Rookie K-pop rock band Xdinary Heroes greet summer with first EP ‘Hello, World’

  • K-pop rock band Xdinary Heroes released their first EP “Hello, World” today with the title track music video “Test Me.”
  • The writing and composition credits for the six-track EP go to each of the group’s six members: Gunil, Jungsu, O.de, Gaon, Junhan and Jooyeon.
  • An instrumental version of the title track is also featured on the album.
  • It is their first comeback since their debut single “Happy Death Day” in December under JYP Entertainment’s subsidiary label Studio J, which also houses the company’s first rock group, Day 6.
  • The group’s name is a shortening of “Extraordinary Heroes” and they aim to convey that anyone can be a hero.

JYP Entertainment rock band Xdinary Heroes dropped their first EP, “Hello, World,” today alongside the music video for the title track “Test Me.”

The EP contains six tracks in total, including an instrumental version of “Test Me.” Other songs featured in the album include “Knock Down,” “Sucker Punch!,” “Strawberry Cake” and “Pirates.” All six of the group’s members — Gunil, Jungsu, O.de, Gaon, Jun han and Joo-yeon — are listed as lyricists and composers on the album. 

Gunil serves as the band’s leader, drummer and vocalist, while Jungsu is their main vocalist, lead rapper and keyboardist. The others also rap and sing for the group, with Gaon on electric Guitar, O.de on the synthesizer and keyboard and Jooyeon on bass. 

It is the band’s first comeback following their debut single “Happy Death Day” last December. Xdinary Heroes is under JYP Entertainment’s in-house label Studio J and holds the distinction of being the label’s newest pop-rock band since the debut of Day6 almost six years ago. Studio J has housed former talents such as G.Soul and Baek Yerin

The sextet discussed their first comeback during a press conference on Wednesday, with member O.de saying the group’s name is short for “Extraordinary Heroes” and that they aim to show that anyone in the world can be a hero per their motto, “We Are All Heroes.”  

Leader Gunil said, “We’re rookies and still have a long way to go. But with our new album, we want to solidify our musicality as a rock band with various musical traits and colors, and promote ourselves to those new to us.”

Junhan, who composed “Test Me,” added the song is meant to communicate having the strength and courage to say “no” in a conformist society where things are supposed to be “ordinary.”

 

Featured Image via JYP Entertainment

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