I had to wait 35 minutes for Apple Music to properly update NCT’s page to listen. There were “unavailable” Empathy songs all over the place.
“Yestoday” and “Black on Black” are both great, especially the former with the vintage hip-hop vibe - it sounds very much like ONE’s “Gettin’ By” and “Heyahe”, but still is unique enough to stand on its own. My only really two complaints are; 1) The intro in the regular version of “Yestoday” should have been included on the extended and not have it open immediately with vocals. 2) This really is just a NCT U album based on the credits and level of promotion this era lol. I’m not mad though.
The two physical album covers don’t have any group photos on them, only typography.
I’m looking forward to what is in store for NCT next. I’m also hopeful we see more of Jungwoo, Kun, Lucas and Ten too. I hope this album performs well for the group.
@Elliott, do you happen to have the mock-ups for the physicals? My usual sources haven’t posted anything and I want to see the contents before I decide which version to purchase.
iTunes has been a clusterfuck with releases lately. It’s taken up to three hours for new releases to be added whereas Spotify has been getting them almost immediately. I watched the absolute mess of them adding Empathy while listening on Spotify.
@Kenji I haven’t seen the content of the physicals either, only the cover packaging, from this NCT fan’s tweet. https://twitter.com/nct_ask/status/973837440627740672
I’m really not surprised at iTunes/Apple taking an extremely long time to add new music. I don’t listen to Spotify personally (I’m so used to Apple Music) but I’ve heard it’s more efficient.
@Elliott Ah, that looks a lot like EXO’s packaging for the Power of Music repackage. Both look great. Thanks!
i am so behind on releases… i totally didn’t even know NCT was dropping today.
There’s performances littered throughout the entirety.
The “Black on Black” performance was absolutely incredible.
China line, a duo featuring Ten and an unknown member (potentially yet to be revealed),
and Japan (not sure if Yuta meant a full group, but he did state they would have activities).
now where’s that fucking f(x) comeback?!
New Chapter #1: The Chance of Love
28th March, 6PM KST
Teaser Images: http://tvxq.smtown.com/
The Chance of Love Tracklist:
2. The Chance of Love
4. Only for You
5. Puzzle (Yunho Solo)
6. Closer (Changmin Solo)
8. Wake Me Up
9. Lazy Bones
10. Without You
11. Sun and Rain
I’m excited for the new TVXQ album. They were the second K-pop act I got into after I discovered BoA in 2008 with her English debut.
Also just realised that Taeyong looks like former TVXQ member Kim Jae-joong (Hero).
What a coincidence; BoA and TVXQ were my introductions into J-Pop and later K-Pop back in 2002. Reigning queen and kings.
YG announced on Instagram that BLACKPINK has finished recording for their upcoming music project (EP?) and will have their comeback soon.
I’m curious to see if ONE will also have a comeback this year.
I’m sure it’ll be Square Three with two new tracks and maybe their So Hot cover.
I feel bad for the girls. YG is chucking a repackage of their Japanese remake EP out at the end of the month with new video content and it’s such a pathetic cash grab.
It sounds so good.
Giiiiirl, I feel you on that. I’m still heartbroken over IOI being done, I don’t know if I can bring myself to invest in another Produce 101 group.