K-pop group SuperM’s first single is here, and it has its own adventure mini-film to accompany it.
“Jopping,” out at midnight EST Friday (Oct. 4), is the first song from the group that is being called the “Avengers” of K-pop. Featuring seven members coming from across SM Entertainment’s artistic roster, the Marvel-inspired metaphor comes straight from the minds at the South Korean company.
There’s something “super” about this boy band. They unite as a team featuring what member Taemin previously described to Billboard as the “aces of aces” from each of their respective acts, all popular K-pop boy bands.
The group’s first album, the self-titled debut EP known as SuperM – The First Mini Album, also dropped at midnight shortly after they held a press conference in Los Angeles at Capitol Records on Thursday night (Oct. 3). During it, the seven members of SuperM answered a variety of questions and premiered the music video for “Jopping,” which Mark said represents the group being “gladiators or warriors on stage” performing before the world.
Upon its release, the music video for “Jopping” proved to be an action-packed, futuristic short film that featured the bandmates as superhero-style stars performing a dramatic dance track with frequent tonal shifts as they perform high-powered choreography. Throughout, it switches between the bombastic titular electro-pop choral refrain bolstered by cinematic-style horns, and a groovy beat over which the members rhythmically share their raps and sing melodically.
The song’s title is a combination word pulled from the terms “jumping” and “popping,” a nod to the group’s intense performance style, the renewal of SM’s “SMP,” or “SM Music Performance” style that blends dramatic choreography with impactful genre-blending sounds.
Along with discussing the new single and the group’s member dynamics during the press conference, Baekhyun added that, while a potential spoiler, he believes that additional songs will be featured during the act’s upcoming We Are the Future live tour, and asked fans to look forward to it.
Following the release of “Jopping, the song trended worldwide on Twitter.
SuperM will hold their first performance in Los Angeles at Capitol Records on Saturday (Oct. 5).
Watch SuperM’s music video for their first single “Jopping” and stream their debut EP below.