K-pop boy band Nu’Est W returned Monday (Nov. 26) with their new single “Help Me." The lead single on their Wake,N EP, it was released through a music video that opens the door for the next part of their career.
After starting deceptively soft with a building beat, “Help Me” rapidly grows into a soaring synth-based dance track that utilizes booming orchestral instrumentals while switching back and forth between varying levels of intensities. The quartet’s vocals weave in and out as eclectic effects are layered upon one another to create a dramatic soundscape full of beat drops and tonal changes, reflecting the desperation the four sing and rap about.
The compelling energy of “Help Me” is immensely suitable as the finale for Nu’Est W; the group is set to revert in 2019 to its full, five-membered lineup as Nu’Est with Hwang Minhyun returning to the group after temporary boy band Wanna One comes to an end in upcoming weeks. The video for the new single, which features captivating cinematography, Morse Code-related imagery and dynamic dance sequences, alludes to Hwang’s return at its conclusion, with the four looking toward an open door as an unseen person’s footsteps are heard.