SEVENTEEN Rise up High with ‘Heng:garæ’

In the Kpop industry, it appears that comeback season is in full swing. The latest edition to the K-world is a brand new mini album by SEVENTEEN. This one’s titled, ‘Heng:garæ’. A day after the release, the album’s title track, ‘Left & Right’ received its very own music video, leaving fans buzzing with excitement. 

With this tune, the band’s clearly taking a step away from their previous numbers. Juggling up different Rap styles, each verse of ‘Left & Right’ is a breath of fresh air. In fact, it’s these very verses that seem to steal the spotlight from the chorus, which reverts to the band’s familiar, upbeat melodies.  Interestingly enough, if you listen closely, the song’s beats also take a modern approach to the hip hop sound of the 2000s. 

Composed and penned down by BUMZU, Woozi and Vernon – the track speaks of a determination to keep moving forward. SEVENTEEN are confident that they’ve taken the right path. And they plan to follow it right through, leaving all other worries behind.

SEVENTEEN Stuns with Their Music Video for ‘Left & Right’

Now, the music video boasts of some fancy camera work and fun choreography. The boys are seen through various locations: from a rundown apartment block to a roof, to a race track. Between bouts of intense choreography and a number of charismatic head-turns. The boys are also seen goofing around, adding a sweet little element of humour to the video. 

The band’s seventh mini album ‘Heng:garæ’ gets its title from the Korean word for a group of people tossing someone in the air, representing their desire to climb higher, using their own strengths – despite the chaos that arrives with youth. The album comprises 6 tracks and maintains a good balance between lighthearted syrupy-sweet tunes and more intense, bolder numbers. The latter tunes definitely shine through, giving us a taste of the band’s impressive vocal range and unique use of production. 

With every new project that comes about, it’s a delight to see Korean artists reinventing themselves in different ways. 

By: Nina Karun