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(G)I-DLE – I burn

Kicking off 2021 in style, K-Pop sensation (G)I-DLE release their anxiously awaited brand-new mini-album I burn today. Get it HERE via Republic Records.

As the group’s most fully realized conceptual effort to date, I burn examines the emotional rollercoaster of a breakup, distilling all of the ups and downs into a genre-busting artistic statement. Incorporating Eastern instrument sounds, it depicts a story of mixed emotions one may go through in the process of parting and finding happiness again. As ‘my’ story begins with a burned heart by a painful breakup, the album ends by showing although these scars may hurt me, they make me glow and bloom a red flower.

Amplifying the members’ voices as creators and songwriters, the six-track project notably features writing by leader SOYEON on three songs, MINNIE on two songs, and YUQI on one song. Among SOYEON’s contributions, the lead single “HWAA” catches listeners’ ears with its addictive hook and lyrics depicting dramatic emotional changes. The song builds with its musical arrangements and Eastern instrument sounds to let the listeners feel the aching pain from a breakup. Lyrically, it explores “the pain of love by using blazing fire and a beautiful flower as metaphors.

“LOST” reflects raw feeling with R&B production punctuated by synth loops and guitar, and Where is love”brings (G)I-DLE back to the dancefloor with retro-style funky bass and a chantable refrain. “MOON” is an upbeat, honest pop track with a catchy hook built upon a danceable disco rhythm, bass, and synthesizer. Meanwhile, “HANN(Alone in winter)” reaches heavenly heights over cinematic production as the moombahton-inspired finale “DAHLIA” glide towards a sweeping refrain, “I’ll choose to love you anyway cuz you’re my dahlia.

Last year, (G)I-DLE incited a frenzy worldwide with “DUMDi DUMDi,which gathered 18.3 million Spotify streams and 74 million YouTube views on the music video. Not to mention, their “Oh my god” music video picked up a nomination in the category of BEST K-POP at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. Plus, they broke the internet with the 2020 (G)I-DLE ONLINE CONCERT ‘I-LAND : WHO AM I.Their official U.S. debut mini-album I trust claimed #1 on the iTunes Overall Album Charts in 61 markets with acclaim from MTV, Billboard, Just Jared, and more. (G)I-DLE have reached astonishing heights with 805 million YouTube views and north of 752 million streams on Spotify.

With I burn, they have the potential to catch fire like never before in every corner of the globe.

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Blackpink – The Album

One of the year’s most wildly anticipated releases, The Album by Blackpink, is out today via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records. With guest spots from Selena Gomez and Cardi B, The Album is the first full-length studio effort from the powerhouse K-pop quartet. In addition, Blackpink have premiered the mind-blowing visual for “Lovesick Girls,” the third single from The Album.

The Album is full of fun and well received bops. Along with “Lovesick Girls,” The Album features Blackpink’s smash hit singles “How You Like That” and “Ice Cream.” Released nearly three months ago, “How You Like That” blew up online and won Song of Summer at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. The trap-pop anthem also shattered a number of YouTube records, including most views within the first 24 hours for a music video, and charted in 26 countries around the world. Meanwhile, “Ice Cream” debuted at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 following its August 28 premiere, emerging as the first Blackpink single to crack the chart’s top 20.

The Album by Blackpink includes eight songs which are:

1. How You Like That

2. Ice Cream (feat. Selena Gomez)

3. Pretty Savage

4. Bet You Wanna (feat. Cardi B)

5. Lovesick Girls

6. Crazy Over You

7. Love To Hate Me

8. You Never Know

Later this month, Blackpink will achieve another milestone with the premiere of their highly awaited Netflix documentary, Light Up The Sky. Arriving on October 14, the all-access documentary details the hard-fought journey of the dreams and trials behind their meteoric rise.

Be sure to stream and download Blackpink’s new songs while the world excitedly await for Light Up The Sky.

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Tomorrow x Together Releases New Album

TOMORROW X TOGETHER (SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN and HUENINGKAI) released their new EP, The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY and the music video for its title track, “Can’t You See Me?” on May 18, 2020, 6 PM KST.

The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY carries on the story from the band’s debut album, The Dream Chapter: STAR and their first studio album, The Dream Chapter: MAGIC. The new EP sees the boys continue their journey of growth, encountering conflicts in reality and within friendships, all the while holding on to the wish that the moments they have spent together will remain for eternity.  

The title, “Can’t You See Me?” is a trendy pop track about the end of magical moments shared with friends, a reality described as an “incinerated night” that triggers turbulent and confusing emotions from the group of boys. Unique sounds exude a contradictory charm that is simultaneously rough and delicate.

The music video for “Can’t You See Me?” continues where the video for “Run Away” from The Dream Chapter: MAGIC left off.

The members who visited SOOBIN’s house spend a good time together, but their relationship soon goes sour as their minor instances of mischief begin to build up. In the midst of a tense atmosphere, the five members’ delicate portrayal of contrasting emotions stand out.

The music video added a dramatic effect by illustrating the cracks between friendships through a house on fire. The sensational performances by the members that utilize a burning house as a background and vibrantly colored props, such as strawberries and tomatoes, together provide ample attractions.

Other tracks from the EP include “Drama” which draws on relatable struggles in friendship for teenagers in school, and “Fairy of Shampoo” which is TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s first remake with fairytale-like lyrics and rap written by YEONJUN. “Maze in the Mirror” delivers loneliness and earnestness during troubled times, and “PUMA”  compares a boy who meets a strange world to a puma that has escaped the zoo. “Eternally” sings of chaos and reminiscence on the search to find memories from the past. The EP contains a total of six tracks.

Particularly noteworthy is the fourth track of the album. “Maze in the Mirror” is the first song to be released that has been co-written by all five members. This track provides listeners with a glimpse into TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s growth as an artist with infinite potential.

It combines tracks of various genres including Funk Pop, Dream Pop, Trap Hip hop, and Alternative R&B, complemented by unique lyrics in a show of TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s colorful musical style. The title track’s powerful performance also demands attention, expressing abstract emotions with great depth.

The five members have attracted global fans with a variety of contents, trending worldwide on platforms such as Twitter and YouTube. The contents include concept trailers, two versions of concept photos, and seven music video teasers.

TOMORROW X TOGETHER released The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY and the music video for its title track, “Can’t You See Me?” at 6 PM KST. A live performance of “Can’t You See Me?” will be revealed at 7 PM KST through ‘TOMORROW X TOGETHER Comeback Show Presented by Mnet.’

About TOMORROW X TOGETHER
TOMORROW X TOGETHER read as ‘tomorrow by together’, has come together under one dream in hopes of building a new tomorrow. Composed of five members, SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN and HUENINGKAI, the band is full of bright and playful energy, where each member is different from one another, shining in their own way to create synergy. In just two months of their debut, TOMORROW X TOGETHER successfully sold out their first US showcase tour in 6 cities with their debut album, The Dream Chapter: STAR. Emerging as one of K-pop’s most highly acclaimed acts, the global super rookies have already cultivated Best New Artist accolades on various award shows, and received a nomination in 2019 MTV Video Music Awards’ Best K-Pop category.

About Big Hit Entertainment
Founded in February 2005 in South Korea by CEO and Producer Bang Si-Hyuk, Big Hit Entertainment’s core business focuses on music production, artist management, and publishing. Big Hit’s business ventures incorporate and develop a range of content produced from top-notch artists’ IP, including global superstars BTS and its newest addition TOMORROW X TOGETHER. With its mission of ‘Music & Artist for Healing’, Big Hit strives to impart a positive influence through content while providing comfort and inspiration to music fans worldwide.