Okay-pop boy band NCT 127 returned on Thursday (Nov. 22) with a music video for his or her brand-new single “Simon Says." The tune was launched worldwide Friday and leads their Regulate album, an prolonged rerelease, or repackage, of final month’s Regular-Irregular LP.
The tune leads off with sampling taken from Maori haka, serving as an introduction to the declarative nature of “Simon Says." With sprightly bass beats driving a lot of the observe, the members taunt haters with exaggerated verses and raps, successfully turning the brand new single right into a seemingly autobiographical clapback at NCT 127’s naysayers who "assume you already know all of it.” Layered, squelching synths and distorted, repeated phrases information the refrain’ insanely addictive hook, whereas a melodic bridge towards the top of the tune places the concentrate on the act’s vocalists, prominently emphasizing the candy falsetto of youngest member Haechan and the dynamic belt of eldest member Taeil.
“Simon Says” was launched with a charismatic music video that swathes the 10 members of NCT 127 in a wide range of creative masks, which they discard all through the clip as they carry out aggressive, swaggering choreography and face down the digital camera.
Along with the only, NCT 127’s Regulate album options two further songs in addition to these initially featured on Regular-Irregular. One new observe is a Korean remake of this 12 months’s Japanese single “Chain,” whereas the opposite is a candy, playful electro-pop observe referred to as “Welcome to My Playground.”
Upon its launch in October, Regular-Irregular grew to become NCT 127’s first album to debut on the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 86. The album was break up into two halves of songs that symbolize the variations between desires and actuality.
The 10-member boy band is one in all a number of teams related to SM Entertainment's NCT assemblage. They launched their first single, "Firetruck," in 2016, and have quickly gained a large following. In October, they peaked at No. three on the Social 50 chart, making them one of many highest-ranked Okay-pop acts ever.