|LOS ANGELES (May 19, 2020) — Today, NCT 127 release their brand new single, “Punch,” along with its accompanying music video: watch HERE. “Punch” arrives alongside the group’s deluxe repackage, The 2nd Album Repackage ‘NCT #127 Neo Zone: The Final Round,’ also out digitally today via SM Entertainment Co., Ltd. with Capitol Music Group/ Caroline.
See below for the full track listing, which features 4 new tracks—including “Punch”—in addition to the album’s original 13. There will be two physical versions of the album, each with unique packaging, photos, and other content. Physical albums will be released June 12 in the U.S., and preorder is available HERE.
The Seoul-based global pop powerhouse debuted “Punch” live for the first time at their livestreamed concert, NCT 127 – Beyond the Origin, on Saturday evening, May 16. Part of Beyond LIVE, the groundbreaking new concert streaming series via SM Entertainment and Naver V LIVE, the show reached over 104,000 paid viewers in 129 countries. Additionally, the hashtag “#NCT127_BeyondLIVE” was Twitter’s No. 1 trend worldwide and in countries including the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, Russia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore and Peru, giving insight into their global popularity.
Beyond the Origin was the first Beyond LIVE production to feature a “multicam” function, offering a total of ten different camera angles, including a full wide angle of the stage and close-ups of each member. Among interactive portions and outstanding performances of hit singles and fan favorites, NCT 127 also shared the first-ever performance of “Make Your Day,” a new ballad from the deluxe repackage.
Reviewing the concert, Billboard praised “Punch” as an “anthemic, confident track,” and wrote, “The remarkably high production value of the show, as well as the multi-angle live stream, created a different kind of live performance that allowed the group’s showmanship to shine through and let fans feel connected to the band even if it may be a while before they can see them in person again.”
Prior to the repackage, The 2nd Album ‘NCT #127 Neo Zone’ was released March 6 and debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, quickly making its way to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Albums chart and the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Artist 100 chart. The music video for the album’s first single, “Kick It,” has over 47 million views, standing out among an album “…full of tracks that showcase NCT 127’s diverse skillset, shining a spotlight on each of the members’ artistic strengths as performers and songwriters,” according to Billboard. “Neo Zone is NCT 127 at its best. It checks off all the boxes,” said Consequence of Sound. Rolling Stone said, “The ability to seamlessly slide in and out of genres while experimenting with different sounds is what makes NCT 127 stand out among a crowded field of competitors.”
Track Listing – The 2nd Album Repackage ‘NCT #127 Neo Zone: The Final Round’
4. Kick It
6. Pandora’s Box
7. Day Dream
8. Make Your Day*
9. Interlude: Neo Zone
10. MAD DOG
11. Sit Down!
12. Love Me Now
13. Love Song
14. White Night
15. Not Alone
16. Dreams Come True
17. Elevator (127F)
About NCT 127
With 7.7 million Instagram followers and 3.1 million Twitter followers in tow, Seoul-based global pop powerhouse NCT 127 has shaken up the K-pop world since their 2016 mega-hit “Fire Truck” with their unique and conceptually progressive artistry (“Limitless,” “Cherry Bomb”). In October 2018, the breakout boy band was tapped by Apple Music as the Up Next artist of the month, the first-ever act from Asia to take the coveted title. In addition, they were named as Rolling Stone’s 2018 “K-pop Artist to Watch,” and declared to be “leading the next generation of K-pop” by the Los Angeles Times. Charting above the world’s biggest artists—including Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez—on Billboard’s Social 50, the talented group delivers more of an experience than just a performance every time they hit the stage. Known for mixing genres, NCT 127 combines sounds in pop, R&B, hip-hop, and Latin trap. NCT 127 made their U.S. TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live with “Regular,” their all-English hit song which was included in Apple’s Best of 2018 playlist. Their 2019 EP NCT #127 WE ARE SUPERHUMAN – The 4th Mini Album was a smash, entering the Billboard 200 at No. 11. Most recently, they secured their highest charting collection with their new album NCT #127 NEO ZONE, which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.
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