Tomorrow X Together lead K-pop’s rock revival with the release of album ‘The Chaos Chapter: Freeze’
- Tomorrow X Together, also known as TXT, lead the album with the track ‘0x1=Lovesong (I Know I Love You)’ featuring rising South Korean R&B singer Seori
- The songs on TXT’s second full-length studio LP explore a variety of genres but mainly lean into rock – clearly a theme for this year’s K-pop music releases
TXT, also known as Tomorrow X Together, returned on May 31 with the release of a new album, The Chaos Chapter: Freeze, that breathes life into alt rock music.
Fittingly, 0x1=Lovesong was released with a music video in which the group’s five members channel grunge and pop punk fashion and perform with handheld microphones.
Presenting the album, the band wore black and white, holey shirts and ripped jeans, modernising rock looks popularised in the 80s and 90s. Performances from the band have featured similar looks.
Different band members have songwriting credits for several of the tracks on The Chaos Chapter: Freeze, the group’s second full-length studio LP.
The embrace of retro sounds has been a trend in music globally in the past few years and the coronavirus pandemic has made some people nostalgic for the past, so it’s no surprise to see TXT are breathing new life into pop rock.
Last year saw many K-pop acts releasing music with retro disco and funk vibes, and 2021 is gearing up to be K-pop’s year of alt rock.