ENHYPEN have announced details of their first comeback with the upcoming mini-album, ‘Border : Carnival’.
The boyband revealed the tracklist for the forthcoming project on April 16. ‘Border : Carnival’ will feature six tunes, including the previously released opening song ‘Intro : The Invitation’, as well as the title track ‘Drunk-Dazed’.
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On April 6, the boyband released a concept film for the “HYPE version” of the forthcoming project. The moody teaser captures the group at a photoshoot, accompanied by a hard rock-inspired instrumental.
ENHYPEN previously confirmed on April 4 that they will return with the record later this month and shared the intro track from it. ‘Intro : The Invitation’ opens with chanting vocals and creepy, droning chords before shifting into a psych-tinged pop song.
“Yeah, feel like I’m in paradise,” ENHYPEN sing, before member Jake says: “Purchasing pleasures in selling hours of dross, here in the land of rebel powers gloriously decorated. An invitation calls to us from the carnival of the dazzling night.”
As the track ends, he adds his own invitation: “Come inside the castle. Take everything.”
‘Border : Carnival’ will be released on April 26 via Belift Lab. Pre-orders for the record began on April 5, with more details set to be announced via the band’s Weverse later.
ENHYPEN are comprised of leader Jungwon, Heesung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo and Ni-Ki. They were formed through the TV survival show I-LAND, which was broadcast last summer and debuted in November 2020 with the release of their first mini-album ‘Border : Day One’.
Meanwhile, Belift Lab’s parent company Big Hit Entertainment recently rebranded as HYBE. It has also acquired Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings. Braun, who manages the likes of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato, will now sit on the board of HYBE.