K-pop boy band NCT 127 returned Monday (March 18) with a new Japanese song today. Released through an artfully filmed music video, “Wakey Wakey” is the team’s first single of 2019.
A boisterous dance track, “Wakey Wakey” is a sonic sequel to last year’s “Chain,” continuing the group’s exploration of industrial beats and pulsating synths. A mix of harmonious verses and swaggering raps surround the stomp of the chorus, offering up a diverse display of vocals from the nine members of NCT 127 that appear on the song.
“Wakey Wakey” precedes the release of the group’s first Japanese LP Awaken, set to drop on April 17. It follows last May’s Chain, NCT 127’s Japanese debut EP.