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K-pop group TOMORROW X TOGETHER on their new album, working with Anitta and the Jonas Brothers
In 2019, when the K-pop group TOMORROW X TOGETHER first debuted, they were best known as the first BigHit Entertainment boy band since BTS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 2019, when the K-pop group TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT for short) first debuted, they were best known as the first BigHit Entertainment boy band since BTS. Those days went as quickly as they arrived.
The quintet of Yeonjun, Soobin, Taehyun, Huening Kai, and Beomgyu are one of the most influential contemporary K-pop groups, lovingly referred to as “K-pop's voice for Gen Z" for their high-concept, relatable albums and their fearless genre eclecticism. No two records are the same, but the accolades are many. Last year, TXT made their U.S. debut at Lollapalooza, the famed festival in Chicago. This year, they became the first ever K-pop group to headline it, a few months after their album, "The Name Chapter: Temptation,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
On Friday, the TXT story continues, and they will release another album, “The Name Chapter: Freefall.” There's a very specific, whimsical mythology behind it: “Temptation” centered on a narrative of young people on the brink of adulthood, feeling tempting by false illusions of an everlasting childhood, playing with imagery of Peter Pan and Neverland. “Freefall” breaks away from that place.
It is a “freefall into reality,” as Huening Kai explains it to The Associated Press, speaking through an interpreter.