Duo LAYBACKSOUND makes their return with the true-to-their-name 4hours and it is a nice, winter slow jam.

A track that seems to be about two people who spend more time travelling than they do with each other but who are going to try to hold on to what they have, the melancholy undertone of the production is a good fit for the theme.  Likely the work of member Cream, the smooth R&B melody contains some nice jazz elements and manages to pick up the pace on the chorus just enough to keep the listener (who might want something faster) from sliding away.

The lyrics are a masterstroke of minimalism.  They convey a lot of information for the listener/reader to pick up on, but there really aren’t a lot of words here.  This style also plays to theme as the lead singer Gyeol and Lee Bada trade brief, emotional sentences as they rush through their lives.  We especially like the lines your flight leaves in 4hours/and you’re calling me; it conveys how important the other person is to the other while also showing that they other understand that they are trying their best to make it work.

The vocals are pretty good as well.  We hate to make these comparisons, but it’s apropos for a Western audience sometimes.  The entire groove of the song, from vocals to production, reminds us Tuxedo.  This isn’t a case of copying though, LAYBACKSOUND has been around just about as long (if not longer) than that group.

As for this trippy-ass video, we don’t know what is going on here.

Translated lyrics courtesy of KpopScene.

Lyrics:
Sometimes
Can not hear
I ask you

Once
Not visible
I’ll ask you.

We’re a little farther, but do not forget each other.
Sometimes I take it out of memory

We will live separate lives
But do not say bye
Do not say bye

Between the crumpled clothes
I put

What else to pack
Where we are

Time keeps me looking

We’re a little farther, but do not forget each other.
Sometimes I take it out of memory

We will live separate lives
But do not say goodbye
Do not say bye

Always always comes and goes
Always always comes and goes
We do not get it

Always always comes and goes
Always always comes and goes
We do not get it

My flight leaves in 4hours
And I’m calling you
Your flight leaves in 4hours
And You’re calling me

We’re a little farther, but do not forget each other.
Sometimes I take it out of memory

We will live separate lives
But do not say goodbye
Do not say bye

Always always comes and goes
Always always comes and goes
We do not get it

Always always comes and goes
Always always comes and goes
We do not get it

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