Japanese boy band BE:FIRST hit No.1 US Billboard Hot Trending Songs with the release of ‘Scream,’ the lead single from upcoming debut album ‘BE:1’
Having taken the No.1 spot on the US Billboard Hot Trending Songs chart, the soaring Japanese boy band BE:FIRST are preparing to release their long-awaited debut album ‘BE:1’ on August 31, 2022. But fans won’t have to wait to hear new music from BE:FIRST – they have now released ‘Scream,’ the lead single from the album, along with a music video.
‘Scream’ is an intense, exhilarating dance track that shows a challenging new side of BE:FIRST. The song is produced by the power duo of SUNNY BOY, known for songs for artists including BTS, BLACKPINK, BIGBANG, 2NE1, Namie Amuro, Daichi Miura, and SKY-HI; and Maxx Song, the leading K-pop producer behind BoA, Red Velvet, TWICE and more.
The track features lyrics by SKY-HI that proclaim the dawn of a new era – perfectly fitting for the lead single from the debut album ‘BE:1’.
The track is accompanied by an energetic music video based on the idea of “returning to the new normal” in a world where self-restraint and other limitations continue; it interprets the title ‘Scream’ as a thirst for liberation, with visuals that show the catharsis of loudly screaming one’s desires.
The video tells the story of the members of BE:FIRST overcoming the oppressive world of “walls,” “rules,” and “fear” to face the future and advance to the highest stage.
The dance elements were choreographed by Kazuki (shit kingz), who took first place in the leading United States dance contest BODY ROCK in 2010 and 2011 as a member of shit kingz. Look out for dance performances that showcase the energy of the group and the cool series of individual shots that highlight the skills of each member.
BE:FIRST’s official YouTube account already surpassed an astonishing 200 million views despite its opening seven months ago. In addition to music videos, dance practice videos, and live streams, the channel also features the ‘You’re My “BESTY”’ series, which shows each member’s unique character and natural vibes.
Videos in the series are subtitled in multiple languages so fans worldwide can appreciate the charms of BE:FIRST first-hand and listen to their music.
‘You’re My “BESTY”’ playlist:
BE:FIRST is a seven-member dance and vocal group featuring SOTA, SHUNTO, MANATO, RYUHEI, JUNON, RYOKI, and LEO. They signed with BMSG, the management company and label led by SKY-HI.
Their debut single, ‘Gifted.’ was released in November 2021 and hit No.1 on the Billboard JAPAN Hot 100 and reached No.1 on the US Billboard Hot Trending Songs 24-hour chart. Their second single, ‘Bye-Good-Bye,’ also topped the Billboard JAPAN Hot 100, and its music video has received over 25 million views on YouTube.
BE:FIRST release information
The new single ‘Scream’ is out now
‘Scream’ download and streaming links: https://BEFIRST.lnk.to/_BE1
1st album ‘BE:1’
Release Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Product details/store: https://shop.md-sass.jp/en/collections/befirst
A seven-member dance and vocal group, SOTA, SHUNTO, MANATO, RYUHEI, JUNON, RYOKI, and LEO, signed to SKY-HI’s management company and label BMSG. Each member has a high ability and potential for singing, dancing, and rap, along with a musical sensitivity reflected in their songwriting and choreography.
In addition, each owns an attractive individuality that marks each as unique. Under the name BE:FIRST, this seven-piece group has swept the No.1 spots on various charts in Japan since before their debut. Now they are taking their bold first steps toward Asia and the world.
Official website: https://befirst.tokyo/
Japanese Twitter: https://twitter.com/BEFIRSTofficial
Global Twitter: https://twitter.com/BEFIRST_global