K-pop boy band SF9 is back today (June 17) with their second single of 2019 in the form of the exhilarating “RPM.”
A reference to the revolutions per minute of a machine, typically associated with car tires, “RPM” starts off with gruff raps and accelerates into slinking electro-pop song built upon echoing base and layered synths. A blend of industrial EDM and pop-rock instrumental elements appear throughout as “RPM” drives towards the finish, as the nine members sing of their booming love.
The sci-fi music video for the single turns the members of SF9 into what appears to be a futuristic version of cops and robbers, with some members making their way to steal pink crystals, only to be hunted down as they run. With a bit of a Tron vibe to the entirety of the video thanks to dark settings lit by bright lights while the members perform dynamic choreography, “RPM” gets the heart racing.