This is it. This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. After going through a grueling 6-month ordeal, in which Highlight (formerly known as BEAST) had to undergo a name change, the boys are finally back. They’ve survived, and are asking fans to “Plz Don’t Be Sad”.
The music video for “Plz Don’t Be Sad (얼굴 찌푸리지 말아요)” was finally released at noon today (Monday, 20th March). It is the title track for Highlight’s 1st mini-album, “Can You Feel It?“.
Aside from the song, 5 other songs are included in the album. They are “It’s Still Beautiful (아름답다)”, “The Beginning (시작)”, “Dangerous (위험해)”, “Can You Feel It?”, and the instrumental version of “Plz Don’t Be Sad”. Unsurprisingly, rapper Junhyung took part in the composing and lyrics writing of all the tracks, aided by members Yoseob and Gikwang on certain songs.
“Plz Don’t Be Sad” is an upbeat and catchy track, which reminds us of their previous song “Gotta Go To Work”. The music video is shot with bright colours and we see Highlight showing off their sharp but cute choreography. The 3-minute video is also peppered with scenes of the boys enjoying themselves while doing various activities such as golfing, bowling, shopping, and more.
Highlight left their previous company Cube Entertainment in late 2016. They formed their independent label Around US Entertainment, but had to promote without a group name due to Cube’s trademarking issue. In late February, they revealed the decision to make their debut again with a new name and subsequently began teasing for their new album.
In true Highlight fashion, the group made public the ballad track “It’s Still Beautiful” prior to their title track release.