SEVENTEEN is again with a brand new album!
On October 19, the group held a world on-line press convention to rejoice the discharge of their particular album “; [Semicolon].”
The album marks SEVENTEEN’s first comeback in 4 months after the discharge of their mini album “Heng:garæ” and title monitor “Left & Right.” The new album sends an uplifting message to youth in all places that it’s okay to take a break to cease and odor the roses.
Wonwoo launched the brand new album, saying, “If this album can deliver consolation and energy to many individuals, that can be extra significant than every other achievement or numbers.” Vernon added, “Just just like the semicolon that’s used to mark a resting place in a sentence, this album will give listeners the possibility to breathe.”
The title monitor “HOME;RUN” is a swing-based dance monitor that includes a retro sound that expresses the eagerness of youth whereas offering a message of consolation. Woozi commented, “We expressed the sensation of hitting a house run with a rhythmical and hard-hitting sound. You’ll be capable of expertise SEVENTEEN’s distinctive sound, and our efficiency will entice viewers of assorted generations.” Seungkwan added, “True to SEVENTEEN’s type, we crammed the tune with loads of relatable moments.”
The album additionally consists of the tune “All My Love,” in addition to 4 completely different unit tracks: “Do Re Mi,” “Hey Buddy,” “Light a Flame,” and “Ah! Love,” for a complete of six tracks. Jun defined the rationale behind the inclusion of the unit tracks. He stated, “We created some blended models in order that we might exhibit the infinite potentialities of SEVENTEEN. We’ve by no means proven followers one thing like this earlier than, so we’re interested in how they are going to react.”
DK commented on the variations between the brand new album and the earlier album. “The members have all felt a bigger burden of duty to carry out nicely on stage, so I believe our performances have turn out to be extra mature,” he remarked. “While practising, I received the sensation that I used to be watching a musical and that we had been getting ready for a very enjoyable present. I used to be glad because it felt just like the 13 of us got here collectively as one to organize for the album.”
Woozi introduced up the theme of youth, which they coated in each their earlier and latest album. “Since the members are collaborating extra in our albums, we’re additionally considering increasingly more about how one can specific our personal voices,” he defined. “In ‘Heng:garæ’ we gave listeners a therapeutic expertise with our power, so with this album we tried to assist everybody cease to breathe within the midst of their journey towards their goals. Since the story of youth can be our personal story, we constructed on this theme in a pure approach.”
Hoshi then spoke extremely of Woozi as he described the manufacturing technique of the album. “The songs had been composed with Woozi on the head, and it actually took a very long time,” he stated. “When I have a look at Woozi composing every little thing from the title monitor, to the remaining tracks, to tracks that haven’t been launched but, I as soon as once more take into consideration how spectacular he’s. Since he works on all of SEVENTEEN’s tracks, I consider him because the group’s engine.”
SEVENTEEN’s earlier album “Heng:garæ” earned the group the title of “million seller” after it offered over a million copies within the first week after its launch. The album additionally topped Japan’s Oricon chart for two consecutive weeks, making SEVENTEEN the primary overseas male artist to take action because the Backstreet Boys in 2007.
S.Coups mirrored on the group’s achievements as he stated, “I expertise many various emotions once I take into consideration how the love we acquired from so many followers helped us develop. We poured our gratitude for the followers into this album, so we hope that these emotions can be conveyed. Since it’s because of the followers that we’re on this spot in the present day, we’ll repay them with even higher promotions.”
“; [Semicolon]” additionally broke the group’s earlier record for inventory pre-orders, surpassing 1.1 million inventory pre-orders. Mingyu revealed, “It can be a lie if I stated we weren’t anticipating it.” He continued, “Recently, I’ve been fascinated about the energy that music can lend folks and about how SEVENTEEN’s power and affect has turn out to be bigger. I wish to unfold constructive power by our personal influential power, and I hope that this album will turn out to be a treasured reminiscence for this technology of youth.”
S.Coups pointed to the power of all 13 members as the foundation of the group’s energy. “We’re engaged on solidifying our group identification whereas performing and singing about our personal tales,” he commented. “Of course there’s been some trial and error, however we’ve taken notice of that and made use of the benefit of getting so many members. I believe one of our strengths is how our personal personalities shine by our group choreography. Thanks to that, we will present off 13 completely different sorts of attraction.”
Theeight revealed his hopes for the album, sharing, “In the midst of inauspicious instances, I hope above all else that our music will ship a message of consolation. I hope the semicolon will deliver everybody energy, and we may also do our greatest in our place as nicely.” He continued, “I would like SEVENTEEN to tackle the position of a semicolon. I would like us to turn out to be a stronghold and a spot of relaxation for the youth who’ve been working endlessly by life.”
Seungkwan then spoke fondly of SEVENTEEN’s followers, Carats. “I really feel proud to be part of SEVENTEEN once I hear our followers saying issues like, ‘I’m proud to be SEVENTEEN’s fan,’ or ‘SEVENTEEN provides me energy,’” he stated. “Carats are our delight, so when Carats say that they’re proud to be our followers I really feel like I made the correct alternative turning into a singer, and I really feel glad that SEVENTEEN is my workforce.”
Seungkwan went on to share his concept of success, saying, “Because of that, my concept of success has modified. At first, I gauged our success by our data or the scale of our live performance venues, however not too long ago my greatest happiness is with the ability to let our followers hearken to good music and returning the love that they’ve given us. I believe success is turning into an artist the followers could be happy with.” Joshua added, “SEVENTEEN’s purpose is to make music for a very long time.”
Mingyu concluded, “Even after the passage of time, I hope this album’s scent of youth stays sturdy.”
If you haven’t already, take a look at the music video for “HOME;RUN” here!
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