After a big 2022 that included NCT DREAM‘s first Billboard 200 entry, first KCON look and first worldwide film launch, the boy band closes the 12 months with a vacation album for worldwide followers that additionally pays homage to a formative music for the Korean-pop business.
For NCT DREAM’s particular winter album Sweet, the septet reinterpreted the basic Okay-pop music of the identical identify for its title observe single. “Sweet” was initially launched in 1996 by the five-member boy band H.O.T., credited as the primary “idol” group in Korea’s music business and setting the components nonetheless used right now. From their debut observe “Warrior’s Descendant” tackling college bullying, H.O.T. launched music that acted as social critique, but it surely was their saccharine single “Sweet” that turned the band’s breakout hit. The group disbanded in 2001, however “Sweet” is taken into account a quintessential observe in any Okay-pop primer.
Now, greater than 25 years after H.O.T. launched “Sweet” beneath SM Leisure, the Okay-pop tremendous label brings again the bubblegum basic with its youngest group, NCT DREAM. The ’90 observe is an ideal match for the bouncy, youthful power DREAM brings into their music with the observe reinterpreted with a barely up to date association. The accompanying music video has a shiny look that Okay-pop is thought for right now however pays tribute to H.O.T.’s unique visible for “Sweet” with the style (like Jeno’s very fuzzy, very ’90s yellow hat) and the units (together with filming in an amusement park identical to the unique).
Sweet delivers extra treats for listeners as nicely, together with the standout R&B reduce “Commencement” and the synth-pop throbber “Tangerine Love (Favourite),” with member Mark co-writing the winter-themed, mid-tempo observe “Take My Breath.” The brand new launch follows Glitch Mode, which debuted at No. 50 on the Billboard 200 in April. The LP bore a deluxe repackage titled Beatbox, which included the brand new single of the identical identify.
Try NCT DREAM’s “Sweet” and the unique “Sweet” music video by H.O.T. in its newly remastered model shared by SM Leisure simply two weeks in the past.