Starting off with plinking synths and a snapping beat, “Home” spends much of its time driving towards a powerful beat drop and never landing it– in the best way possible. Instead, it’s evocative in its subtlety, creating an uplifting K-pop dance track that leans into future bass while showcasing the members’ heartfelt vocals as they sing about the titular topic.
According to the blurb for the song’s music video, “Home” “expresses the desire to present comfort to a loved one who has brightened the day when one was still in darkness. The emotional lyrics compare ‘home’ to the mutual feelings of loved ones and how any obstacle can be conquered by relying on each other. The warm lyrics and delicate emotions expressed through the track looks to comfort the listeners.”
The song was released with a sweater weather-inspired music video full of berets and argyle as the 13-members charismatically stare down the camera in forlorn states in Spartan rooms, on beaches and basketball courts, and at other picturesque settings. Interspersed are sleekly choreographed shots as the members show off some of their tightest moves to date, synchronized twirls and alls.
“Home” fronts Seventeen’s six-track You Made My Dawn EP, which features three group tracks — ”Home,” “Getting Closer,” and “Good To Me” — and a trio of songs performed by their sub-units: performance team’s “Shhh,” vocal team’s “Hug,” and the hip-hop team’s “Chilli.” Each of the six songs were written by the members and longtime collaborator Bumzu, with Park Ki Tae and Anchor, both of PRISMFILTER, and Poptime also serving as songwriters.
The release today was preceded by that of “Getting Closer” last month through its dynamic video.
Seventeen has seen eight albums appear on the World Albums chart since its start in 2015, including last year’s prequel EP You Make My Day, which peaked at No. 3 in July. The act debuted and peaked on the Artist 100 Chart at No. 87 that same month.
Watch the music video for Seventeen’s “Home” here: