A year since their last EP We Young, NCT Dream returned this week (Aug. 30) with the title track off of their upcoming EP We Go Up (due Sept. 3).
The song brings Dreamies back to the retro vibes they've featured on past songs, and blends them with the hip-hop sound they explored on this year's earlier single "Go," though in a more youthful, ebullient way. Tinny percussion and booming bass drive the track as the members serve up swaggering raps and harmonious vocals, which come to their height during the chorus as the seven declare “we go up” repeatedly.
"We Go Up" was released alongside a music video full of eccentric, playful motifs including bubbles and rocket ships. It focuses heavily on the septet's paunchy choreography, and shows the group playing around and enjoying summer as they wave a flag that features the song's title.