Freed from YG Entertainment’s clutches, iKON are now releasing music with greater frequency. Panorama arrives just months after the group’s latest album and sees the guys working with new collaborators. However, the track retains iKON’s classic sound.
At its best, Panorama works as a pleasant, sing-song mid-tempo that showcases a lighter side of iKON’s musical persona. I feel like I’ve heard many of its melodies before, but the overall vibe is well-suited to the group’s appeal. If I’m being picky, I would have removed the whistling during the chorus in favor of a more interesting instrumental hook. Whistling tends to wear out its welcome quite quickly and a more robust arrangement may have elevated Panorama‘s repetitive hooks.