NCT U unveiled the colorful music video for their latest single “Make a Wish (Birthday Song)” on Monday (Oct. 12).
The kaleidoscopic visual sees seven members of the NCT sub-unit — Taeyong, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Jaemin, Lucas, Xiaojun and newcomer Shotaro — dance around a blazing fire, swing from opulent chandeliers and incorporate Bollywood-inspired dance moves into their choreography.
“I can do this all day/ Back it up, back it up/ Hurry up, hit that line/ It’s a waste of time, you should/ I don’t need no more sign, yeah/ Wherever you are, I can find ya/ It’s gonna be alright/ Put the hands together, make a wish,” the septet sing and rap over the track’s whistling hook and clattering beat. (English translation of lyrics courtesy of YouTube.)
The dance-heavy song serves as the lead single for the super-sized, 23-piece K-pop boy band’s brand new studio set, NCT – The 2nd Album Resonance Pt. 1, which was released via SM Entertainment/Capitol Music Group on the same day the video dropped. Also featuring second single “From Home,” the LP arrives two years after the group’s debut studio album, NCT 2018 Empathy.
NCT – The 2nd Album Resonance Pt. 1, meanwhile, sees all 23 members of NCT joining forces and performing in smaller collaborative units over the course of the album’s 13 tracks.
Watch the fiery video for “Make a Wish (Birthday Song)” below.