The launch of Wanna One’s first LP, 1¹¹=1 (Power of Destiny), is simply as thrilling as it's bittersweet: The 10-track album is the 11-member boy band’s longest launch up to now, but additionally their ultimate one collectively, previous their upcoming disbandment.
Fronted by the only “Spring Breeze,” Wanna One's ultimate album comes a yr and three months after its first EP, 1X1=1 (To Be One), which peaked at No. three on the World Albums chart dated Aug. 26, 2017. The group was shaped by way of the second season of the South Korean actuality competitors Produce collection, which aired in 2017 and created the short-lived group by way of audience-based voting.
"Spring Breeze" is a clean dance observe that leans into lilting synths and alt rock instrumentals whereas sprinkling in orchestral strings, horns and piano components to craft a stirring melody. In the track, the 11 members of Wanna One sing about assembly once more "when the spring breeze passes."
Like different Wanna One singles, “Spring Breeze” was launched by way of a visually fascinating music video that intersperses scenes of the group performing clean-cut, interpretive choreography and people of them hanging out with each other. In this case, the group’s members are seen having enjoyable collectively as Kang Daniel finds his approach to them, and it ends with Ong Seongwu admiring a cassette tape, a operating motif in Wanna One's movies.
The album as a complete flits between dance tracks, providing up each brilliant moments, resembling on the electro-pop “Flowerbomb" co-written by Ha Sungwoon, and extra dramatic ones, just like the haunting “Deeper." But issues finish reflectively with “Beautiful, Pt. II,” a sequel to final November’s “Beautiful." It closes out the album, and the band's profession, with a repetition of the former track’s poignant intro, expressing the hope that Wanna One's music reaches its viewers: “Let my foolish, regretful track attain the sky/ Let my evening prayers in tears attain your coronary heart.”
LP 1¹¹=1 (Power of Destiny) is ready to be Wanna One’s ultimate album and precedes their deliberate disbandment come January. Together for simply over a yr, Wanna One is certainly one of South Korea's best-selling acts of the 2010s, it was introduced by Gaon Chart final week.
Watch the music video for Wanna One’s “Spring Breeze” right here: