Good & Great
First things first, the concept of Good & Great is, well, great. It’s one that the K-pop industry hasn’t explored much: a workplace aesthetic.
But Key is evidently well fitted for this concept, as he grooves to the choreography in an empty office in the track’s music video.
The dance-pop number opens with addictive piano chords and is pretty easy on the ears. The only pity is that it’s too repetitive, and it gets in your head after a while, but not in the most ideal way.
What keeps the track afloat, though, is its all-too-relatable message. Key sings: “I’m good, I’m great/ I work, get paid/ Thank God all day/ I love it, I’m epic”.
It’s not only a way in which Key expresses the pride he feels doing what he’s doing. But it also amplifies the voices of most office workers today.
Other than Good & Great, there are also other dance-pop numbers like Living Without You (2023). If you’re a sucker for breakup tunes, consider Can’t Say Goodbye (2023), where Key sings about the pain of not being able to break up with a loved one.
For a more introspective take, tune in to Mirror, Mirror (2023). The number is Key’s more sombre exploration on being the perfect human, despite having inherent flaws.