While I predominantly cover singles on here, I’ve always been an avid consumer of albums. More often than not, this results in some songs that I adore but others that I detest. As a remedy to this issue, we have Beast Sides! These songs put the Beast in B-side and are either stronger than their accompanying title track or songs that are just too solid to leave out.
While 2020 has been an underwhelming bore for many, Dreamcatcher have managed to transform this rather disastrous year into their strongest by far. Not only have released two of the years strongest singles but their album work has been equally as potent. New mini album ”Dystopia: Lose Myself” only really contains 4 songs but it’s easily one of the strongest and most cohesive minis I’ve heard all year. And while Break The Wall may be the album standout for many, I’m more partial to the English language, euro-dance and EDM inspired greatness of Can’t get you out of my mind.
Even though I don’t want Dreamcatcher to ever stray from their rock heavy sound for their title tracks, it’s honestly incredible how well they fit electronic music. There are a few tethered throughout their discography and they manage to floor me every time. From Sleepwalking to And there was no one left and the masterpiece that is Silent Night, Dreamcatcher never disappoint with tracks like this. And despite it being their first English language track, Can’t get you out of my mind continues this near flawless run.
This kind of melodic mid to late 2000’s EDM was everywhere when I was growing up and while it might sound generic to many, it feels like pop nirvana to these ears. It carries the kind of emotive backing that made songs like Rihanna’s We Found Love and David Guetta’s Titanium so iconic. And for me, this is a massive bonus. I love how it opens with nothing more than a simple synth line on a bed of restrained electronics before the melancholic first verse introduces a more substantial backing. But this isn’t the kind of momentum stalling moodiness that I always complain about. There’s some real melody here and it’s never sucked into a momentum killing instrumental. In its place there’s a consistent beat and instrumental flourishes which compliment the melody rather than go against it.
But the song really begins to ascend during its glorious pre-chorus. Most of the instrumental drops out here to shine full spotlight on Yoohyeon’s fantastic vocals. From here we get a riveting build towards the drop which recalls genres such as mid-2000’s eurodance and early 2010’s EDM to great effect. But rather than settle for a simple instrumental drop for a chorus, the girls come roaring back with an equally dynamic hook that truly gets this song over the line. Boca might be the title track but I think I like this song just a *little* bit more.
Final Rating: 9 / 10