From start to finish we have everything you need to know about SEVENTEEN's latest comeback showcase for their 4th mini-album, "Al1".
The ever rising stars, SEVENTEEN, just made their comeback with their new title track 'Don't Wanna Cry'. The latest hit stems from the group's first album of 2017, and the first since their 'BOOM BOOM' promotions. As one of the hottest K-Pop boy groups, many fans await to see their oppas close and personal. That's why Kpopmap visited the boys at their "Al1" comeback showcase!
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Get ready CARATs, because this album promotion cycle promises to be one to remember!
SEVENTEEN's "Don't Wanna Cry" Comeback Stage Showcase
1. All Eyes On SEVENTEEN
The launch their "Al1" showcase, SEVENTEEN began with a photoshoot time. The boys were dressed handsomely in clean white shirts, black pants, black shiny shoes with each of the members having accessories to differentiate their uniqueness. The boys began with a group photo, then continued on to their respective unit groups (vocal, performance and hip hop), and concluded with an individual shot of each members.
2. All The Colors Of the Rainbow
While the boys were posing for their photo time, three members stood out from the rest. In a row of dark colors, JeongHan, SeungKwan and Woozi were beacons of light in highlighter colors. JeongHan's drastic hair color changed to platinum blonde, SeungKwan went to a soft rose gold and Woozi donned a neon lime. The drastic changes were definitely a point to look forward to. Besides the three members, Vernon also returned to a ash blonde, while Joshua dyed his locks into wine red.
3. All Points of a Picture
Photo times are pretty standard. You stand, you pose and the next member comes on stage. However, two exclusive moments were captured during this short time period! First, we couldn't help but fall in love with Joshua's puppy smile. When he covered his face with his arm to use their point dance as his pose, he was asked to put his arm down - since it covers his face. Blushing like a shy boy, Joshua's puppy smile emerged and we fell in love. Secondly, SeungKwan seemed very fond of his ring! You can see him shyly making sure that his ring was on in the correct way before proudly beaming his signature smile.
4. All Don't Wanna Cry
For their opening stage, SEVENTEEN performed their new title track, 'Don't Wanna Cry'. Compared to their previous fast paced, pop dance tracks, the group's image definitely toned down with a sad song. The members revealed that they wished to show their fans that the group can show an emotional side, rather than their usual high-spirited play.
5. All Grown Up
SEVENTEEN has matured into men in love for their new album. As usual the team took part in every part of their albums, which is why they're called the 'Self-Producing Team'. This time, the boys are back in a whole new challenge of a brand new concept. To prepare for their upgraded feel, Hoshi revealed that the performance team actually studied abroad in LA for a short while for dance.
6. All Love Between SEVENTEEN and BTS
SEVENTEEN was asked how they felt about being up and rising stars that can be compared to BTS. With BTS making history at the BBMAs, SEVENTEEN honestly expressed their long-time fondness and respect for their seniors. SeungKwan also revealed that BTS would frequently monitor their stages and give them praise and critics. Woozi hopes that with the synergy and love between all of their seniors and SEVENTEEN, he hopes to one day attend the Billboard Music Awards as well.
7. All Brothers Without Boarders
Did you know that The8 and Jun also took part in writing lyrics for their new album? The boys are continuously busy learning and honing their Korean language skills. Compared to their previous showcases, the Chinese members definitely had more confidence behind their words. But when things got a little tongue twisted, their fellow brothers would come to the rescue! The most chemistry that shined tonight was the love between Hoshi helping out The8 during his interviews.
8. All Teamwork = Communication
With such brotherly love, great teamwork is a definite! SeungKwan revealed that the key to their great teamwork - even though they have 13 members - is communication. Maknae Dino spoke up to say that the synergy between all of the 13 members while producing an album is amazing. He explained that they are always critical and supportive of each others work, so that's why their albums so far have seen such great reviews. MinGyu also added that they never fight over chores, because they always play a game like roulette or rock paper scissors to decide who'll clean up that day.
9. All Crazy In Love
As the closing performance, SEVENTEEN performed their sub-track 'Crazy In Love'. Compared to their title track, it was much more closer to the original SEVENTEEN feel. As always, the performance was full of innovative choreography and addictive melodies. It'll definitely be a stage that you just have to see after their title comeback stage.
10. All SEVENTEEN
To close the night, SEVENTEEN said their final goodbyes and explained their plans and goals for the new album, "Al1". They explained that they continually work hard to bring good music to their CARATs, to the point that the light in their practice room stays on 24 hours. And if they win first place at a music shows, the members promise to dance to their new title track in bare feet - just for the amusement of their beloved fans!