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bethere for me - NCT 127

K-pop sensations NCT 127 have released a special three-track project just in time for the Holidays! Be There for Me - Winter Special Single was released digitally on December 22, 2023 as a special gift from NCT 127 to their fans all around the world. Unlike this group’s high-energy tracks, this release features emotional melodies paired with an upbeat welcoming atmosphere to really emphasize winter’s warm fuzzy charms behind its cold layer of ice while staying within NCT 127’s typical style. 

A subunit of NCT, NCT 127 is the acronym for “Neo Culture Technology” and the number 127 represents the longitudinal coordinate of Seoul, Korea, the home of K-pop. Consisting of members Taeyong, Mark, Doyoung, Johnny, Taeil, Haechan, Jaehyun, Doyoung, Yuta, and Jungwoo, the subunit made its debut in July 2016 with the viral hit “Fire Truck” and have since found great success with massive singles “Cherry Bomb” and “Simon Says.” The group peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Artist 100 and had the longest-charting K-Pop album of the year on Billboard 200 with Sticker – The 3rd Album. With 4.3M+ monthly Spotify listeners, 16.4M+ Instagram followers, and 9.6M+ Twitter followers, NCT 127 is known for having not only a loyal and active fanbase but also amazing hit songs and show-stopping stage performances.

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“Be There For Me” is a pop R&B track that encompasses gospel organ melodies as well as touches of rhythmic brass and piano to create a masterpiece of a track. The music video stays on tune with the winter feeling as well as depicting the members having some fun inside wearing winter clothes to stay warm from the cold weather. A performance video was also released on Christmas as a Christmas Special Stage which you can watch here, as well as an End of Year Special Stage which you can watch here.

The second track “Home Alone” is about staying inside alone during the cold winters instead of going outside which is a very common feeling for many during the winter season. However, these lyrics match to a somewhat upbeat and bouncy instrumental, turning this song into a cheerful winter track. The third track “White Lie” is another emotional R&B ballad about the pain of staying cool and composed while not being able to express emotions to a loved one. Ultimately, one would have to tell a “white lie” to hide their emotions and stay composed. Leader Taeyong and main rapper Mark participated in composing and writing lyrics adding a new level of emotional depth which can be heard through the rap verse of this track. 

This release follows their most recent album release, Fact Check, released earlier this year. Fact Check - The 5th Album is the group’s fourth No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart and their sixth consecutive top 10 release. Following the release of 2 Baddies - The 4th Album, Fact Check debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart making them only the second Kpop artist in history to have three albums reach the top 5. Ay-Yo, the repackage album, featured three new tracks and continued the group’s streak on the Top Album Sales chart. 

The physical album will be available in the U.S. on January 26, 2024 with two different versions (House and Stereo 127) as well as a signed bundle version of Fact Check and Be There For Me exclusively on NCT 127's website. Preorder links can be found here, but don't wait as they may sell out soon!

Be There For Me – Winter Special Single Track List:

1. Be There For Me

2. Home Alone

3. White Lie

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