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The moment that we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Counting hours to the release of “NOEASY” 2nd album, Stray Kids revealed 8 hidden facts and secrets behind the production process of their comeback, and it’s all beyond extraordinary.
Stray Kids “NOEASY” Introduction Video
On August 23 at midnight KST, prior to their comeback, Stray Kids official Twitter account posted a YouTube link for the introduction video of their “NOEASY” 2nd album.
In the video, all Stray Kids members talked enthusiastically in an interview about the preparation process of their upcoming comeback, “NOEASY” 2nd album. Then they finally revealed some hidden facts and secrets that were highly essential to build the foundation of “NOEASY”.
Here are 8 hidden facts and secrets behind Stray Kids comeback: “NOEASY” 2nd album.
8 Stray Kids Hidden Facts and Secrets Behind Stray Kids “NOEASY” 2nd Album Comeback
1. The Basic Concept of Stray Kids “NOEASY” Comeback Album
According to Changbin, Stray Kids tried to create a unique combination of fun and mischievous, but simultaneously witty, fresh, and new for their “NOEASY” 2nd album comeback. They wanted to strive more in their music to satisfy their audience and fans.
“Some parts are fun, some are mischievous, and some are witty, fresh, and new. Those are some things we’ve always been striving for in terms of both music and performance. That way, I think we got a chance to make our audience and STAY to say that Stray Kids really did what they do best.”Stray Kids Changbin.
2. Stray Kids “NOEASY” 2nd Album Was Their Hearts’ Creation
True STAY fans must have known that Stray Kids always charmed the audience with their freedom and creativity with their style, music, and performances. The same thing applies to “NOEASY” 2nd album comeback as the album is a Stray Kids heart’s creation.
“We just do what we want. We create something based on what our hearts tell us, and we try to challenge ourselves in new ways as much as possible as we work on writing songs.
It is an album that is, in a good way, really “NOEASY” (NOISY) and it will be more “NOEASY” (NOISY) than anyone else.”Stray Kids Bang Chan.
3. Stray Kids Seungmin Worked Extremely Hard in the Process
A true artist would always want to improve themselves to create better work and performances for their audience. Apparently, Stray Kids Seungmin’s hard work was highly notable during the production process of their “NOEASY” 2nd album comeback.
In the “NOEASY” Intro video, Stray Kids Lee Know particularly mentioned that Seungmin worked extremely hard for “NOEASY”. They often found him practicing by himself early in the morning and took classes after dance practices or work.
Corroborating Lee Know’s statement, Seungmin believed that he always felt a sense of responsibility. That is why he worked hard on his singing so he can sing well for the team.
“I tried to polish up more. I worked really, really hard on my singing. In my mind, I always try to feel a sense of responsibility. All I think about is that I have to sing well for the team.”Stray Kids Seungmin.
4. “CHEESE” Involves an Animation that Stray Kids Members Love
Stray Kids mentioned that they had fun working on the song “CHEESE” for their 2nd album comeback, “NOEASY”. Bang Chan stated that they wanted to express many different things using a single word: “CHEESE.”
Furthermore, Bang Chan also mentioned that while creating the song “CHEESE,” they thought a lot about “Wallace and Gromit,” a British animation that Stray Kid members like, with its iconic catchphrase, “Cheese, Gromit, Cheese.”
5. All 3RACHA Members Supervised The Recording Process
One of the most notable hidden facts and secrets about Stray Kids “NOEASY” 2nd album comeback is that all 3RACHA members directly supervised the recording process of the songs.
In the “NOEASY” introduction video, Stray Kids Bang Chan, Changbin, and Han were seen directing and supervising all the other members. They seemed to work hard and had tremendous fun in the process.
6. Stray Kids Have Become More Mature with “NOEASY”
Next, Stray Kids Seungmin and Hyunjin revealed hidden facts and secrets about “NOEASY” 2nd album, stating they’ve become more mature.
During the first album, Seungmin mentioned that the challenge was about bringing out new Stray Kids personalities. Now, based on the same challenge, they had to create more unique characteristics.
Besides, Hyunjin also added that “NOEASY” involves songs that they have never tried in the past. Songs like the mixtapes, love songs, and subgroup songs like “Red Lights”, for example (which I.N believed that he could NEVER do), are more advanced songs with heavier overall feelings.
7. More Realistic and Relatable Songs to Bond with Fans and Audience
Moreover, one of hidden secrets and facts mentioned in the “NOEASY” introduction video was that Stray Kids tried to create more realistic and relatable songs. It is their way to reach out and bond with the fans and audience’s feelings.
For instance, Changbin mentioned that “Sorry, I Love You” was about unrequited feelings to a friend that you just cannot express.
“You like this friend of yours, but once you tell her about it, you are scared that you may not be friends anymore. I think it’s something that everyone has experienced at least once.”Stray Kids Changbin.
Then, we also have “Secret, Secret” by Stray Kids Han, which tells you that it’s okay to have a secret you cannot tell.
“Everyone has a secret that cannot be told. Even there are times when talking to people doesn’t help. Sometimes, you’re scared it will work to your disadvantage. I’ve been thinking about such things a lot, which lead me to write this song.
I want to say to those who listen to this song, “I bet you went through something similar. Just like you, I’m thinking about the same thing. We are both humans, and therefore, we’re friends.” That’s what I wanted to say through the song.”Stray Kids Han.
8. What is STAY to Stray Kids?
During the three years Stray Kids have spent with their beloved fans, STAY, their feelings have grown more profound and mature. One of the hidden facts and secrets revealed in the “NOEASY” 2nd album intro video was they believed that STAY is, in fact, Stray Kids themselves.
Stray Kids members admitted that the reason why they have worked extremely hard for their music, performance, and “NOEASY” 2nd album comeback is because of STAY. They wanted to repay all the love and gift that STAY had given to Stray Kids. That is why Stray Kids would always try their best to give back to their beloved STAY.
“STAY has really done so much for us. We’ll always be thinking of you and try our best to give you everything.”Stray Kids Bang Chan.
It’s D-DAY of Stray Kids “NOEASY” Comeback Album, and Stray Kids have shared their hidden facts and secrets in the introduction video. Watch the full video here:
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