Rookie K-pop group, CIX has released their 2nd EP album HELLO Chapter 2. ‘Hello, Strange Place’ on 19 November 2019.
Consisting of members BX, Seunghun, Yonghee, Jinyoung (former Wanna One member), and Hyunsuk, the new project by the five-member group is an extension of their debut EP in July titled HELLO Chapter 1. ‘Hello, Stranger’, as their storytelling continues under the theme of “HELLO”. In this EP album, the group touches on a sensitive yet a real subject amongst high school students in Korea, with school being the “strange place”. Some of the controversial subjects include school violence, a stressful education system, and teenagers’ lost hope.
The focus single ‘Numb’ is a hip hop-based dance track that represents the struggles of the youth of this generation, whose dreams have become lost and “numb” due to the various obstacles created by the current society and adults. Along with the powerful sound, the band also presents a unique and impactful choreography.
CIX – Hello Chapter 2: Hello, Strange Place Tracklist
01. Black Out
02. Numb (순수의 시대)
04. Bystander (방관자)
05. Maybe I
Each of the track in the album also has its unique stories, starting with a powerful K-Pop track ‘Black Out’, to an empowering ‘Maybe I’. Renowned producer MZMC joins again on the song production of the album, working with international producer/songwriters such as Styalz Fuego, Pink Slip and Anthony Russo. The dance choreography is also arranged by renowned dance crew, Just Jerk.
As CIX continues to tell a story through their music and visuals, the band will also release a special epilogue video on 4 December 2019.