Review: “Something Beautiful” - JUNG
One thing I love about music is how different eras can influence how some songs are made. One great example is the song “Something Beautiful” by JUNG, a Swedish indie-pop duo comprised of brothers Tom and Henrik Ljungqvist. The style of the song is reminiscent of music from the 80s and 90s. Pair this killer song with the 90210-style music video JUNG released on YouTube, and you have - what I expect to be - a massive hit. I love the way this song was written. “You tell your secrets for attention, just to see if someone’s there,” is one of the lines that stood out to me the most. I can relate in more ways than one to this. One thing that I feel is very important when creating music is trying to find a way to relate to your audience, and I think they did a really good job of achieving that.
As I said before, this song is very reminiscent of music from the 80s and 90s. I think what really helped with this was the instrumentals. The song opens with sounds that feel like their being ripped straight from a classic space sci-fi movie, and I love it. It kind of sounds like they used a synthesizer to make some of these instrumentals, which I feel was a very smart move to make. With a song like this, the backing track is what really makes the song unique. So, I really do think they hit the nail on the head. I haven’t heard a song that sounded like this in quite literally years. It was so energetic and lively, it made me want to get up and dance! And even the music video was catchy, what with its nod to the classic American television show from the 90s, 90210.
JUNG was formed in 2018, and debuted with their single: “Vera”. Since their debut, JUNG has achieved a lot. On Spotify, they average around 316,000 monthly listeners, have surpassed 100 million global streams, and have even released a double platinum single titled “Let Him Go” featuring musical artist Clara Mae. Aside from the upbeat style of “Something Beautiful,” JUNG released their EP, “She,” in 2021. This song was a lot more emotional and was able to show off a different side of the duo. JUNG has a sound that is comparable to artists such as The 1975, Majid Jordan, and even Bon Iver! But JUNG on their own are so incredibly unique, and I can’t wait to listen to what they release next.
Written By Isabel Mays