When TOMORROW X TOGETHER unveiled the first visuals for his or her Billboard 200 No. 1–contending album The Name Chapter: Temptation, the K-pop boy band shortly set the Internet ablaze with the dreamy, skin-baring set of photographs and movies. Even if the group’s thousands and thousands of followers and followers aren’t equally getting ready for fantastical picture shoots and TV performances on the common, the quintet is sincere in regards to the relatable mindset to push in the direction of their targets and showcase why TXT is more and more incomes its title as “K-pop’s voice of Gen Z.”
When discussing The Name Chapter: Temptation, TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun and HueningKai don’t differentiate when talking in regards to the methods weight loss program, idleness and train have an effect on their lives as each musicians and on a regular basis folks. At simply 20 years outdated, youngest member HueningKai describing resisting sure meals as “a war against food” could also be an important a part of his Okay-pop expertise but in addition a battle that everybody fights now and again. Taehyun mentioning “the temptation of laziness” could also be extra high of thoughts for a schedule-packed starlet, however who hasn’t had a morning of hitting the snooze button a unprecedented quantity of occasions?
TOMORROW X TOGETHER don’t preach to rise above vices, nor do they attempt to seem as in the event that they don’t fall to temptations themselves, however as a substitute convey these shared experiences to life via extra excellent artistic contributions (like “Happy Fools” with Coi Leray) and probably the most spectacular choreography of their careers (watch “Devil by the Window” and new single “Sugar Rush Ride”). The guys emphasize that not solely are their lived experiences inside The Name Chapter: Temptation, however the front-to-back listening expertise previews the following web page of their story, which is bound to proceed this deeper look into these 5 partaking, empathetic superstars.
Read on for Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun and HueningKai’s reflections on their newest EP, new targets, favourite songs and extra.
Congratulations on the brand new music, TOMORROW X TOGETHER! What are you most wanting ahead to beginning this new chapter?
TAEHYUN: What I look ahead to probably the most is the response of our followers when the music first releases. When we’re getting ready for the album launch proper now and that’s the time once we can most really feel that “Oh, we are finally releasing the album” feeling.
Your album titles The Dream Chapter and Chaos Chapter give apparent hints about the place the music will go, however The Name Chapter is a bit more open-ended. Can you clarify it?
TAEHYUN: We all the time discuss progress. We’ve talked about friendship for The Dream Chapter, and a few love being damaged in our Chaos Chapter. And, lastly, we arrived at The Name Chapter and it’s a must to develop up however typically you don’t wish to but. That’s what this EP is about: You’re tempted to remain in “Neverland” as a result of it’s candy and also you’re younger and free. But on the finish of this album, you say “Farewell, Neverland” as a result of it’s a must to go, so it’s a must to go.
TOMORROW X TOGETHER all the time put your tales into your albums. How do you relate and match with what you simply described?
TAEHYUN: The overarching theme of this album is “temptation.” And I feel that we come throughout many temptations from totally different locations as we develop. The monitor that I’ve felt prefer it’s actually our story is the third monitor “Happy Fools.” We all contributed in making this monitor and it talks a couple of story of how we fall into the temptation of laziness. YEONJUN did a stupendous job high lining the tune, and all 5 of us contributed to the lyrics writing so it really turned our tune.
What does the brand new single “Sugar Rush Ride” symbolize in your story?
HUENINGKAI: I feel this tune actually incorporates our overarching theme of this album, which is temptation, very well. So it talks a couple of temptation of a sugar rush, which is irresistible and really, very candy. So, I feel it represents our refreshing, dreamlike and even horny charms.
SOOBIN: It’s not solely about an expertise that we’ve, however I feel it’s an expertise that everybody has. So, I feel everybody can resonate with the tune too.
“Sugar Rush Ride” has the lyric, “The satan mentioned, ‘Gimme, gimme more’” and you have the “Devil by the Window” song. With the album’s theme, what temptations do you battle in your lives?
HUENINGKAI: I feel the temptation that you just come throughout in on a regular basis life is weight loss program. So, once you go on a weight loss program, you’ll be able to’t actually resist the temptation of meals. It’s principally a battle in opposition to meals. So, I feel that’s the strongest and scariest temptation we will ever come throughout.
YEONJUN: I agree.
You guys all the time look nice and the Internet went wild together with your idea photographs. Did you do something particular to arrange for these, both mentally or bodily?
YEONJUN: Yeah, I labored out virtually day by day.
Tell us extra in regards to the visuals for this album: You have “Daydream,” “Nightmare,” “Farewell,” and “Lullaby” idea photographs.
TAEHYUN: I can principally clarify our idea picture that it has totally different ideas and, I feel, they’re principally in a chronological order. In “Daydream,” we depict how we fall into the temptation and the way completely satisfied and happy we’re falling into the temptation. For “Nightmare,” we specific how we acknowledge that we’ve fallen into the temptation and attempt to combat off the temptation. In “Farewell,” we lastly overcome the temptation and take one step additional away from the temptation.
You all the time emphasize desirous to develop with each album launch. In what methods do you’re feeling such as you grew with this new album?
HUENINGKAI: Every time we launch a brand new album, we give a attempt to new and varied genres. And in fact, for this album as effectively, we gave a attempt to many new genres. So it was our first time making an attempt Afropop style, which is a reasonably troublesome style however I feel everybody did an excellent job in recording “Tinnitus (Wanna Be a Rock)” and we wrapped that up fairly properly. And apart from the songs, I feel the idea picture–clever, it was our first time making an attempt that idea of a “dreamlike” idea, however each member did a great job pulling off that idea.
What’s everybody’s favourite monitor on the album?
TAEHYUN: That’s my favourite at present, “Tinnitus (Wanna Be a Rock).”
HUENINGKAI: I’d select “Farewell, Neverland,” the final monitor.
YEONJUN: I’ll select “Happy Fools.”
SOOBIN: I’m the identical with HUENINGKAI, the final monitor, “Farewell, Neverland.”
BEOMGYU: I’ll select “Happy Fools” too.
TOMORROW X TOGETHER has hit No. 4 on the Billboard 200. I’ve a extremely good feeling about this album, however do you may have any new targets, hopes or goals this time?
HUENINGKAI: Of course, to carry out on the larger phases and carry out on the AMAs.
YEONJUN: Attending [American Music Awards] was a extremely good expertise, however subsequent time we wish to carry out.
TAEHYUN: We additionally wish to construct and strengthen our shade. We need folks to take heed to our music and assume, “Hey, that’s TXT and that was awesome.”
What else do you wish to emphasize to followers with this launch?
TAEHYUN: Fans need spoilers and hints each time we launch a brand new album. And I wish to inform our followers that if you happen to take heed to the tracks from Number One to Number Five, so as, then you will get a touch for our subsequent album.