Astro’s 'Alive': Release date and how to stream single with space adventure concept
Astro is turning into a global sensation and all fans have to say is this recognition was long due. The 3rd generation boyband debuted in 2016 but still is one of the most underrated boy bands in K-Pop. Aroha’s have been dedicated to the boys and keep streaming for their faves while Astro is slowly getting the success they deserve.
Fans loved the mini-album Astro released and have been loving Astro’s releases. On August 26, it was reported that one of Astro’s older releases titled, ‘All Good’ had jumped up 87 spots and landed at #13 on iTunes Worldwide Songs chart making fans rejoice about Astro’s success.
ASTRO 'SWITCH ON' debuts at No 2 on iTunes worldwide, fans say 'they deserve it all'
JinJin tears up after Astro gets 1st 'Music Bank' win on national TV with 'After Midnight'
Succes for ‘Switch On’ and ‘After Midnight’
With their latest comeback mini-album, ‘Switch On’ Astro had many of their firsts with the album debuting at Number 1 on iTunes Worldwide Albums chart. The lead single from the EP titled, ‘After Midnight’ also broke Astro’s own previous record by surpassing 10 million views on YouTube in the first 36 hours of its release.
The song is extremely special for Astro as it marked their first win on National TV. KBS’ Music Bank was Astro’s third music show win with ‘After Midnigt’ but what made the win so special was receiving the trophy on stage since it is an honor to win on this particular music show. The group’s leader, Jinjin teared up on stage making Arohas emotional about their achievement.
Astro unveiled their first concept photo for the single 'Alive' on August 24, 2021. The concept photo shows the members of Astro recessed in black suits and dark wear while the color blue is bright in the background with various colored LED lights giving a party vibe.
On August 26, ‘Alive’ Concept Film: Into The Void was released, This song is Astro’s venture with Universe Music. The teaser shows the boys dressed in casuals in their 'dorm room' with bunk beds aboard their futuristic spaceship. They are all resting when all lights turn red, hinting that their spaceship is in danger. As they rush to their lockers, we see MJ flinging open the locker door to hurriedly take out his military-style flight uniform. Next, the boys are seen running in their suits towards what seems like a space calamity. Fans are extremely excited to see Astro in this space adventure concept.
Watch the concept film here:
Music video teasers
The first teaser for the music video of ‘Alive’ titled MV Teaser (Ready, Set Version) will drop on August 29 and the second teaser titled MV Teaser (Take Off Version) will drop on August 31.
The music video for ‘Alive’ will release on September 2, 2021, at 6 PM KST (5 AM ET)
How to stream
The single will be released on all major music streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, MelOn and more.
Cha Eunwoo approached for a new drama
Most members of Astro are seen as actors in K-Dramas but Cha Eunwoo, the group’s visual has grabbed his spot among the most loved K-drama actors of the new generation. Reports suggest that Eunwoo is approached to be cast in a 12-episode drama based on a webtoon. He is said to be in talks with the makers of the drama ‘Dak Gang Jeong’ which can be translated to ‘Glazed Fried Chicken.’
There is no update regarding the confirmation of Eunwoo on this role but fans are hoping for positive news. Eunwoo was last seen as Suho in the drama, ‘True Beauty’ which was also based on a webtoon.