K-pop boyband ONEUS have released a preview of ‘Black Mirror’, the title track of their fifth mini-album ‘Binary Code’.
The teaser previews the upcoming song’s funk-influenced sound and its flashy music video, which features dance moves that seem to draw inspiration from the late Michael Jackson. “I said black mirror / Straight into my world,” the boyband sing in the clip.
‘Black Mirror’ was co-written by frequent MAMAMOO collaborators Kim Do-hoon and Lee Sang-ho, as well as ONEUS member Ravn. Besides the title track, ‘Binary Code’ will also feature three other brand-new songs, including “rock version” of the group’s 2019 debut song ‘Valkyrie’.
5TH MINI ALBUM ‘BINARY CODE’
2021.05.11 6PM RELEASE✔
— ONEUS (@official_ONEUS) April 26, 2021
The group first announced ‘Binary Code’ on April 22 with a short teaser for the upcoming mini-album that features binary numbers before a pixelated version of the boyband’s logo appears. ‘Binary Code’ is expected to arrive on May 11.
— ONEUS (@official_ONEUS) April 22, 2021
‘Binary Code’ will be ONEUS’ second release of the year, following their debut studio album ‘Devil’ in January. That record featured the group’s breakout single ‘No Diggity’, which became their first song to make it onto the Gaon Digital Chart.
“We’re grateful to be able to continue to showcase ONEUS’ music through every album release,” the group told Newsen of ‘Devil’ at the time of release. “To a singer, the meaning of a full-length album is really special. In the process of achieving our dreams one by one, it feels like we’re leaving one big footprint behind.”
ONEUS made their debut in 2019 with their first mini-album, ‘Light Us’. The group were formed through the South Korean agency RBW Entertainment, which is also home to acts like MAMAMOO, PURPLE KISS and more.
RBW Entertainment also recently became the biggest shareholder of WM Entertainment by acquiring 70 per cent of its shares. The latter is the home of groups such as Oh My Girl, B1A4 and ONF, as well as singer Lee Chaeyeon of IZ*ONE.
Kim Jinwoo, CEO of RBW Entertainment, cited WM Entertainment’s “rapid” growth in the entertainment industry as well as its “capabilities in discover and training artists” as reasons for the purchase.