Ok-pop boy band INFINITE returned on Wednesday (Feb. 13) with “Clock,” their first new tune since January of final yr.
The atmospheric pop ballad is the primary single from the group as a quintet following Kim Sungkyu happening hiatus in May to serve within the South Korean armed forces to meet the nation’s obligatory draft necessities. One of the group’s main vocalists, the 5 others fill the void seamlessly, as Woohyun, the group’s different major vocalist, takes the result in information the tune’s heartfelt tone whereas Dongwoo, L, Sungyeol and Sungjong expressively take part and showcase their abilities all through the tune’s hovering verses and with impassioned raps.
“Clock” was premiered in entrance of followers at INFINITE’s end-of-year fan assembly in December, and was launched formally this week as a digital single together with a music video. Framed as a preview for a movie — maybe alluding to additional releases from INFINITE in 2019 –, the clip begins with a movie ranking display declaring it as one match for basic audiences. It then fades in with a photograph card and black-and-white tones earlier than main into shiny splashes of shade.
Foregoing any titular clocks, the music video is as a substitute based mostly round telephones, because the 5 forlornly carry out the tune whereas despondently interacting with dramatically-hued rooms as they wait. A nod to their followers, who the tune is devoted to, it options scenes of Sungyeol drawing an infinity signal, the group’s emblem, on his hand, simply earlier than making an attempt to uncoil purple yarn, probably an allusion to the purple string of destiny that’s stated to attach soulmates, a preferred East Asian fantasy.
INFINITE most lately returned with their single “Tell Me” in January of 2018. It fronted their Top Seed album, which peaked at No. four on the World Albums chart following its launch.
Watch the music video for INFINITE’s “Clock” right here: