Stray Kids releases preview of new album ‘樂-STAR’ produced by themselves
Stray Kids releases preview of new album ‘樂-STAR’ produced by themselves
Stray Kids released a mash-up video for their new mini album '樂-STAR'.

Stray Kids will release their mini album '樂-STAR' and title song 'Rock (樂)' on Friday, November 10th. At midnight on the 6th, four days before the comeback, 'Stray Kids <Rockstar> Mashup Video' was posted on the official SNS channel, giving a preview of some of the music included in the new album.

The video includes the title song 'Rock', 'MEGAVERSE', 'Blind Spot', 'COMFLEX', 'Cover Me', 'Leave', and the title song of Japan's first EP album. 'Social Path (Feat. LiSA)' (Social Path) Some of the sound sources from tracks 1 to 7 of the new album, including the Korean version, have been collected into one.

The seven songs were connected with bright energy and fast-paced beats, creating an exciting atmosphere that everyone could enjoy, and ending with the title song 'Rock', which was shrouded in mystery, stimulating curiosity about the new album. Numerous microphones and lights surrounding the members heightened the 'rock star' mood, and the graffiti background, colorful flowers, and dynamic camera composition completed a pictorial film that illuminated the 'headliners' Stray Kids.

The mini album '樂-STAR' contains a total of 8 songs, including the 7 songs that appeared in the mash-up video and 'Rock (Rock Ver.)'. Bang Chan, Changbin, and Han, the group's producing team 3RACHA, once again participated in the overall production of the song, including the title song, capturing Stray Kids' deep musicality.

Member Hyunjin participated in writing and composing track 5, 'Cover Me', along with Kevin Gomringer and Tim Gomringer of German hip-hop producer duo Cubeatz, VERSACHOI, and Million Boy. Leading domestic and foreign writers, including (Millionboy) and Jun-i (JUN2), joined forces to complete a well-made album.

Stray Kids released their third full-length album '★★★★★ (5-STAR)' in June this year, following last year's two mini albums 'ODDINARY' and 'MAXIDENT'. They set a record of winning first place on Billboard's main chart 'Billboard 200' for three consecutive times. The album's title song 'Special' raised the group's status by winning the 'Best K-Pop' category at the '2023 MTV Video Music Awards', an American pop music awards ceremony held in September.

Recently, 'Stray Kids 5-STAR Dome Tour 2023', a 10-session large-scale dome tour in 5 regions in Korea and Japan, was successfully completed as 'the first of the 4th generation K-pop boy group'. In particular, the performance of some of the songs from the new album was unveiled for the first time at a two-day solo concert at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on October 21st and 22nd.

Meanwhile, Stray Kids' new mini album '樂-STAR' and title song 'Rock (樂)' will be officially released on the 10th (Friday) at 2pm (00:00 Eastern time in the US).

Kim Se-ah, Ten Asia reporter translated by google