Wanna go to “Shangri-La” with VIXX?
The idol group has made their comeback with “Shangri-La (도원경/桃源境)“. The music video and album dropped at 6pm KST (5pm Malaysian time) today (Monday, 15th May).
This time around, the concept-dols are taking on a very unique concept – an oriental-themed music video. They’re one of the first ones, if not the first idol group, to take on this concept.
VIXX takes on the East Asian mythology concept in the MV, wearing elegant outfits which are infused with oriental elements. To further emphasize the concept, a gayageum (Korean traditional string instrument) can also be heard playing at the beginning as well as the middle of the song and traditional fans are used for their choreography.
Aside from the title track, the other songs in the album are “Into The Void”, “Black Out”, “1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (다가오네/It’s Coming)”, “To Us (우리에게)”, and the instrumental track for “Shangri-La”. As per usual, rapper Ravi took part in producing their songs. He wrote the lyrics for all of the tracks and single-handedly composed “1, 2, 3, 4, 5”.
2017 marks VIXX’s 5th year in the industry, but their careers hasn’t always been this successful. Prior to their debut, the group had to join the survival reality show “MyDol”, with only 6 out of 10 participants making it to the final lineup. They finally made their debut in May 2012 with “Super Hero”, but had to struggle for a few years before gaining a stable fandom.
VIXX will also be coming to Malaysia on 27th July, so you’ll be able to listen to their new song live ?
For details on their Southeast Asia tour, click here.