Watch K-Pop Boy Band Pentagon 'Shine' in New Song
K-pop group Pentagon returned Monday (April 2) with their new album, Positive. Fronted by the song “Shine,” it’s the act’s sixth set since its debut in 2016.
With a brassy, funky beat, cowbells, and playful piano melody driving the swaying hip-pop track, “Shine” is one of the brightest singles Pentagon’s put forward yet. Switching between rhythmic raps and harmonious, chanting choruses, the single is fun in its minimal nature, a trend that’s increasingly becoming popular among K-pop boy bands.
Like other Pentagon songs, members E'Dawn and Hui co-composed the song with frequent collaborators Flow Blow. Rappers Yuto and Wooseok also had a hand in writing lyrics for “Shine.”
The song was released with an accompanying music video that, like the song, emphasizes a softer side to Pentagon, moving the act away from the more boisterous imagery they’ve previously pursued with singles.
Swaggering dance moves bring the K-pop crew through a variety of sets, showing the 10-member act up as preppy students in a run-down school as they contemplate confessing their love. Panorama shots swing in and out, highlighting individual members as they deliver their lines before culminating in the 10-member act playing around with one another before a final choreography segment ends things off.
Pentagon was formed by Cube Entertainment, home to HyunA and CLC, through the television show Pentagon Maker in 2016.
Over the years, the group’s slowly seen a rise in prominence, and have landed two releases on the World Albums chart, including last September's Demo_01, which peaked at No. 5.