NCT is a kpop boy group under SM Entertainment, a well known entertainment company with many legendary groups under their name. NCT stands for Neo Culture Technology, and following that concept, there are unlimited members. As of October 26 2020, there are 23 and a total of four units (NCT U, NCT DREAM, NCT 127, and NCT WayV). NCT 2020 is their comeback that includes all 23 members in one album, doing promotional activities as a whole and overall OT23 content. They have done this once before in 2018, but five members have been added since then. Here, I will give you a briefing of this comeback, RESONANCE PT. 1.
As I mentioned earlier, NCT has unlimited members. The two most recently added members are Shotaro and Sungchan. Shotaro Osaki, born on November 25th 2000, is the second adorable Japanese member of NCT. His position as a dancer and rapper fits him perfectly, as he was formerly part of a dance crew in Japan. NCTZENs say it’s unbelievable that him on stage is the same as the shy, hardworking boy off camera.
Jung Sungchan, born on September 13th 2001, is the 3rd youngest member of NCT, recently having turned 19. Just like Shotaro, he was only recently added with the position of rapper. He’s also insanely tall, at the height of 185 cm. On the contrary, he has not yet had a stage debut, is Korean, and very confident, which is one thing that certainly adds to his charm. He debuted in the hip-hop style track video for Misfit. Let’s send both members some love!
Make a Wish (Birthday Song) Is the title track and the main music video for this comeback. While the concept is a bit hard to describe, the main theme surrounds making wishes. The costumes, set and design all draw inspiration from places in the Middle East. It’s a very danceable song, and is extremely catchy. This song is by the NCT rotational subunit NCT U, with Taeyong, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Jaemin, Lucas, Xiaojun and Shotaro. Don’t forget to stream the music video!
From Home is the second music video released from the album. It’s an extremely heartfelt, heartwarming ballad dedicated to their fans and especially for the foreign members in NCT. NCT is a very diverse group, with two japanese members, seven chinese members, one canadian member, two american members, one german/taiwanese member, and finally one Thai member. They have all lived and adapted to living in Korea, but of course it’s hard for them to be away from home. Finally, they found their home in their fans, NCTZENS. This song is my personal favorite, as the vocals are heavenly, courtesy of aeil, Yuta, Kun, Doyoung, Renjun, Haechan and Chenle in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and English. There is even a tidbit at the end that features all the members saying thank you in their native languages, which made many (including me) tear up. Stream this music video too!
In spite of COVID-19, NCT still has a ton of promotional activities for their historical comeback (all adhering to COVID-19 guidelines, of course). They have a “reality show”, many performances, and a lot of content on their YouTube channel, NCT DAILY. A lot of NCTZENs tune in every Thursday night to watch all 23 members complete challenges and talk to one another. They’ve also gotten multiple wins for their song “Make A Wish” on different music award shows. Jaehyun even got to MC one performance!
This comeback was a dream. We got two more members (and another is speculated to be joining for RESONANCE PT. 2!), an entire album with amazing songs, and a lot of OT23 interactions between all the members. It was heartwarming seeing the boys finally get to see each other again and get closer throughout the promotional activities. As an NCTZEN, I’m really proud of them and the rest of our fandom for being amazing, and I’m endlessly grateful to be part of a fandom like this (1.2 MILLION PREORDERS!). I hope you can join us too!