With pants on backward, 8TURN makes a splash with ‘Uncharted Drift’

Rookie boy band 8TURN continues its journey to interrupt the foundations with its second EP, “Uncharted Drift,” which was launched Monday.

“We need to present we have grown with each comeback, and this time, because it’s our very first, we tried arduous to enhance when it comes to our visuals, music and efficiency,” Yoonsung mentioned on the band’s comeback showcase held in Seoul on Monday.

The fledgling crew takes one other go at shaking up the scene with its new summer season sizzler, “Uncharted Drift,” which exhibits the boys’ summer season evening escape to find their very own paths.

Simply as with their first showcase occasion in January, the boys once more took the stage in pants designed backwards — a trademark model resembling the crew’s kitsch and freewheeling spirit.

“We put on our pants backwards to interrupt freed from the requirements and show our novice makes an attempt with impression,” Jaeyun, the band’s chief, mentioned, including, “We plan to retain this trend till our message and ambition reaches the world.”

Myungho famous the key phrase for the brand new idea is “irregularity,” which was mirrored by means of the completely different colours of the boys’ garments and hair.

“After I first acquired my outfit (for the album), I used to be given this tiny yellow high that confirmed my stomach. It was embarrassing to put on at first. I labored out arduous to strengthen my abs,” Myungho added.

Fronting the brand new album is “Excel,” an old-fashioned hip-hop rating, peppered with rock guitar sounds, that sings of the bandmates’ dedication to think about oneself as they strut ahead tirelessly on every of their paths.

“The members’ voices are actually highly effective on this one. As rappers, Yungyu and I tackle the fierce hit whereas the mellow voices of the vocalists set the general temper of the track,” Seungheon defined.

With the choice rock style, “World,” 8TURN rolls out the following a part of its narrative-building universe that follows on from its first album. Yungyu tried his hand at writing lyrics for the track for the primary time.

Additionally included on the brand new album are the city hip-hop tune “Stroll It Out,” an easy-listening love serenade “Sketch” and a heartening gospel hip-hop “ING.”

8TURN — consisting of members Myungho, Jaeyun, Minho, Yoonsung, Haemin, Kyungmin, Yungyu, and Seungheon — debuted in January beneath MNH Leisure with its first EP “8Turnrise.”

Regardless of their quick profession, the group has already traveled abroad and carried out on the main Okay-pop competition, KCON, in Japan and Thailand.

“They had been our first abroad occasions and we did not anticipate folks to acknowledge us, however fortunately, many followers greeted us on the airport,” Seungheon mentioned, including, “We had been grateful that so many international followers got here to our exhibits.”

The band reiterated their purpose to take the stage on the year-end music awards.

“We have not been to any native music awards because it’s solely been six months. We have seen so many magnificent performances by extra skilled teams on the occasions and we additionally hope to carry out on the ceremonies this 12 months,” Yoonsung mentioned.

Talking on a extra profound degree, Jaeyun, the chief, hoped the group may proceed to be joyful collectively.

“We spoke collectively final evening on our path and objectives, and the at first worth we shared was staying joyful on stage, dancing and singing. With good music and good performances, we hope to take pleasure in and experience each second and stay in folks’s hearts.”

By Choi Ji-won (jwc@heraldcorp.com)

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