'Back Door': Stray Kids impress with stellar choreography in music video, fans say it's 'beyond expectations'
Stray Kids also dropped their 'In Life' repackaged album, offering new treats including their lead single and more
After the successful run of their first Korean-language studio album 'Go Live', Stray Kids are back with a repackaged album titled 'In Life' accompanied by its single 'Back Door'.
'Go Live' dropped in June this year, with group members Bang Chan, Changbin, and Han contributing heavily to the release's writing and production. The album's title in Korean is pronounced 'Go Saeng', with the term 'gosaeng' translating to 'hardship'. This, essentially, served as one of the core themes for 'Go Live', with the group's desire to keep moving forward even in the face of hardship serving as a unifying thread across its fourteen tracks. Stray Kids debuted in 2017 with nine members, quickly establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with owing both to their skills as songwriters and composers as well as their intricate, high-octane performances. While riding the highs of success, the group saw one member depart from the lineup. Despite the minor setback, they kept pushing, and the results of that effort and struggle were evident on their first album.
The album was noted for its experimental qualities, with Stray Kids dabbling in everything from hip-hop and acoustic rock to trap and EDM. The lead single 'God's Menu' would become the group's first single to appear on the Gaon Weekly Download Chart as well as their first single to appear on the main category of the Digital chart of Gaon. The repackaged edition of the album, titled 'In Life' or 'Insaeng' (which translates to 'Life') builds on the concept of hardship, but takes it a step further, lending an element of hope to the struggle and focusing on overcoming hardship and thriving.
Where 'God's Menu' delivered a fiery set of verses centered on the group's commitment to upping the ante with each comeback, 'Back Door' sees them fully reveling in everything they've accomplished thus far, including their rise to the top. Naturally, the first thing most fans commended the group for was their dancing. "STRAY KIDS BEST CHOREO," read one tweet, "THE DANCE AT THE END WAS SO COOL," stated one fan, and another shared, "THE CHOREO HOLY S***."
STRAY KIDS BEST COREO LEJOSSSSSS— nana IN生 (@strayvoices) September 14, 2020
For their fandom, Stays, the song has lived up to all their expectations. "IM SCREECHINGJITS SO GOOD BEJXJSBDBSBD," read one tweet, while another said, "OMG I'M NOT OKAY! THIS IS SOOOOOO GOODDD." "EVERYDAY, EVERYTIME STRAY KIDS ALWAYS BEYOND MY EXPECTATION, THEY ARE AMAZING," stated one fan. "I'm cryinggg it's so good i can't everything was perfect @Stray_Kids as expected @Stray_Kids everywhere all around the world," shared another.
OMG I'M NOT OKAY! THIS IS SOOOOOO GOODDD#StrayKids_BackDoor— bea IN生 (@stray_kids_life) September 14, 2020
i'm cryinggg it's so good i can't everything was perfect 🔥🔥 @Stray_Kids as expected 🔥🔥@Stray_Kids everywhere all around the world#BackDoorOutNow#StrayKids_IN生 #StrayKids_INLIFE#StrayKids_BackDoor#스트레이키즈_백도어#StrayKids#StrayKidsComeback https://t.co/j4xoJvi3fO— hyunjiniee (@hyunjin_iee) September 14, 2020
Check out the video for Stray Kids' 'Back Door' below.