Pentagon is back today (July 17) with their new single, “Humph!”
A chill hip-pop track that bounces along to a smooth piano and snapping melody over a rollicking, tinny beat, “Humph!” soars to its infectious chorus, during which the members of the K-pop boy band impishly request an apology from the object of their affection.
The song, which is titled “????” (“Forbidden” or “Off Limits” ) in Korean, features lyrics that reflect the childlike inclination to sulk and act mad when a romantic interest does something they don’t like or doesn’t pay them enough attention.
“Humph!” was released alongside a fun music video that turns the members of Pentagon into quarrelsome schoolboys who partake in a baseball club, where they don uniforms featuring the New York Yankees’ logo.
Though only eight of Pentagon’s nine members appear in the music video, the voice of Yan An, who is currently sitting out of group activities do to an injury, can be heard on the single.
“Humph!” was produced by popular South Korean rapper-songwriter Giriboy, who recently featured on Heize’s “We Don’t Talk Together,” which was produced by BTS’ Suga. The song fronts the group’s seasonal Sum(Me:R) EP, which features three other songs, including “Round 2,” which features callbacks to their 2018 hit song “Shine.”
Watch the music video for Pentagon’s “Humph!” below.