On August 30th, veteran boy group BTOB released the music video to their new title track, ‘Outsider’. The song comes off their simultaneously dropped special album, ‘4U: Outside’. Comprising of six tracks, this is the second release by the group without the current additional members Sungjae and Hyunsik whom are serving the military and expected to be discharged towards the end of the year. Their previous comeback came with the 2020 title track, ‘Show Your Love’. Marketed as the sub-unit BTOB 4U, the lineup for this new comeback is exactly the same; members Eunkwang, Minhyuk, Changsub and Peniel.
In 2021, the Cube Entertainment act participated in Mnet‘s boy group survival show, ‘Kingdom: Legendary War’. Competing against the likes of STRAY KIDS, ATEEZ, IKON, SF9 and THE BOYZ, the group ended the competition in 4th place.
The lyrics of ‘Outsider’ tell the story of ordinary people living their lives through monotonous daily routines; that we wish to become outsiders and escape from our regular tied patterns to find our own self-worth. Its brassy band instrumental is groovy, complimenting the group’s matured and resonant vocals. Rap sections here are bouncy and show casual attitude to measure up to the polished classy beat.
Check out the music video down below!
BTOB ‘OUTSIDER’ MV:
Watching the MV, we begin at a filming set with the quartet taking on the different roles. However this turns to the journeys of the four members becoming outsiders. For some that could getting out of a traditional 9-5 office job, for others we see them play poker and drive cars to freedom through the city. There is a considerable amount of choreography in this MV for the usually vocally driven group. The dance looks sharp and refined as matching the charms of the track. With the guys wearing predominantly black and white formal wear, and under black and white filter, it gives the video a old classic feel.
BTOB‘s special album, ‘4U: Outside’ featuring the title track, ‘Outsider’ is available now!
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Written by Derek