TVXQ! are officially back in the K-pop game.
Three years since releasing Rise As God, the duo returned on Thursday (March 28), with a new beginning. Their first album since the pair returned from serving in South Korea’s military, New Chapter #1: The Chance of Love delivers up the smoothest, most grown-up TVXQ! yet. Fronted by the jazzy “The Chance of Love,” TVXQ!’s most maturely-styled singled to date, the 11-track album marks the iconic boy band’s official return to the K-pop scene following a quick re-introduction last year.
Like past singles “Something” and “Spellbound,” “The Chance of Love,” or “Fate” as it’s called in Korean, brings in swing-inspired instrumentals to TVXQ!’s sound. Splicing the swaying melody with scratchy synths and pulsating, snapping beats, the pair’s vocals blend harmoniously through the bouncing chorus, “ooh-oohs” and all.