Inter-label collaborations are popular in South Korea, but few capture as much attention as Nu’Est W and Seventeen’s recent 2017 MAMA performance of the stomping dance track “Heaven.” Now, a month after its first airing, the two boy bands released a special video showing off the choreography on Thursday (Dec. 28).
Featuring the 13-member Seventeen and the four members of Nu’Est W — Nu’Est’s rebranded team without Hwang Minhyun, who is currently serving as part of the temporary boy band Wanna One — “Heaven” is a sleekly choreographed, performance-fueled track that thrives on large numbers. The short video highlights the intense synchronization displayed by the two Pledis Entertainment acts’ members, as they move as the men perform the smooth dance number in dapper suits.
“Heaven” is the first official collaboration between Seventeen and Nu’est W, two of the most popular K-pop boy bands of 2017. It was co-written by Baekho of Nu’Est W and Seventeen’s Woozi along with frequent Pledis collaborator Bumzu, with Seventeen’s Dino and Vernon also serving as lyricists for the propulsive yet airy EDM track that equates the feelings of love to the idea of heaven.
Though they released a performance version of the track, which was created specifically for the 2017 MAMA in Japan performance, Pledis Entertainment has made no statement regarding the song’s official release.
Watch the highly stylized performance of “Heaven” below: