Right before the arrival of NCT 127’s new English version of their song “Highway to Heaven” earlier Thursday (July 18), fans of the group were gifted with a solo track from rapper Taeyong. The 22-year-old NCT member shared his self-penned “Long Flight” through SM Entertainment’s digital release project SM Station and a high-flying music video.
The song is a laid-back, groovy alt-R&B track that features Taeyong showing off not only his rap but also his smooth vocals. Throughout, he expresses wistful thoughts from a “Long Flight,” expressing desires to soar higher over the clouds.
"Long Flight" was co-written by Royal Dive, who has written songs with GOT7, Nu'EST, Wanna One and many other popular K-pop acts in recent years.
The music video for “Long Flight” focuses on Taeyong, splicing picturesque celestial and botanical imagery with those of the K-pop star enjoying a flight, with some of the best looking in-flight meals of all time.
Watch the music video for Taeyong’s “Long Flight” below.