Gen Z ‘it’ boys Tomorrow X Together (Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, Hueningkai) unveiled the tracklist of their 4th EP, Minisode 2: Thursday’s Child through their official social media channel.
The tracklist presents a total of five songs that depict the complex emotions that accompany a breakup: “Opening Sequence,” “Trust Fund Baby,” “Lonely Boy,” “Thursday’s Child Has Far To Go” and the lead single “Good Boy Gone Bad.”
The four previously released versions of concept photos, ‘MESS,’ ‘END,’ ‘HATE,’ and ‘TEAR,’ interpret heartbreak in its multifarious nature. The title of the new lead single, “Good Boy Gone Bad” seems to imply yet another transformation for Gen Z’s ‘it’ boys to undergo.
Notably, the members of TOMORROW X TOGETHER have made creative contributions to all five tracks of the EP. YEONJUN made his return as rapmaker for “Good Boy Gone Bad,” following his contribution to “LO$ER=LO♡ER” from The Chaos Chapter: FIGHT OR ESCAPE. TAEHYUN and HUENINGKAI wrote lyrics for “Opening Sequence”; YEONJUN AND TAEHYUN penned “Trust Fund Baby” together; YEONJUN and HUENINGKAI worked on the rap and lyrics for “Lonely Boy.” “Thursday’s Child Has Far To Go” credits TAEHYUN for both song and lyrics, while BEOMGYU makes his return as producer for the first time in two years since “Maze in the Mirror.”
The EP has recorded over 1.4 million pre-orders in just fifteen days, surpassing the band’s own record. TOMORROW X TOGETHER will release Minisode 2: Thursday’s Child on May 9.
Tomorrow X Together is regarded as K-pop’s voice of Gen Z for their musical narratives which focus on the common experiences and emotions of youth across the globe.
Consisting of five members – Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Hueningkai – Tomorrow X Together took the K-pop industry by storm, racking up over 10 ‘Rookie of the Year’ awards and selling out their first U.S. showcase across 6 cities in 2019, the year of their debut.
The band’s 2021 album, The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE, entered the Billboard 200 at No.5 and charted for a total of 13 weeks. The album’s lead single “0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You) feat. Seori’” was selected No.1 by Billboard’s “25 Best K-Pop Songs of 2021: Critics’ Picks,” and their subsequent album The Chaos Chapter: FIGHT OR ESCAPE was featured on Rolling Stone’s “The 50 Best Albums of 2021” as the only album by a Korean act.
TOMORROW X TOGETHER was nominated for “New Artist of 2021” on E! People’s Choice Awards. They were also nominated for “Best Live Act” and became the first Korean act to win “Hero of the Year” at the BandLab NME Awards 2022.