Track: Days Gone By | Artist: Day6 | Album: Remember Us: Youth Part 2

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For their latest release, Day6 decided to go retro (yes!!) with hints of Japanese city pop (yes!!!!!).

Day6 is JYP Entertainment’s resident band-style boy group, analogous to Trax from SM Entertainment or CNBLUE from FNC. Bands aren’t very well represented in mainstream K-Pop, which does tend to prefer more traditional performance-style acts. In fact, I can’t think of one female band-style group from any of the major agency players (and no, AOA doesn’t count).

Which makes Day6's relative youth—they only debuted in 2015—all the more welcome, along with Days Gone By’s wonderful dip into that lovely 80s synth sound. Please, more washed-out CRT filters and disco lighting. Everything you’ve got.