South Korean boy band HIGHLIGHT, previously often called BEAST, launched their Outro EP right now (Nov. 20), saying farewell to their followers in the meanwhile via the poignant album fronted by the only “Loved.”
Brooding in its synthpop depth, "Loved" is an evocative dance observe that blends HIGHLIGHT's reflective vocals with rhythmic strings, and is dominated by a brilliant, EDM choral drop with hovering violin riffs. The darker vibes recall a few of the act’s earlier songs like 2014’s “12:30” and 2016’s “Ribbon,” each launched as BEAST, emphasizing their tender vocals and affinity for dance music multi functional.
The single was launched via a hazy video that options 4 of HIGHLIGHT's members reflectively serving up their verses as they grapple with the previous, and intersperses the extra dramatic moments with dance scenes that characteristic the sharp, expressive choreography that the boy band turned recognized for within the earliest days of their profession.
Since rebranding as HIGHLIGHT final yr after parting methods with former label Cube Entertainment, the place BEAST started in 2009, the quintet has largely veered in the direction of a optimistic, motivational tracks for his or her album's singles, however “Loved” takes issues to a little bit of a extra nostalgic place whereas serving because the final single the group will launch forward of an impending hiatus as members start their service within the South Korean army; chief Yoon Doojoon is absent from the only and music video as he enlisted in August, although he seems on the album together with his solo observe “Nightmare."
Along with the only and “Nightmare,” HIGHLIGHT’s Outro additionally options “Wind,” a jazzy duet from Yoseob and Dongwoon, and the upbeat occasion observe "Leave Me Alone" from Junhyung and Gikwang. All however "Wind" was co-composed by Junhyung with Kim Tae Joo as Good Life, whereas Yoseob and Dongwoon co-wrote "Wind" with Gyuberlake. Aside from Doojoon, all the members had a job in writing lyrics.
Since starting anew as HIGHLIGHT, the quintet noticed two EPs, Can You Feel It? and Celebrate, peak at No. 9 on the World Albums chart in 2017. Outro is their first album of the yr, however they
Watch the music video for HIGHLIGHT’s “Loved” right here: