Okay-Pop group SEVENTEEN pose on this undated handout group picture. High 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 through REUTERS
June 21, 2021
By Gloria Tso
(Reuters) – Okay-pop stars SEVENTEEN say their newest EP “Your Selection” and lead single “Able to Love” exhibit a extra mature idea and sound however the motivations behind their music stay the identical.
Fashioned 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 driving on the smash success of two back-to-back albums final yr – “;” (Semicolon) and “Heng:garae” every bought over 1,000,000 copies.
“Relatively than saying that we’ve matured in a particular method, we’ve simply at all times tried to sincerely convey our most trustworthy feelings via our music and lyrics,” mentioned 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,” mentioned member SEUNGKWAN, “and a fair deeper affection for it.”
Group members say their followers, often known as CARATs, encourage them to carry out a greater album every time.
“We consider that we must always give again as a lot love as we now have acquired, so with each album, we do our greatest to ship high quality music and performances with a better sense of duty,” mentioned one other member, MINGYU.
(Reporting by Gloria Tso; enhancing by Grant McCool)