The mythical Narcissuses of February are back passionately racing to snatch the hearts of many.
SF9 released their 7th Mini Album RPM along with the title track of the same name on June 17, at 6:00 pm KST. With an ambitious desire of winning love from the audience, the nonet delivers us a single with power and speed.
The single begins with a mellow tune soon interrupted by Youngbin‘s blasting rap verse followed by the maknae line rappers, Hwiyoung and Chani. Though the first half seems to be a rap driven anthem, the well-harmonized pre-chorus from the vocal line shares the limelight. In addition, the futuristic pop is capable of hooking every listener as it builds up tension and drops a chill paced chorus. As the name “RPM” stands for “Revolution per minute” in speed, the song’s concept is set on the acceleration to win their only love. The EDM track penned by Youngbin, Zuho, Taeyang and Hwiyoung sings “You are my perfect heaven,” “Racing game to catch you,” the group gears up successfully to their love story with bombastic “Boom Boom Boom” and alarms.
Identical to the theme, the members Youngbin, Inseong, Jaeyoon, Dawoon, Rowoon, Zuho, Taeyang, Hwiyoung and Chani are seen wearing goggles and equipment in their coordinated outfits. The music video is set ahead of time with lightings, CG effects and blinding laser works taking us to the next phase. Parted as teams, the nonet is split into two groups as one attempts to steal the specific pink-red crystals and the other defends it. The nine-piece act soon comes together to stage their passionate moves while blue and red lasers cut through their white and black outfits, giving us both chill and fierce vibes. With a heavy and energetic choreography, SF9 once again prove their stronghold in performances. The majestic music video also captures heartthrob closeup shots making us dumbstruck by emphasizing on the members’ fascinating visuals.
RPM consists total of six tracks including “Round and Round,” “Dreamer,” “Liar,” “See you Tomorrow,” “Echo” and the title. With the new mini-album, the nine-piece act races confident and bold to make everyone’s heartbeat race. The quick and impactful second comeback of the year is definitely seen as a product of the act’s steady work and variety. Personally, the fandom is even more happy in welcoming Zuho back for promotions after his break.
With RPM, it is inevitable to stop SF9 from winning the game.