Half a year after debuting with “Chewing Gum,” NCT Dream returned on Wednesday (Feb. 8, Feb. 9 in Korea) with their new single “My First & Last.”
Fitting NCT Dream’s conceptualization as a youthful, boyish band, “My First & Last” is a lively dance track with a light-hearted melody featuring brassy horns and a pounding bass. The soulful vocals are pure ‘90s pop, proving that just because most of NCT Dream’s members weren’t born until the 2000’s, that doesn't mean they can’t pay homage to the era.
The music video for “My First & Last” features the NCT Dream members portraying high school students who fall for their teacher. The cutesy plot is age-appropriate for the group -- none of the members are older than 17-years-old -- and fits the song's lyrics about first love. But it’s the choreography where NCT Dream shines.