K-pop group gives fans a rush with new album


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TXT reveals sparkly, Neverland concept for their newest album promotions.

The Korean pop boy group Tomorrow By Together, otherwise known as TXT, has recently come back with their newest album “The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION”.

TXT debuted back in 2019 under the label Big Hit Entertainment, the same as global superstars BTS, essentially anointing them as their younger brother group. Now, the label has shifted to being under a bigger corporation known as HYBE Labels, with other smaller labels and K-pop groups under it such as SEVENTEEN, ENHYPEN, LE SSERAFIM, Fromis9 and NewJeans. TXT debuted with their first album “The Dream Chapter: STAR” with the title track “Crown”, racking up the most views on YouTube in 24 hours for a K-pop debut for a while. Currently, they are overshadowed by newer girl groups, with the most viewed debut K-pop music video in 24 hours being “Black Mamba” by aespa. The five-member group includes Yeonjun, Soobin, Beomgyu, Taehyun and Huening Kai. Recently, they have shifted their image from a more playful to a more mature concept over the years. 

“Temptation” adds five new songs to TXT’s discography: “Devil By The Window”, “Sugar Rush Ride”, “Happy Fools (feat. Coi Leray)”, “Tinnitus (Wanna be a rock)” and “Farewell, Neverland”. “Tinnitus” was especially anticipated from its teaser because of its Afrobeat sound.

“I think that the ‘Temptation’ album is one of the best 4th gen albums with no skips, if not the best,” Hafsa Ahmed (12) said. “Stream ‘Tinnitus’!”

At first listen, personally, “Devil By The Window” stood out the most. It is sung fully in English and is about fighting one’s inner demons. The title track, “Sugar Rush Ride”, is about giving into one’s desires and the thrill that comes with it, which feels like a “sugar rush.” The third track “Happy Fools (feat. Coi Leray)” is a song about the temptation of wanting to escape into a fake reality and live in a fantasy world. The fourth track ‘Tinnitus’ is about the reality of the harsh idol life and the pressure that comes with it. The lyrics talk about wanting to become a rock. The word “tinnitus” itself refers to the condition of hearing ringing in the ears. The Afrobeat influence in the song makes it impossible not to want to move along to the rhythm. The fifth and final track, “Farewell, Neverland”, is about the idea of entering adulthood and leaving behind one’s childhood and innocence. The song is based on the story of Peter Pan and his home of Neverland, a place where one never grows up and stays innocent forever.

Casual listeners have also taken a liking to TXT’s latest release.

“My favorite song from the album has to be ‘Happy Fools’!” Gina Llapa Chunchi (12) said. “It starts with a study vibe, then boom — a beat switch, which I love. The voices and production are catchy but not too repetitive, which is good. The feature is decent and it worked [well] with this song. Overall, [the song has] good transitions.” 

So far, the “Temptation” album has achieved and debuted at the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming TXT’s first album to do so. Three weeks into its release, it also spent three weeks on the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the fourth K-pop album to achieve this feat in Billboard 200 history. 

Listeners will not be disappointed with the versatility that TXT showcases in their latest album and can surely look forward to future projects from the group!