Drippin has been displaying off its darker aspect since January, and is again to conclude its “Villain’z Period” trilogy.
The seven-member boy band dropped “Villain: The Finish,” its first full-length album on Tuesday. It follows EPs “Villain” and “Villain: ZERO,” each launched earlier this yr.
In keeping with its company Woollim Leisure, the title “Villain: The Finish” refers to how one can solely start a brand new chapter after confronting the top.
The album teased in a video titled “One & Solely,” posted to YouTube on Monday, through which member Dong Yun narrates, “We at all times dream the identical dream. It’s extra of a nightmare to be actual.” The black-and-white video continues to say that the world has turned “upside-down” and ends with all seven members smiling altogether.
“This album is the ultimate chapter in our villain universe,” Jun Ho mentioned throughout a showcase occasion on the Ilji Artwork Corridor in southern Seoul, just a few hours earlier than the album’s launch.
“The boys [members of Drippin] grow to be one and go on an journey as every little thing should come to an finish so as to have a brand new starting,” he added.
The album has a complete of 10 songs: “I.N.O,” lead monitor “The One,” “Silence,” “Monster,” “Residence,” “Utopia,” “Déjà vu,” “Escape,” “Champion” and “Once I’m With You.”
“The One” is a drum and bass monitor with a particular guitar riff sound and a dance break earlier than the ultimate refrain. The lyrics discuss a “closing battle” between “X” and “DX,” that are described as rival protagonists in Drippin’s “Villain’z Period” universe.
“I’m the one, one, one, the one one,” the members sing. In keeping with the band, solely by changing into “one” can they lastly transfer onto a brand new starting.
“It’s a music in which you’ll really feel our highly effective vibes,” Hyeop mentioned.
Yun Seong, the chief of the band, defined the spotlight choreography transfer for the music.
“It’s a dance transfer involving the joints,” Yun Seong mentioned. “It’s addictive. For the lyrics ‘I’m the one, one, one,’ you contact your wrist for the primary ‘one,’ then your elbow and at last your shoulder.”
The remainder of the songs on the album dig deep into inner emotions, concerning the conflicts and messages of unity within the “villain” storyline, from the attitude of X and DX.
“Once I’m With You” is a music devoted to Dreamin, the title of Drippin’s followers, which sings about how the band can “go wherever so long as it’s with its followers.”
Min Web optimization and Jun Ho every picked “Déjà vu” and “Residence” as their favourite songs.
“All of the members will agree that ‘Déjà vu’ is a superb music,” Min Web optimization mentioned. “Once I first heard it, I acquired hooked. You understand how the primary verse is actually necessary. I instantly preferred the music upon the primary pay attention.”
“I feel ‘Residence’ matches nicely with the season proper now,” Jun Ho mentioned. “We’ll present you.”
The band proceeded to carry out “Residence,” a ballad monitor the place the members sing about how they’re “now not afraid of the darkish.”
Earlier than Drippin lastly premiered the music video for “The One,” the members shared a few of its highlights.
“The very best a part of the music video was when Yun Seong was carrying an precise chain. It’s not a prop; it’s an precise chain. Please concentrate on the chain reasonably than Yun Seong,” Min Web optimization laughed.
“I preferred Jun Ho’s motion scene,” Yun Seong mentioned.
“I feel I preferred myself the very best,” Alex mentioned.
The band mentioned that with “Villain: The Finish,” it has grown to belief one another greater than ever.
“At any time when we ready for a brand new album for the ‘villain’ trilogy, we introduced out completely different ideas and performances, which made us come collectively and discuss it extra and apply loads,” Hyeop mentioned. “We really feel like we actually grew as a staff, and we realized that Drippin has developed its personal type. The members have a lot belief for one another now.”
Drippin was dripping with confidence, with members like Dong Yun sharing behind-the-scenes tales about how his throat acquired sore from “singing intensely” for a few of the rock tracks, and Jun Ho really hurting himself whereas enjoying two elements within the music video.
“We’ll ensure that Drippin turns into a band that’s ‘the one’ wherever,” Yun Seong mentioned.
Drippin is a seven-member band that debuted in 2020 with the EP “Boyager.” It consists of members Yun Seong, Hyeop, Chang Uk, Dong Yun, Min Web optimization, Jun Ho and Alex. All members, apart from Alex, had beforehand appeared on Mnet’s highly-successful Okay-pop audition present “Produce X 101” in 2019.
BY SHIN MIN-HEE [firstname.lastname@example.org]