SEOUL, Sep 17 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop boy group NCT 127 released their third studio album “Sticker” on Friday, featuring a mix of genres ranging from hip-hop and R&B to pop and dance in a total of 11 tracks.
In an online press conference ahead of the release, the nine musicians said they were delighted to be back with their first full album in a year and a half and look forward to reuniting with their fans as soon as pandemic conditions make it. will allow.
“This is our first album during the pandemic,” said rapper Mark. “We did it with a desire to see our fans, so it means different in that sense, and I feel the quality of the album and the time and effort we put into it was on a different level as well. . “
The lead single “Sticker” is a hip-hop dance song underscored by a powerful bassline woven into the floating melody of a whistle.
It is about two people determined to stay together and love each other in a complicated world.
Mark and Taeyong participated in the writing of the rap.
“We’ve been thinking a lot about what our fans would like to see because this is our first album in a long time,” said Doyoung.
“It’s boring if our music and performances are the same as before… we talked about it a lot and are happy with the result, because it’s a great album.”
Reflecting fan expectations, pre-orders surpassed 2.12 million copies on Wednesday, which is a record for the group and sets the stage for a double million sellers, according to the group’s label, SM Entertainment.
Other tracks include “Lemonade,” a hip-hop dance song that Johnny says sends the message, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
“Breakfast”, “Focus”, “The Rainy Night”, “Far”, “Bring The Noize” and “Magic Carpet Ride” are the names of some of the other tracks on the album.
But when asked which was their favorite, several members chose “Promise You”, a song about the desire of someone you have already split up with.
“It carries the message we want to send to our fans,” Johnny said. “It contains the most important elements of our album and expresses what we have felt over the past 1 1/2 years.”
NCT 127 debuted in 2016 as a sub-unit of the umbrella boy group NCT. Although he is based in Seoul, he also gained a large following abroad, especially in the United States.