On September 9th, boy group LUMINOUS debuted with their music video for ‘RUN’. This was accompanied with their 1st mini album, ‘Youth’ comprising of the B-side ‘Home Alone’ and the instrumentals of the two aforementioned tracks. Originally known as DS Boys pre-debut, the group planned to debut in 2019 under DS Entertainment. However, due to internal issues, the debut was cancelled. The quartet (Youngbin, Suil, Steven, Woobin) then dropped a pre-debut EP, ‘Luminous Dreaming’ in August this year under Brunson WIP Entertainment. Two years after the original slated debut, the boy group have finally begun their idol careers.
Lyrically, the discusses the hardships of achieving your dreams, thus having to run to overcome aversities to do what you want. Instrumentally, the track features a lowkey booming electronic drum and trap beat to chug the track along. An extended high note after the bridge highlights well amongst the relatively sparse backing. Although the track might not bang as hard as others typically seen in K-Pop, it sets itself into a cool cruising groove.
Check out the music video down below!
LUMINOUS ‘RUN’ MV:
Opening with the members in their own space reflecting, the sudden trap introduction of the track piques attention. The majority of the MV showcases the performance aspects, with the four members paired with backup dancers in an industrial looking set. The dance routine looks complex and completely in-sync as the members show their trained expertise.
Comprising of members born between 1998-2000, you may recognise a couple of the members as they participated in Mnet‘s audition survival show, ‘Produce X 101’ in 2019. These include Steven Kim and Jung Youngbin who were eliminated ranked #72 and #68 respectively.
LUMINOUS‘s debut mini album, ‘Youth’, featuring the title track, ‘RUN’ is available now!
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Written by Derek