Ok-Pop group SEVENTEEN pose on this undated handout group photograph. Prime row (L to R) ? Mingyu, Seungkwan, Hoshi, The 8, Vernon, Jun. Backside row (L to R) ? Jeonghan, Joshua, Wonwoo, Woozi, S.Coups, Dino, DK. Pledis Leisure Co., Ltd./Handout by way of REUTERS
June 22, 2021
By Gloria Tso
(Reuters) – Ok-pop stars SEVENTEEN say their newest EP “Your Alternative” and lead single “Able to Love” showcase a extra mature idea and sound however the motivations behind their music stay the identical.
Shaped in 2015 in South Korea, the band has racked up greater than 2 billion streams worldwide, and is finest identified for hits similar to “HOME;RUN” and “Left & Proper.” SEVENTEEN is using on the smash success of two back-to-back albums final yr – “;” (Semicolon) and “Heng:garae” every offered over 1,000,000 copies.
“Relatively than saying that we’ve matured in a particular method, we’ve simply all the time tried to sincerely convey our most sincere feelings by our music and lyrics,” stated S.COUPS, rapper and chief of the group.
With 13 members and three models, the group produces a lot of their very own materials, from the music right down to their choreography.
“I believe an enormous energy of SEVENTEEN’s producing is that the members have a really deep understanding of our album,” stated member SEUNGKWAN, “and an excellent deeper affection for it.”
Group members say their followers, generally known as CARATs, encourage them to convey out a greater album every time.
“We consider that we must always give again as a lot love as we’ve obtained, so with each album, we do our greatest to ship high quality music and performances with a better sense of accountability,” stated one other member, MINGYU.
(Reporting by Gloria Tso; enhancing by Grant McCool)