VIXX, the 6-member K-pop group from Jellyfish Entertainment, returns with a new single from their latest mini-album, Hades, titled "Fantasy."
Known for their dark and theatrical concepts and songs and being dubbed as K-Pop's "concept-dols", short for "concept idols," VIXX, made up of members N, Leo, Ken, Ravi, Hongbin and Hyuk, have just recently dropped their second album, Hades, named after the Greek god of the underworld, out of 3 inter-connected mini-albums that they plan to release this year and much like their concepts, the first album is titled Zelos, also named after another Greek deity, with the title track being an upbeat number called "Dynamite."
Their latest song, according to Fuse, "opens with a haunting piano, ominous synths, and trappy percussion, as the men plead to "rekindle" their romance only to come back to their painful reality." The music video, having been released on the 15th of August, and their album, released on the 12th, have built up the hype that proved to be worth it upon the album's release. It has since garnered over a million views in a span of a few days.
Compared to the very colorful "Dynamite" music video, "Fantasy" is a step back into the darkness into what the group is best known for, the style that fans know and love and what sets them apart from other male groups in the K-Pop scene today, in which probably only they could pull off very well. That would also probably be the secret to their success as a group, catching the attention of the public with dark concepts from their past songs; "On & On," "Hyde," "Voodoo Doll," -- the song which gave them their first win on music shows -- "Eternity," "Error," "Chained Up," and "Beautiful Liar," from the group's sub-unit, VIXX-LR, made up of members Leo and Ravi.
Another thing that makes this comeback special is that it is another album that the group's rapper, Ravi, has had a hand in, co-writing the title track as well as the other two tracks that make up this mini album -- "Love Me Do" and "Butterfly Effect" -- all of which showcase their powerful vocals and raps with intense choreography to match.
VIXX celebrated their 4th anniversary last May since debuting back in 2012 and is appeared on M!Countdown for their 2nd live performance for their promotions.
Check out the music video below: