K-pop boy band ENHYPEN talks about first studio album, goals in comeback

Published October 12, 2021, 5:32 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

K-pop boy band ENHYPEN released their first studio album “Dimension: Dilemma” on Oct. 12, their comeback in six months.

“Dimension: Dilemma” contains eight tracks including the carrier song “Tamed-Dashed,” “Upper Side Dreamin,’’ “I Didn’t Know” and “Blockbuster” featuring TXT’s Yeonjun.

ENHYPEN at their online media showcase on Oct. 12 (Belift Lab)

During their online media showcase for the album held on Oct. 12, ENHYPEN’s Jungwon, Sunoo, Jay, Jake, Heeseung, Sunghoon and Ni-ki talked about their album, comeback and goals.

“Dimension: Dilemma” garnered 600,000 copies in pre-orders in six days. ENHYPEN are called the “4th Generation Hot Icons.”

“I think all those good results were only possible, thanks to our fans. I feel shy to be called the ‘Hot Icon of the 4th Generation.’ I think those accolades drive us to work harder for better performances,” said Sunghoon.

Jungwon said, “I think they are the drivers for us to work harder. What we have been doing till now we want to communicate with our fans through music, about our experiences and emotions. And with this studio album, we want people to think that we sure are the ‘Hot Icons of the 4th Generation.’ We want to continue to work hard to be the K-pop group that receives the most attention.”

ENHYPEN at their online media showcase on Oct. 12 (Belift Lab)

ENHYPEN at their online media showcase on Oct. 12 (Belift Lab)

ENHYPEN debuted in November 2020 and since then, their albums have performed very well on music charts. When asked what it meant for them to release their first studio album, Ni-ki said, “Thanks to the love from people around the world that made our albums and songs perform so well on these charts. “

“That means to us that so many people are listening to our music and that gives us more confidence and makes us want to work harder to try to show as perfect an album as we can,” Ni-ki added.

Sunoo added, “I think it’s special to us because it shows that we have grown that much.”

ENHYPEN members were also asked about the survival audition show “I-Land” season 2, which will be held next year. I-Land season 1 gave birth to ENHYPEN.

“It reminds me of our memories in ‘I-Land.’ Memories from ‘I-Land’ are still very vivid. Of course at the time, training with the other participants in that show was pretty tough. I would like to tell them it is important not to forget your goals to become an artist and not forget your determination. I hope you cheer up,” said Jay.

As the media showcase ended, Jungwon said, “We are back with our first studio album. We worked really hard on it. We want to engage with our fans.”