Monsta X’s youngest member I.M released the smooth rap track “Fly With Me” on Tuesday (Feb. 20).
Produced by Wooki, the song is part of Monsta X’s Mixtape project, which has allowed I.M and the group’s other rapper Jooheon a chance to highlight their more overt hip-hop leanings. The duo have released several songs together as well as individual tracks. “Fly With Me” is I.M’s first solo track to get a music video, though it’s his second solo Mixtape song after last year’s “Who Am I” featuring Yeseo.
With his distinct deep tone, and some howling, the rapper uses the song to address his thoughts and desires. “I will be by your side so you won’t be alone,” repeats I.M, before expressing his darker reflections. “Sometimes I am at the edge of a cliff due to thoughts that become deep/ I want to be away from your arms and drown.”
The song was released through SoundCloud and was accompanied by a music video. Made to look like a home movie, glitching and all, I.M delivers the song’s rap over the mellow beats as he hangs out on the beach and in a rundown building. A variety of filters overlay the video’s natural coloring, adding an ambient note that matches the atmospheric sound of the track’s high-pitched synths.
The song proved to be immensely popular upon its release, with Monsta X fans — known as Monbebes — trending the hashtag #FlyWithMe worldwide for several hours on Tuesday. The group is very popular on social media, and came in at No. 48 on Billboard’s Social 50 chart this week.
Watch the music video for I.M’s “Fly With Me” below: