A.C.E drop last OT5 MV for album ‘Changer: Dear Eris’ before military enlistment

'Changer: Dear Eris' is the last OT5 A.C.E album before two members, Wow and Donghun, enlist for the military


                            A.C.E drop last OT5 MV for album ‘Changer: Dear Eris’ before military enlistment
A.C.E for 'Changer: Dear Eris' (@official_a.c.e7/Instagram)
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While K-pop fans are lucky with relatively more frequent comebacks compared to Western artists, there is a downside. Due to the mandatory military enlistment of all healthy South Korean males, even idols have to take a hiatus from their careers to serve their country. And with time passing by, almost all idols of the third-gen are now nearing the maximum age limit for enlisting. This also includes A.C.E’s Donghun and Wow who are set to enlist after ‘Changer: Dear Eris’ release.

The 5-member group are taking it easy after their intense and fiery comebacks with the summer album ‘Changer: Dear Eris,’ which is a repackaged album. It also seems bittersweet since it happens to be the last OT5 album before the 'military era,' which begin with Donghun and Wow enlisting in a week’s time or so. But enough of doom and gloom as A.C.E chooses a cheerful concept for the ‘Changer’ music video. 

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‘Changer’ music video

The boys released their second repackaged album ‘Changer: Dear Eris’ with the title track ‘Changer’ on September 2. The album was released on all major music streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, MelOn and more. The boys also released a fun music video for ‘Changer’ where we see them just enjoying themselves. Quite different from the dark and oriental concepts of ‘Higher’ and ‘Favorite Boys’, ‘Changer’ takes it easy as if to assure fans that A.C.E will always be here for them no matter what.

The upbeat melody with finger snaps still has A.C.E’s signature of EDM pop sounds that fans love. The music video also feels special as they include Choice’s (fandom) supportive messages and tweets in the music video. Donghun’s high note with Wow’s deep rap verse in the last chorus is definitely the highlight while the boys dance in a confetti-filled room. 

Watch the music video below.

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Tracklist

1. ‘Intro: Revolutions’
2. ‘Changer’ - Title track
3. ‘Black and Blue’ (Complete ver.)
4. ‘Down’ (Kor ver.)
5. ‘Talk You Down’ (해주고 싶은 한마디)
6. ‘Prequel’ (진도 아리랑)
7. ‘Cactus’ (선인장) (Eng ver.)
8. ‘Cactus’ (선인장) (Remix ver.)
9. ‘Remember Us’
10. ‘Remember Us Inst.’ (Secret Voice Letter) (CD Only)

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The album consists of new songs like ‘Changer’ and ‘Talk You Down’, as well as remixes and new versions of past hits like the English version of ‘Cactus’. We also have Wow writing his lyrics for ‘Remember Us’.

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A.C.E for 'Changer: Dear Eris' (@official_a.c.e7/Instagram)

Concept

A far cry from the dark makeup, leather outfits and hanboks of the previous comebacks, ‘Changer: Dear Eris,’ as mentioned before, is bright and refreshing. We see the boys dressed in pastel casuals and denim that emphasize their boyish charms surrounded by flowers and nature. Fans did notice the irony as Wow and Donghun are old enough to enlist, nearing 30. It was announced that Donghun would be enlisting on September 23 while Wow will be enlisting on September 10. The only consolation is that the two will be together and will be enlisting as public service workers. 

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'Deserves the world'

Fans ended up trending #Changer_DearEris and #ACE_COMEBACK to hype the comeback. One Choice tweeted, “I love it when Yuchan does this and it’s in the MV.” Another posted, “Donghun’s high note <3.” Another pointed out, “This scene looked so symbolic to me. like even when he's not feeling well, junhee is always there to cheer him up and he instantly goes from gloomy to smiley and happy.” One loved the transition from Byeongkwan to Wow, “The transition made me smile so much ngl it’s so cute.” Another added, “A.C.E started as five so we'll continue as five in the future.” Fans also loved the special appearances they made in the music video, “A.C.E deserves the world!!” Choices also made memes like, “a.c.e: this mv is dedicated to choice and our love for them also a.c.e: squares up in the middle of their mv and starts fighting us.”

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