Ok-pop legends TVXQ! commemorated their 15th anniversary on Wednesday (Dec. 26) with the discharge of a model new album and the jazzy leanings of their new single “Truth.”
The lead observe on New Chapter #2: The Truth of Love, the observe as much as March’s New Chapter #1: The Chance of Love, “Truth” is a rhythmic alt and R&B-tinged dance observe that’s filled with jazz instrumentals, funky bass, and grooving synths because the pair, U-Know Yunho (Jung Yunho) and Max Changmin (Shim Changmin) layer their clean vocals over the melody.
“Truth” was co-written by Jacob Luttrell, Kyung Jin Hee of Jam Factory, and Thomas Troelsen, who’s finest identified to followers of TVXQ! as one of many songwriters behind their 2009 hit "Mirotic."
The tune was launched alongside a complicated music video that options the pair switching off between reflectively singing amid rain showers and moodily lit units, and serving up glossy choreography. Dance has all the time been TVXQ!'s sturdy level, and with the brand new music video it's not simply the duo that get into the texture of the tune, however even their shadows.
Along with the one, TVXQ!’s newest album options seven different tracks, together with the electro funk of "Sooner Than Later" with rapper The Quiett, and solos from the pair. "City Lights" by U-KNow is a moody, slinking dance tune with NCT 127's Taeyong, and Max's "Beautiful Stranger" is a poignant pop ballad that he co-wrote the lyrics for.
TVXQ! received its begin in 2003 as a five-member act underneath SM Entertainment, although have carried out as a duo since three members left the group in 2009, and went on to develop into the most important boy band in Asia for a lot of the '00s. The then-quintet carried out their first single “Hug” on Dec. 26 of that 12 months throughout a vacation particular showcase occasion fronted by labelmate BoA and Britney Spears. Since 2012, the group has seen three albums rank inside the Top 10 of the World Albums chart, and just lately made historical past as the primary Korean act to promote over 1 million tickets for a single tour in Japan.