Release Date: November 29, 2010
- 너무 그리워 (Miss You)
- Hot Times (시험하지 말기)
- 다시… 사랑합니다 (Love Again)
- Don’t Lie (Feat. Henry of Super Junior-M)
- 내일은… (Another Day)
S.M. The Ballad is a male vocal group consisting of Super Junior’s Kyuhun, Shinee’s Jonghyn, TRAX’s Jay and newcomer Jino. They are described as being a ballad group and they certainly live up to that billing.
Much of what is on this EP has a Pop/R&B crossover kind of sound and you figure that maybe 4 slow jams would be kind of pushing the tolerance of what people can take but these slickly produced songs prove that it can be done.
I found that the songs that had a bit more of an R&B flavor (Hot Times, Don’t Lie) stood out than the typical pop ballads that you can hear from just about any K-Pop vocal group or soloists (Miss You, Another Day). They just have more of an edge I guess.
Whatever your taste, S.M. The Ballad is definitely worth checking out. If this project is indeed something permanent hopefully they get a full length album sometime in the future.
Vol 1. Miss You