A new K-pop boy band have arrived and are ready to take their place among the big names after releasing their debut song Given-Taken on Monday. Seven-member Enhypen were formed through the television competition series I-Land , which enabled fans from across the world to vote for the final line-up. The new outfit are managed by Belift Lab, a joint venture by Big Hit Entertainment, the home of BTS, and CJ ENM, one of South Korea’s biggest entertainment and media companies. According to a press release, Given-Taken “conveys the boys’ doubts about whether their debut was “given” or they have “taken” the opportunity on their own. The song also brings forth their ambitions to overcome these uncertainties and step foot [sic] into the new world.” The song’s lyrics include references to “red blood” and “white fangs”, and the band used the metaphor to reflect the drive relayed by the members in a theatrical, vampiric music video. BTS members’ military service can be deferred after new bill passes As is now common in K-pop, especially among acts associated with Big Hit, the staging of the plot appears to be setting the groundwork for an intense, fantastical storyline to follow in future releases from Enhypen. At the time of publication, the music video had received more than 11 million views on YouTube. Given-Taken fronts the group’s debut EP Border: Day One , which similarly arrives as the first chapter of a sonic and visual narrative set to unfold across following releases. Border: Day One is said to capture “the uncertainties and complex emotions of the seven members standing at the border between two contrasting worlds, conveying their story of finally taking the first steps over the border to face the new world ahead of them”, ostensibly a reference to the members’ lives before their debut and the future that awaits. The group performed songs from the six-track album at their debut showcase in Seoul, also on Monday, and shared their excitement about debuting across social media platforms. Although the group has just debuted, Enhypen have been highly anticipated, with more than a million followers on each of their various social media platforms. The members – Jay, Heeseung, Sunghoon, Ni-ki, Jake, Sunoo, Jungwon – hail from across the world: as well as Koreans, the act features members from the US, Australia and Japan. Enhypen are the latest act launched in conjunction with Big Hit Entertainment, which had a highly anticipated IPO earlier this year and has spent much of the year expanding its roster through new releases, new acts, launching new IPs and acquiring new subsidiary brands.