The crowned winners of Mnet’s idol survival show ‘Kingdom:Legendary War’ proved to the world what they are capable of, by exhibiting their rap, dance, singing, acting, and creativity hence gathering more and more fans everyday.
BangChan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, andI.N. the members of Stray Kids are ready to serve a new album in less than a day and we are already on a comeback mode! August 23, is an important day for STAYs all around the world as Stray Kids will be releasing their much awaited comeback album ‘NOEASY’ with ‘Thunderous’ as their title track produced by 3RACHA, the producing group within Stray Kids consisting of leader Bang Chan, and members Chang Bin and Han. ‘NOEASY’ is their second full length studio album and is already receiving massive success and creating personal records by receiving more than 830,000 stock pre-orders which is almost 3 times more as compared to their previous album ‘IN生’ (‘IN LIFE’). This is their first comeback in 11 months.
3RACHA have so far produced every single song, making them Stray Kids’ powerhouse. Prior to the release of ‘NOEASY’ the outstanding trio commented,
“We’re freely sharing ideas and making music in a comfortable environment. We’re constantly thinking of ways to make music unique to us that is both new and witty. Discovering what others haven’t done yet is our assignment that we are solving and will continue to solve in the future.”
– 3RACHA, Stray Kids
With the continuous drop of energetic teasers and track reveals, STAYs and K-POP fans eagerly await its drop. But until then, with the help of Stray Kids India we curated a checklist of tracks to vibe with and get into the comeback mood! And if you’re new to this fandom, fasten your seat belt for these tracks are going to take you on a thrill ride!
1. God’s Menu
God’s Menu is now one of the main songs the group is identified with, as it celebrates the catchiness and spiciness of Stray Kids, with its MV representing the group’s unique colours. God’s Menu holds much vibrancy as they introduce the “mala taste,” a genre pioneered by Stray Kids. With it’s hook beats and energetic dance, this is one song, that should definitely be on your KPOP menu no matter which group you stan!
2. Back Door
Within three months of God’s Menu’s release, the boys dropped another hit track ‘Back Door’ and achieved massive success. ‘Back Door’ happens to be the only K-POP song mentioned in the TIME MAGAZINE’s ’10 Best Songs of 2020,’ securing the 8th place. Another track that must definitely be on your playlist!
3. Mixtape ‘OH’
Mixtape ‘OH’ is a super special song, carrying with it a lost of emotion for STAYs as it marks the return of Hyunjin, who was on a 4-month hiatus. Fans welcomed his return by charting the track on iTunes. This electro-pop track is the group’s 7th digital single.
‘TA’ with its is a ‘jungle’ genre serves as the perfect mood setter for a Desi K-POP fan, as it emits Bollywood vibes! This track and their dance performance video is spirit lifter and a ‘must listen’ on gloomy, slow days.
5. B Me
A B-Side track from their repackaged album IN生. If your’re part of the fandom, you already know that ‘B ME’ hits differently! Though it is B-Side track, Stray Kids dropped an unveil video, a continuation of ‘MIXTAPE: ON TRACK.’
Be sure to check out their MVs as well!
6. Side Effects
With every song, Stray Kids only continue to amuse fans with their unique choice in genres. Side Effects uses psytrance (psychedelic trance), becoming the first ever K-POP song to make use of this genre.
Interesting Fact: This genre has an effect on the brain that calms the nerves, which inspired the song’s name ‘Side Effects.’
The Track further over layed the names of multiple side effects in the song’s chorus.
A perfect combination of R&B and Rap! In the span of three years, the members have showed their various sides and colours throughout their catalogue of music recordings. The track ’19’ is from the album ‘MIROH,’ which released exactly one year after their debut. Stray Kids Member, Han is the writer of this track and the boys sings about the melancholy feeling of adulting, hence making it relatable and popular among teenagers, especially the ones saying hello to their twenties.
8. The Tortoise and the Hare
“A masterpiece!“ is how the fans describe this track. ‘The Tortoise and The Hare’ is the full version of ‘GO LIVE,’ which was released as the intro of their album. The group flaunt and flex their rapping styles and skills on the Hip-Hop Trap track. Another mood lifter.
Stray Kids’ entire discography consists of 32 different genres! and so, these recommendations are just the tip of an ice berg but we hope you enjoy listening to it! We also made a playlist on Spotify to make it easier!
JYP Entertainment’s hitmakers are coming back very soon! ‘NOEASY’ is scheduled to release tomorrow at 6 PM KST (2:30 PM IST) and will hold the Mnet “Comeback Show” at 7 PM KST (3:30 pm IST) which they received as an award for winning the show, ‘Kingdom:Legendary War.’ Stray Kids will be performing their title track ‘Thunderous’ on this show for the first time.
STAY, How are we doing here? Just few more hours to go and we will be witnessing some more masterpieces by Stray Kids! Comment and let us know your favorite comeback and how excited you are for #NOEASY and until then, we are going to play some of our favorite SKZ tracks!