Besides having the most complete instrumentation off the band’s sophomore album, “Một Ngày Không Mưa” (A Day With No Rain) also shows Ngọt is getting sharper at dynamism. The fact that the song sounds completely different from the rest does not mean their signatures aren’t there.
Through each verse and chorus, “Một Ngày Không Mưa” sounds distinctively Ngọt: optimism overflowing in the lyrics, instrumentation never crossing into self-indulgence. At the same time, intertwined with said spirit, Ngọt sometimes goes into shoegaze mode (2:06 mark) and sometimes smartly incorporated an arpeggio section under the main melody. The most surprising addition is obviously the bridge where they completely went full on “indie rock” in such a confident manner that it is hard to believe they are so fresh-faced.
Though Ngọt does not reach the artistic heights they have set in their debut, “Một Ngày Không Mưa” does more than enough to show everyone they are still one of the greatest bands around.
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