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BE:FIRST Commemorate Release of Debut Album "BE:1"

29/08/2022 2022-08-29 21:23:00 JaME Source: Press Release Author: Christine

BE:FIRST Commemorate Release of Debut Album "BE:1"

With their debut album "BE:1" out on digital platforms worldwide today, the members of boy group BE:FIRST and their producer SKY-HI have shared some thoughts on the release.

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Less than a year after their official debut in November 2021, boy band BE:FIRST have released their first full album.

BE:1 is out today on digital platforms worldwide, with a CD release to follow on August 31st. Links to download and stream the album are available here, and the physical version can be purchased from BMSG's Music Shop.

The album features 15 tracks, including previously-released singles such as Shining One and Bye-Good-Bye, as well as a number of new songs. The new tracks include the "hip-hop-tuned boasting track" BF is..., which BE:FIRST performed at VIVA LA ROCK 2022 and ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL this summer, the R&B track Softly that is said to showcase MANATO, RYUHEI, JUNON and LEO's vocal abilities, the dance track Milli-Billi that is said to offer "cutting edge dance music with cynical and boasting lyrics", and the hip-hop track Spin!, which features SOTA, SHUNTO, and RYOKI splitting rap verses. Also included is the ballad Grateful Pain, which is said to portray "the pain that each member of BE:FIRST has experienced in reaching the point that they are at now, and how they managed to turn those hardships into a positive and hopeful future".

The group's producer, rapper SKY-HI, and three of BE:FIRST's seven members, SOTA, RYOKI and MANATO, have also shared comments regarding the album's release:

SOTA commented:

"BE:1 showcases our steps thus far and what's coming next for BE:FIRST and for us individuals. For me personally (as someone who once had a career as a professional dancer), it was just like a dream that I was able to create music that excited me enough to want to dance!"

RYOKI commented:

“The lead single, Scream, is such a cool song that all of us (BE:FIRST) got super excited. The message in the lyrics and the up-and-down of the music line would grab listeners' hearts. All the other tracks in the album are a variety of genres, so I want people to check out all the songs in BE:1.”

MANATO commented:

"I am thrilled that we were able to release our first album less than one year after debuting as BE:FIRST, especially during this difficult time. Each track is of a different genre, and each song could qualify as a lead single! On top of being able to participate in the journey of creating music, getting direction from artists whom I used to listen to and collaborating with uprising creators are unforgettable experiences for me. We can’t wait for everyone to enjoy this album as much as we have putting it together."

SKY-HI commented:

“With their debut album release, all seven voices take turns to perform under a spotlight on each track. This album, BE:1 will walk along with the listeners for a better tomorrow while shifting their emotions right-to-left and up-and-down with a mixture of hip-hop, R&B, rock, and pop tunes. I see this album as a classic art piece that people can pass on to generations as it is infinitely powerful, empathetic, bittersweet, yet filled with joy.”

BE:FIRST will also commemorate the release of the album with a YouTube live stream that will be held at 6:00am (EST) on August 31st. The show will focus on the members talking about the new album, and it was noted that they will be conversing in some English with their overseas fans for the first time ever.

In addition to the full version of the music video for the album's lead track Scream, BE:FIRST also recently unveiled solo angles of the MV, highlighting the individuality of each member.

Watch the music video for Scream:

Watch the solo angles:







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