Kep1er has seriously made this year their era since debuting with ‘Wa Da Da’ on January 3, 2022. From releasing two Korean albums ‘FIRST IMPACT’ and ‘DOUBLAST,’ a Japanese debut ‘FLY-UP,’ to incredible competitive performances in Queendom 2 and multiple festival appearances, Kep1er continues to transfer relentless power and charm on their new comeback album ‘Troubleshooter.’
Kep1er ‘We Fresh’-ing Comeback with New Album ‘Troubleshooter’
This time, Kep1er returns and gives us an excellent album with a cohesive sound. Released on October 13, ‘Troubleshooter’ has been breaking album sales records. According to Hanteo Chart, a day after its release, Kep1er sold more than 167,000 copies of the ‘Troubleshooter’ album. And on October 17, the album sales surpassed 180,000 copies.
Moreover, in the weekly world chart, physical album chart, and certification chart of the 3rd week of October 2022 report, Hanteo reported that Kep1er entered #2 for ‘Weekly Physical Record Chart,’ with 190,580.06 points, sitting next to Stray Kids. Meanwhile, Kep1er ranked 6th on the ‘Weekly World Chart.’
Not only that, but Kep1er also enter the international charts. Wake One and Swing Entertainment stated,
“The album’s title song ‘We Fresh’ is at the top of the TOP SONG chart in a total of 12 countries, including Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, on the global music streaming site iTunes.”
With their new album ‘Troubleshooter,’ Kep1er hit #1 on iTunes Top Album charts in Hong Kong and #10 on iTunes Thailand, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Czech, and more.
Powerful Title Track ‘We Fresh’
For the new EP, Kep1er starts with a dope title track, ‘We Fresh.’ Yujin, Xiaoting, Mashiro, Chaehyun, Dayeon, Hikaru, Bahiyyih, Youngeun, and Yeseo transform into powerful savage superheroes. They are ready to fight and protect Kepl1ans from any villains with their fists, bombs, guns, or even a katana.
The powerful beat and unapologetic guitar strums make this track suitable for your dance workout. Moreover, ‘We Fresh’ lyrics define the artistic identity of Kep1er: confidence and swag.
“Wherever you are, here I come
Everything you dreamt of will become reality
Even though out of breath, we can go
The strong attraction between you and me
Until the end, run and run.”
Unfortunately, Kep1er ‘We Fresh’ music video is reportedly banned from KBS for weapons exposure. But no worries, we still can stream the music video from other media, such as YouTube, where Kep1er ‘We Fresh’ MV has surpassed 18 million views as of October 18.
Exquisite b-side tracks
In addition, the next track, ‘Lion Tamer,’ also brings a lot of energy to the EP. The dance-pop track with superb bass sound is addictive.
“I’m a rough lion tamer,
I’ll steal your heart
I’m a rough lion tamer,
I stay beside you.”
Next up, a mid-tempo pop track ‘Downtown’ showcases each member’s rapping skills. ‘Downtown’ has impressed Kep1ians, especially with the catchy chorus and Kep1er members’ vocals range.
A dream pop track that we shouldn’t skip from Kep1er’s ‘Troubleshooter’ EP is ‘Dreams.’ Kep1er members’ exquisite vocals, alongside the instrumentals, give out the ‘dream’ theme.
As the closing track, Kep1er gives fans the remastered song of ‘THE GIRLS (can’t turn me down)’ from their time during ‘Queendom 2.’
What do you think of the second comeback of Kep1er with their new 3rd mini album ‘Troubleshooter’? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below, and stay with Kpoppost Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Telegram channel for more updates.
To feel the power of these ‘girl heroes,’ let’s watch again their energetic jaw-dropping performance at Queendom 2 with ‘THE GIRLS (can’t turn me down)’
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