ATINY to Choose the Title Track for ATEEZ
This summer, ATEEZ is once again ready to mark their presence in the K-Pop world with their second comeback of the year. And this time, they want their beloved ATINYs to decide on their promotional track.
The KQ Fellaz sent a personal invite as a short video to their fans around the world to take part in the voting campaign for their upcoming single.
Debuted in October 2018, ATEEZ soon became a sensation in the industry by placing themselves on various Billboard charts with their previous hit singles "Pirate King" and "Say My Name" and hosting a successful world tour, The Expedition, in different countries this year. Following the busy, five-month run, the act has pulled greater attention with their new album teasers. The third mini-album TREASURE EP 3: One to all revealed the splashing colors of summer vibes through their first set of group images. The concept photos had two versions named "Illusion" and "Wave.”
Then a fun project for ATINYs was announced, called the "ATEEZ Next Single Project" which comprises three rounds: song preview, performance preview, and members' pick.
For the first round, fans were given a chance to vote for their favorite single by listening to a 15-second instrumental piece of the tracks. The mid-tempo "Illusion" and upbeat "Wave" stood equally competent, giving the audience a tough time.
To add more pressure on the voters, the octet released their performance video on May 27. After watching the videos, the decision of choosing either one became more demanding. Despite the tough competition, "Wave" managed to be favored more by gaining more likes and views on various social media sites including YouTube.
The purple dominant clip starts with a calm note as Yeosang begins his verse in a soothing, deep voice. The song soon heats up with the lead of Hongjoong's rap as a funky track with a party mood. The sputtering beats with peppy raps and verses make us high along with the track.
The video for "Wave" compared with "Illusion" had brighter colors to uplift the mood. As soon as the performance starts, viewers might be misled to think "Wave" as a light track with San and Yunho’s soaring vocals, but Mingi pops in, revealing a jungle beat. With the famous tagline "Hakuna Matata," it’s no wonder why the track gets huge attention.
Watching the performance video and listening to the snippet of both the tracks served well for the entire week. Left with only a few days more for the members to choose the track in the final round, every ATINY’s heart will be longing for peace this weekend. Let's wait and watch!
What about you? Are you blown away by the "Wave" or carried away through "Illusion"? Which team are you for?