GOT7’s third full-length album “Present: YOU” is excelling on iTunes album charts across the globe, and so is their single Lullaby released in four languages: Korean, English, Mandarin and Spanish.
The album was released on Monday at 6pm local time and soon after topped the iTunes Top Album charts in 25 countries, including Brazil, Finland, Hong Kong, Mexico and New Zealand.
“Present: YOU” is a beautiful compilation of solo tracks by each of the seven members and five other tracks including the lead song Lullaby.
“We decided to record our title track in four languages because we want to communicate better with our international fans and reach out to a wider audience,” member Jinyoung said during Monday’s press conference in Seoul. “The world tour made us feel the love and support of our fans across the globe.”
GOT7 recently wrapped up its “2018 Eyes on You” world tour, which visited 17 cities across Asia, Europe, and North and South America.
When asked about the most difficult language to record in, JB said, “Spanish was hard because even English verses had to be changed to Spanish. We constantly had to check our pronunciation.”
Their single Lullaby is an urban deep house track with dreamy sync sounds. “The song is about the sweet feeling of love as the lyrics say ‘all you say comes to me as a lullaby’,” JB said.
The seven members – Jackson, BamBam, Youngjae, Jinyoung, Yugyeom, JB and Mark – each produced their own songs Made It, Party, Nobody Knows, My Youth, Fine, Sunrise and OMW (On My Way) respectively to showcase their individual personalities and musical philosophies. Most tracks are about youth, self-reflection and love.
“I think we’ve gained more confidence over the last five years building our musical career. Since the new album includes self-produced music, we believe we could act as mature artists,” BamBam said.
“We feel blessed for being recognised and loved in countries and regions we’ve never visited. We are proud to be part of a K-pop band and hope we can promote K-pop better,” Yugyeom added.
GOT7 appeared on the K-pop scene in 2014 with their debut album “Got it?” The band consists of three non-Korean members: Jackson from Hong Kong, BamBam from Thailand, and Mark from the United States. Their hits include If You Do, You Are and Never Ever.
This article was originally written by Kwak Yeon-soo for The Korea Times.