It’s an undeniably fascinating time for MONSTA X. The 5 energetic members of the group — Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney and I.M — have been writing, creating, and touring steadily over the previous few years. An English-language launch, The Dreaming, was adopted by 2022’s SHAPE OF LOVE. The group’s chief, Shownu, is finishing his enlistment interval within the South Korean army and anticipated to return within the coming months. Within the meantime, youngest member I.M signed with Sony Music Korea for solo endeavors, whereas emphasizing his dedication to the group concurrently.
Contract renewals, particularly for teams who’ve been energetic so long as MONSTA X, may be anxiety-inducing for followers (MONSTA X’s listeners are often known as MONBEBE). The members of MONSTA X, relaxed and clearly aware of each other in dialog with Consequence over Zoom, don’t appear anxious; the way in which they focus on their staff dynamic ought to be assurance sufficient for anybody anxious concerning the group’s future.
“Personally, I believe I’m extra energetic when working as a staff and dealing collectively,” says Kihyun, who dove into solo endeavors all through 2022 with Voyager. I.M refers back to the members as a “household” when discussing their decision-making course of.
The group has now returned with their twelfth mini-album, a wild quantity, even when remembering that MONSTA X have been energetic since 2015.
With REASON and title monitor “Stunning Liar,” the members are clear — they have been able to dive into one thing a bit extra sultry than previous releases. 2022’s “LOVE” is glittery and vibrant, whereas the nostalgic roller-rink visible for “You Downside” is addictive and candy. “Stunning Liar” is the proper introduction to REASON, which is extra rock impressed, heavier, and sonically darker. “I wished to combine completely different genres,” says Joohoney, who wrote on a number of tracks alongside the opposite members. “We participated at each level, particularly with the lead monitor, ‘Stunning Liar,’” I.M explains.
Give REASON a spin, and browse the total interview with Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney and I.M under.