'Border : Carnival': Release date, how to live stream, concept, all you need to know about K-pop band ENHYPEN's first comeback album

ENYHYPEN, the South Korean boy band, was created through the reality show titled 'I-Land' in which 23 male trainees participated and competed against each other to finally nab the top seven spots


                            'Border : Carnival': Release date, how to live stream, concept, all you need to know about K-pop band ENHYPEN's first comeback album
ENHYPEN gearing up for first comeback album after successful debut in November 2020 (Twitter)

ENHYPEN is gearing up for their first-ever comeback after starting on a high in November 2020 with their debut mini album 'Border : Day One.' The album also marked the highest sales volume for an individual album among groups who debuted in the same year. They have also successfully entered internationally renowned music charts, such as Billboard and Oricon. The K-pop super rookie group is ready to release their first comeback album titled 'Border : Carnival,' another mini album like their debut project. Here's all you need to know about it.

ENYHYPEN, the South Korean boy band formed by Belift Lab, a joint venture between CJ ENM and Hybe Corporation. The group's members were selected through the reality show titled 'I-Land,' in which 23 male trainees participated and competed against each other to finally reach the top seven. The seven participants who made it to the rookie group include Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, Jungwon, and Ni-ki. 

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ENHYPEN performs on stage during the 30th High1 Seoul Music Awards on January 31, 2021 in Seoul, South Korea (Getty Images)

Release date

ENHYPEN’s 2nd Mini Album 'Border : Carnival' will be released on April 26 with album pre-orders opening on April 5.

How to live stream

The sophomore album will be released across all major platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon Music, Melon, and more. Check out their Spotify here.



 

Concept

ENHYPEN made a lot of buzz last year with their debut album, snagging the 'Rookie of The Year' title at four Korean award shows within two months of their debut, proving their name and fame as the 'breakout boyband' to watch out for. With the first album, the group portrayed several thematic concepts. 'Given and Taken' is at once dark, intense, hauntingly beautiful but 'Let Me In (20 CUBE)' shows off a more playful side of the K-pop septet. With a new album on the horizon, fans are excited to see more variety from the group. There is a lot of curiosity about the album's overall concept and what the rookie boy band will be going for next.

Pre-buzz

Fans have stepped up by boosting the online social media buzz about the album, discussing what the group will be doing for their anticipated comeback. A fan said, "so enhypen's concept for this comeback is psychedelic rock with a touch of retro & masquerade but the eerie creepy vampire concept is still there. okay. who's doing it like enhypen???" More theories about the new comeback popped in with a tweet that read, "enhypen’s debut was on the blood moon (nov 30), their 1st comeback is on the pink moon ( april 26th ), so 2nd comeback......" Going more with the speculations on the vampire concept, a fan noted, "hold on b: do teasers were posted at the middle of the night & during dawn hence explaining the vampiric concept & now b: carnival during sunsets? which i'm thinking carnivals starts to be alive at this hour? interesting..."



 



 



 

Teaser

Check out the intro for the album below:



 

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