Monsta X Opens Up About New Project ‘The Dreaming’

According to K-Pop Group Monsta X, ‘The Dreaming’ is a ‘poem’ and they consider fan interactions online to be lovely. December 10th marks the release of the band’s recent studio album titled ‘The Dreaming’, a project they say will “touch your heart.”

“The album name is The Dreaming, so the lyrics are kind of dreamy and very soft. The lyrics are like a poem. It’ll touch your heart,” band member I.M talks about the 10-track, English-language album. Their smash hit and title track of the album “One Day,” which was released in September, has already garnered over 10 million streams.

The boy band, which consists of members I.M, 25, Hyungwon, 27, Minhyuk, 28, Joohoney, 27, Kihyun, 27, and Shownu, 29, last released an EP titled ‘No Limit’ in November and it has been full speed ahead ever since. Shownu is currently serving in the military but is still a part of the band — and will resume his position once he concludes his service.

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In fact, they were even the center of their first film, which was released on 8th December, titled Monsta X: The Dreaming. The film chronicles their career as a group with never-before-seen footage, interviews and performances of the band.When it comes down to it, however, the bandmates assured that they were “excited” but say it can also be slightly “awkward” to watch themselves on the big screen.

“I feel like a movie star,” Minhyuk says, while Kihyun is excited to see the fan’s reaction, “We saw the reaction of our Korean fans. They were very good, so we’re just excited for American fans.”

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I.M adds, “Well, I wanted to say I think it’s going to be awkward because we’ve been to the theater to watch some movies that we love, but this time we are seeing ourselves … in movie theaters. So I think it’s going to be awkward.”

Since coming together on No.Mercy, the Korean reality survival program in 2015, Monsta X has expanded their fanbase far beyond their home in South Korea. When asked how they feel about their international success, however, they say they’re “not yet” there.

“To be honest, we didn’t think that we made a success,” I.M says. Kihyun then adds, “Not yet.”

“We just keep moving forward,” I.M adds. “We really just want to communicate with our fans in lots of way, because that’s why we are using lots of social media like Twitter, Instagram, YouTube. And especially these days, since we can’t go out, we would try to use it a lot, try to communicate with our fans a lot.”

Their fanbase is indeed all over social media, and the band considers their reactions to be “really funny and lovely.”

“They kind of troll each other in the fandom, and then there’s a lot of fun moments,” they say. “Like teasing each other without really fighting. It’s like kids’ fights.”

The Dreaming is out now.