Enhypen understands the facility of an ideal story. Whether or not it’s the group’s transformation into vampires captured in the monitor “Given-Taken” or utilizing squares as portals in follow-up single “20 Cube (Let Me In),” the Ok-pop septet from Belift Lab’s music movies are usually not solely aesthetically attractive, but additionally ripe with supernatural imagery, allusions, and symbolism. Now, because the group gears as much as launch their second mini-album, Border: Carnival, on April 26, they’re breaking new floor with a lyric video that toes the road between spooky and psychedelic.
The visuals, launched on Monday (April 5), invite viewers right into a darkish world filled with castles, bats, masquerade masks, and the ominous sounds of kids singing earlier than it explodes right into a kaleidoscope of colour and bouncy, psychedelic rock that envelops the senses. As the world drips and spins across the video’s protagonist, an underlying eeriness lingers inside the vivid dreamscape as a blood-red moon and flames all flash briefly throughout the display.
Border: Carnival not solely marks Enhypen’s return, however additionally it is a continuation of their “Border” sequence that started final November with their debut LP, Border: Day One. The tune which performs all through, “Intro: Invitation,” is the primary monitor on the upcoming album, permitting member Jake to set the tone with a magical, mysterious speech carried out solely in English.
“Buying pleasures in promoting hours of dross right here within the land of insurgent powers. Gloriously embellished, an invite calls to us from the carnival of the dazzling evening,” he says. “So we beat on the door of this flipped world, introduced right here by destiny, whether or not the harvest feast of sunshine or a pageant of blood. Time harmonizes laughs and screams.” He continues. “A dizzying flicker. A light-weight that blinds and deceives. And from the nice past that voice rings out once more: ‘Right here, come contained in the fort. Take all the things.’”