On September 23rd at 6 p.m. KST, Maroo Entertainment debuted their newest boy group, GHOST9, with their first mini-album PRE EPISODE 1: DOOR. They also released an electrifying music video for the title track, “Think of Dawn”!
As the name suggests, GHOST9 has nine members: Hwang Dongjun, Shin, Son Junhyung, Lee Kangsung, Choi Junseong, Prince, Lee Woojin, Lee Taeseung, and Lee Jinwoo. Most of the members have participated in “MIXNINE,” “Produce X 101,” or Maroo Entertainment’s project, “TEEN TEEN.”
The mini-album was mainly written, composed, and arranged by PAPER MAKER, along with EB, Yang Haemin, WWWAVE, Bull$EyE, De view, and Emaj. It consists of six tracks, including the title track, “Think of Dawn.”
“Vision,” “Think of Dawn,” and “Reborn” go hard and are heavy with symphonic blasts, EDM, dubstep beats, and rhythms. “It’s gonna be hot” is the fourth song on the album and channels an inner greaser with a modern rock vibe. The last two songs, “Lay back” and “Flying At Night,” are noticeably more laidback and free feeling with a youthful and hopeful sound.
GHOST9 smashes through with an impressive debut music video quite reminiscent of senior idol groups like B.A.P, EXO, MONSTA X, BTS, and NCT, especially by using a space theme complete with green neon, black leather, flames, and alien robots!
However, they definitely can hold their own as “Think of Dawn” is a solid debut with fascinating level play using strong vocals and edgy instrumentals. Just listen to the chorus and hear velvety, booming, and soaring vocals set against against brassy blasts and pop synthesizers.
With most members in charge of multiple positions within the group (and who already have had professional experience in the industry), GHOST9 will be a group to watch and could be serious contenders for ROTY.
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MEDIA: Maroo Entertainment