Label: S.M. Entertainment - SMK 0706 • Format: Cassette Album, Limited Edition • Country: South Korea • Genre: Pop •
It was released digitally and physically on October 5,under S. Entertainment and distributed by KT Music. The album contains nine songs, including the title track of the same name, "1 of 1". Musically, the album is a modernized twist on the retro genre, and stretches back to the — period. Additionally, based on their '90s theme, the group released a limited edition of cassette tapes besides the usual CD version.
Music Coreand Inkigayowhere they performed material from the album. On November 15, Feel Good - SHINee - 1 of 1 , Shinee released a repackaged version Feel Good - SHINee - 1 of 1 their fifth studio album titled 1 and 1 with 5 new songs, including the title track "Tell Me Feel Good - SHINee - 1 of 1 to Do". The album is also Shinee's last Korean album to have Jonghyun's appearance prior to his death in the following year.
The album received favorable reviews from music critics, who praised Shinee's successful attempt at the retro style, bringing back the classic, old-school boy band sound, while maintaining the group's previous dreamy-like sound of their last album Odd. It was commercially successful in South Korea and peaked atop the Gaon Feel Good - SHINee - 1 of 1 Chart and sold overalbum copies in one month.
Its title track, "1 of 1", peaked at number four on the Gaon Digital Chartfurther reaching number three on the Billboards World Digital Songs Feel Good - SHINee - 1 of 1 . The accompanying music video also received positive reviews, Stephanie Choi of Hello Asia and Gina Mei of Cosmopolitan praised the nostalgic feel about video as several parts of it — the costumes, the simple, white backdrop, and old film transition techniques reflect the retro style of the late and 90s.
Jeff Benjamin of Fuse praised the atypical portrayals of beauty, as the video includes many different looking female models. Entertainment announced that the new album titled "1 of 1" would be released on October 5,and introduced a new Instagram account created for the group activities.
The track listing of the album was released on September 28,and includes nine tracks. Djed - Skag Arcade - Suicides An Alternative, Youll Be Sorry (All Media) printed a limited 50, copies of the album in cassette format.
Each member of the group introduced one song of their choice in a segment called "Shinee's Pick - What do you think of this song? The music video was revealed during the same event—Onew is not seen during the dance sequences because he was unable to participate due to his injury, but confirmed he is receiving treatment and is almost completely recovered.
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Both the fashion style and the music are inspired by the '90s. The album's concept hails back to "any period from the late s to s," according to member Jonghyun.
The co-composer of the title track, Mike Daley, The Shirt - Patrick Doyle - Gosford Park the producers tried to balance the retro with a modern feel. Daley emphasized that he did not want the new song to be caught in the frame of an old fake song and tried to keep the balance between the retro style and modern sound by giving it a strong drum beat to lead the track.
Most of the songs were created in April at a songwriting camp hosted by S. It is said to have the unique sound of '80s pop music, adopting both House and UK garage genres by mixing synthesizer and deep bass sounds.
The lyrics tell a story about a couple that attempts to spark their fading relationship. Onew, once again, took part in the songwriting process of the album penning the lyrics to the song "Beautiful Life". The music video to 1 of 1 was released on October 5,through S.
Entertainment 's official YouTube channel and takes inspiration from the s—from the group's wardrobe to their dance moves. It also keeps up the retro theme with a technicolor scheme that recalls the aesthetic of the '30s and '40s.
One of the group members, Onewhad to sit out for some of the dancing due to his injury, but is included in the video. Meanwhile, the members are surrounded by dozens of women wearing retro outfits and dance and pose around them. Jeff Benjamin of Fuse praised the group's attempt at the classic, old-school boy band sound and both Tamar Herman of Billboard  and Benjamin compared the title song, "1 of 1" to the music of groups like New Kids on the BlockNew Edition or H. According to Benjamin, Shinee successfully brought their sound straight in to 's technology.
The album was a commercial success in South Korea. It peaked atop of the Gaon Album Chart  after the release and its title song charted on number four of the Gaon Digital Chart. Lee Mi-hyun of JoongAng Daily stated the most noteworthy feature of this Shinee's repackage album, 1 and 1was to pick "Tell Me What to Do" as their title song, stating it is an unfamiliar sound for a ballad but becomes an interesting song choice because it's enough to show the growth of Shinee's musicality, emphasized the group's "singing power is something, which needs to be carefully talked about".
Jeff Benjamin of Fuse compliments the group's vocals in "Tell Me What to Do", one of five new tracks on the 1 of 1 repackaged album, particularly the chorus with Jonghyun delivering "chill-inducing belts", but he adds it's done in a way that one can easily sing along with and states that despite being released late into the year, the blend of melancholy and hope is helping the song to make a "last-minute run to be named one of the best K-pop singles of ".
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