Korean boy band Wanna One has a promise to make in their latest music video, released Monday.
A special pre-album song from the band dedicated to their fans, “I.P.U” -- an acronym for “I Promise You” -- is an exhilarating electro-pop track. Released 333 days after the 11-member K-pop group's first public appearance, the single is filled with promise to their fans to never forget them for their support. Each of the men was handpicked through a Korean television show last year by South Korean viewers to be featured in the group.
Beginning as an ambient EDM track propelled by a steady melody and the sweet vocals of the band member's, the intensity of "I.P.U" picks up in the buildup to the propulsive chorus, with the inclusion of dramatic beats spurring it on towards a dynamic dance break. The song is perhaps Wanna One’s most vocally impressive one yet, with each of the men’s distinctive tones standing out for a portion of the track, always a difficulty for K-pop groups with double-digits.