This year we’ve got a good amount of new groups debuting both in J-POP and K-POP, and we’re always so excited to be able to hear new music from new groups, and now we have a new group to add to the list. Everyone, please welcome…&TEAM!
So, &TEAM is a 9-member group from HYBE’s survival group, &AUDITION-The Howling, consisting of EJ, Fuma, K, Nicholas, Yuma, Jo, Harua, Taki, and Maki. Some members you may remember from another survival group, I-LAND, so it’s nice to see some familiar faces! We got hints of what to expect from the group from the survival show, but nothing beats an official debut, and that’s just what we got with First Howling: ME.
It’s Debut Time
Before the release of their album, we got ‘Under the skin,’ their very first track, and in our opinion, it’s a really good track for the group to start off with. And right off the bat, the track gives off the vibes of “this is going to be a really good drama,” and the way that the MV went, it was very drama-award-worthy. But if the track didn’t pull you in from the beginning, maybe the catchy chorus will do the job. It’s probably our favorite part of the song, so we highly recommend you give it a listen! The video is currently at 4.9 million views, which we think is pretty good for a group that just debuted. We expect it to continue to go up, we’ll be watching you 👀.
First Howling: Me
As we mentioned, it’s their debut and with a debut, we usually get more than one track. So, along with ‘Under the skin,’ we also got ‘Scent of you,’ ‘Buzz Love,’ and ‘The Final Countdown (&TEAM ver.).’ And we gotta say we thought the title track would’ve been our favorite from this mini-album, but no, it ended up being ‘Buzz Love!’ It’s such a fun track, and the lyrics are so cute that we’re sure it’s going to end up on our next Valentine’s playlist. If you’re still not convinced that you should be listening to &TEAM from those tracks, just give the whole mini-album a listen, we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll love. You can find where to stream First Howling: ME, here.
We’re sure we’ll be hearing from &TEAM a lot in the upcoming year. We honestly can’t wait to see what heights they’ll reach and what their next comeback will be like. But for now, we’ll continue to stream First Howling: ME.
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