The music and performance of NCT 127 always give a refreshing dose of adrenaline. On September 16, NCT 127 released their fourth studio album, ‘질주 (2 Baddies),’ which shows the bold sides with their music and lyrics.
NCT 127 Made a Comeback with Eccentric, Addictive Music in ‘2 Baddies’
The fourth studio album of NCT 127 seems to remind fans who they really are. In ‘2 Baddies,’ NCT 127 shows that they are charismatic and confident stars who are not afraid to get loud with it.
Exploring various genres, from hip-hop and R&B to electronic dance and go-to pop music, NCT 127 proves their existence in the Korean music industry.
질주 (2 Baddies) – Title Track
The title track of NCT 127’s fourth studio album, ‘2 Baddies,’ might not be everyone’s favorite, but it is NCT 127’s. As an intense hip-hop dance track of the album, this is the main style of music that Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Jungwoo, Mark, and Haechan can showcase their powerful and charismatic vocals.
The music video reminds us of the ’90s hip-hop era, where bright neon colors dominate the screen. Additionally, the ‘2 Baddies’ music video is filled with iconic looks of Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Jungwoo, Mark, and Haechan. The outfits are what so-called their fashion-forward, trendsetting elements.
Moreover, while listening to ‘2 Baddies’ and and understand its lyrics, NCT 127 will give you the confidence boost and energy to slay your day!
“Zero to 백 on the highest speed
가는 길 앞엔 아무도 없지
내 삶은 나를 위한 고속도로, ayy”
Zero to hundred on the highest speed
Nothing can stand in the way
My life is a highway made for myself, ayy
As always, NCT 127 gives us the no-skip album with powerful B-sides. Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Jungwoo, Mark, and Haechan have the chance to showcase their vocals in a wider range than usual. The full tracklist of ‘2 Baddies’ will make an outstanding live performance of NCT 127 with emotional rollercoasters for its varied music and meaningful lyrics..
If you think ‘2 Baddies’ is the most hitting hip-hop track of the album, unfortunately, I would disagree. NCT 127 kicks off their fourth studio album with the hard-hitting hip-hop opening track ‘Faster.’ The chorus’s melodic beat might be the song’s catchiest part.
In addition, it is another ambitious song about going towards a specific goal and not letting that focus be interrupted.
“내겐 없어 좌우도 오직 앞으로
다들 내 뒤로, huh”
I don’t have a left or right, there’s only forward
Everyone is behind me, huh
After racing with ‘Faster’ and ‘2 Baddies,’ let us slow down with ‘Time Lapse.’ We all know NCT 127 will never mess up the R&B music. Moreover, their sweet and satisfying vocals are the best in this song.
불시착 (Crash Landing)
If you long for more romantic songs, NCT 127 has ‘Crash Landing’ for you. The melody and sweet vocals in ‘Crash Landing’ is so devouring that we can’t stop repeating the song.
“Let us go to another planet
그 누, 그 누구도 몰래
누구도 몰래 말이야
Gotta fly on another level
눈에, 눈에 두 눈 속에
가득 차 있게, ah
Let us go to another planet
That nobody, nobody knows
That nobody knows about
Gotta fly on another level
Where I can only, only
See your eyes, ah
The fifth song of this album is the softer hip-hop/R&B track. Taeyong and Mark co-write the rap parts, which makes this track more special. The track adorably describes someone who is the perfect fit for us, who ‘designs’ our world and emotions.
With relatively minimal composition, ‘Gold Dust’ allows NCT 127 members to highlight their excellent, angelic vocals. The song sounds like a perfect lullaby that will embrace us to our sweet dreams.
“잘 자 내 달빛
이리 와서 안겨 깊숙이
밤이 수 놓인
잔물결 위로 누워”
Good night, my moonlight
Come and embrace me deeply
Lie on the ripples of the embroidered night sky
흑백 영화 (Black Clouds)
The affectionate melody and medium tempo of ‘Black Clouds’ would warm up our cloudy days. Even more, we’d be ready to dance in the rain when you don’t bring an umbrella on a rainy day.
“우산이 없어도 (Ooh-ooh)
괜찮은 이유 (Ooh-ooh)
널 마주한 지금
흠뻑 젖어도 좋을 듯해
잠시 멈추고픈 밤, oh-oh
손을 잡은 너와 나”
Even if I don’t have an umbrella (Ooh-ooh)
The reason why it’s okay (Ooh-ooh)
I’m facing you now
I think it would be okay to get wet
A night I want to stop for a while, oh-oh
You and I holding hands
Although it sounds pretty playful, ‘Playback’ actually talks about longing for long-lost memories.
After some sweet songs, NCT 127 is confidently back with stronger hip-hop vibes. The heavy synth and members’ vibrant vocals and raps make ‘Tasty’ one of the addictive tracks in the ‘2 Baddies’ album.
Do you feel tired of routines? Here is the relaxing yet groovy hip-hop ‘Vitamin’ you need from NCT 127. Don’t forget to take your ‘Vitamin’ daily to keep you healthy and happy.
NCT 127 also brings pop music into the ‘2Baddies’ album tracklist. With its old-school vibe, NCT 127 will lift your burden after a long hard day. So let us ‘LOL (Laugh-Out-Loud)’ now for brighter upcoming days.
1, 2, 7 (Time Stops)
To close the album, NCT 127 sings a lovely fan song, ‘1, 2, 7 (Time Stops).’ Who can resist waving the lightsticks following the rhythm of ‘1, 2, 7 (Time Stops)’?
So, which song is your favorite from NCT 127 fourth studio album ‘2 Baddies’? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below, and stay with Kpoppost and follow our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram channel for the latest news about Kpop and Kdrama.
In the meantime, let’s listen to the addictive music of NCT 127 in their fourth studio album:
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