The girls of TRI.BE (pronounced “try-be”. 트라이비) are back fiercer than ever with their first mini album titled “Veni Vidi Vici”, along with the title track “Would You Run” (우주로, lit. “To The Universe”).
Having made their official debut earlier in February of this year, the 7-piece girl group made headlines for becoming the first K-pop act signed under Universal Music Korea. Thanks to our friends at Universal Music Malaysia, we managed to score an interview session with the girls, as they share with us more about their most recent comeback.
In talking about the concept for their first ever EP, leader Songsun said, “The title ‘Veni Vidi Vici’ is a Latin phrase which means ‘I came, I saw, I conquered’. The basic idea behind it is that basically we want to try to conquer the new universe with our diverse music with our confidence and also determination, as we show several sides of ourselves in the album.”
For those who don’t know, the title track is a Moombahton genre song that has a very unique brass-riff and also a catchy melody (friendly-warning, the “Would You Run” part will easily gets stuck in your head). The song basically explains TRI.BE’s determination, as the song’s hook suggest, “Would you run to the universe with us?”.
The album also contains three new songs; “Lobo” (meaning wolf in Spanish), “- 18” (sung by performance unit members Soeun, Mire and Hyunbin), “Get Your Back” (featuring vocal unit members Jia, Jinha, Kelly and Songsun), and also “True”, in addition to their two previously released singles “Doom Doom Ta” and “Rub-A-Dum”.
Maknae Mire also revealed that her favourite part, or as she said it the “killing part” (K-pop term which means one particular moment/highlight that hooks the listeners in) in “Would You Run” would be the part where Soeun sang her line, “Moduga naege malhae, ‘How can you do that?’ yah, ah-yah-yah-ayy-ah, yah-yah-ayy-ah”, with the beat drops and the mood suddenly changes. Fellow members Hyunbin and Kelly also agreed with her, describing it as the best part of the song.
It’s only been eight months since TRI.BE made their debut but they have already managed to release three songs this year! It’s impressive seeing as to how these girls had lesser time to prepare for their comebacks as compared to the standard duration.
While touching on this, Jinha said that the members kept pushing themselves for two reasons. The first one is because they themselves enjoy singing and performing on stage. Additionally, they don’t want to keep Trues (as fans are lovingly called) waiting too long for their comeback. Aww, that’s very sweet of the girls!
As we are heading towards the end of 2021, what are TRI.BE’s resolution for the next year? According to Hyunbin, “We only made our debut back in February this year, it hasn’t been a year yet, but thanks to all our fans who have been supporting us, we are able to come this far. Looking forward, we hope to receive more love and support from all of our fans.”
Hyunbin also gave us some teasers on what’s in store for the group come 2022. She mentioned that TRI.BE is currently prepping up for a “very big project”, though they can’t share much details about it for now. To quote the young idol, “Look forward to next year and we hope you’ll enjoy it.”
We can’t wait to hear more of the upcoming project! In the meantime, enjoy the full MV for “Would You Run” here:
At the time of writing (Friday, 5th November), the official music video has amassed over 14 million views on YouTube! Major congrats to the ladies of TRI.BE. ;)
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