TOMORROW X TOGETHER On Their EP Minisode1: Blue Hour’s Meaning And What Their Teen Years Taught Them
The coronavirus pandemic drastically changed TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s second year as a group, like all other musicians who have needed to put touring plans on hold.
But it hasn’t stopped the five-piece teen K-pop boy band’s prolific musical output; in fact, it shaped their latest release, minisode1 : Blue Hour, which came out on Monday, October 26.
In the less than two years since TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s March 2019 debut, the five-piece K-pop boy band has released one full album and three EPs, including minisode1 : Blue Hour.
During their first month as a group alone, the boys made Billboard chart history when they became the fastest K-pop act to top World Albums and World Digital Song Sales Charts with their lead single “Crown” and first EP The Dream Chapter: Star.
They also captured the hearts of millions of fans (whose official fandom name is MOA), with their Instagram boasting 7.3 million followers, Twitter six million followers, and the millions of views on their every YouTube video.
Their new EP minisode1 : Blue Hour, with its wistful but bright tracks, explores the teen experience quarantining during the pandemic while touching on the deeper themes of dealing with unfamiliarity and the loss of routine, as the group explains to us.
With their lead single “Blue Hour” specifically, the song has a resonating message to all, SOOBIN says: “Even though we may feel solitude in these times, we will continue to hope we still feel the same way as one another.”
All but one member of TXT are in their late teen years—YEONJUN is 21 while HUENINGKAI and TAEHYUN are 18, and SOOBIN and BEOMGYU are 19—and the group has progressively taken a more active role creating their music.
The boys talk to us about every track on minisode 1 : Blue Hour‘s meaning, how their MOA fan base changed the way they see themselves over the past year, and the biggest lessons they’ve learned during their teen years