZ sprinting towards their utopia of the dreams. The explosive drop in the chorus gives the impression of arrival at the utopia being broken free of the reality full of prejudices. The climatic ending after the dramatic storytelling leaves a lingering imagery.

2. ILLUSION

The first titled track, ‘ILLUSION’, is a hip-hop inspired track where ATEEZ sings their incredible experiences on a mysterious island. Whimsical and preposterous lyrics liven up the song, and along with their trendy choreography, ATEEZ’s unique party tune is perfectly done. You will experience a kitsch yet youthful side of ATEEZ.

3. Crescent

“Open your eyes”, with someone whispering into your ears, you open your eyes. Synesthetic narrations and instrumentals reminds you of a scene in a movie to suggest a completely new chapter.

4. WAVE

The second titled track ‘WAVE’ is a mash-up of globally trending genre Moombahton with country guitars. It contains the message that we should enjoy the moment and the adventure itself as if the giant waves on the journey to come is nothing. Especially, the energetic chorus that resembles shouting of a slogan symbolizes the members of the ATEEZ not afraid to face the wild waves. Lyrical guitars with pluck sounds combine to move the audience.

5. AURORA

ATEEZ stays up many nights in the dream-like journey. They encounter an aurora in one of those nights. The eight members of ATEEZ feel the same emotions watching the aurora. The members find a new hope in the radiance of the aurora in the dark night. More meaningful as the leader Hongjoong participated in writing the lyrics and the melodies, Aurora develops with a moody guitar riff into an ATEEZ signature dynamic drop. The track portrays what the members have felt in witnessing the aurora in the dreamy journey.

6. Dancing Like Butterfly Wings

The finale of the third adventure, ‘Dancing Like Butterfly Wings’ portrays how the flap of our little wings may be small like a butterfly’s, it can become a huge wind to finally reach the dream. It is a medium tempo track with rock influences. The snare and distorted guitar sounds that feels as if your heart is being touched, along with shouts in the chorus makes the listeners’ hearts beat faster.