Dreamcatcher trasverse dimensions in stunning ‘Maison’ music video

The septet’s sophomore studio album ‘Apocalypse: Save Us’ has arrived

K-pop girl group Dreamcatcher have returned with their second studio album ‘Apocalypse: Save Us’ and a powerful music video for its title track ‘Maison’.

The new visual portrays the girl group in two alternate realities. In the first, the members of the girl group wander a post-apocalyptic wasteland, surrounded by collapsed buildings and rubble. In another world, Dreamcatcher appear in a dreamy garden lined with towering columns.

Save my home in the jungle / Save my home in the polar / protect my maison / Please someone fight for us,” they urge on the chorus. As the video progresses, the garden work is shown to have met the same fate as the Earth beneath them.

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‘Apocalypse: Save Me’ feature 14 new tracks, half of which are solo songs by each member of the group. Notably, each solo track is co-written by the members themselves. In Dreamcatcher’s 2021 interview with NME, dancer and vocalist SuA had expressed her desire to release a record where all seven members of the act get to contribute.

Dreamcatcher’s last full-length release was 2020’s ‘Dystopia: The Tree of Language’, from which Member Handong was absent from due to her participation in Chinese idol producer programme Youth With You. This makes ‘Apocalypse: Save Me’ their first full-length project as a complete group.

The new studio album comes nine months after Dreamcatcher’s ‘Summer Holiday’ special album. In a four-star review of that projectNME’s Angela Patricia Suacillo praised the mini-album’s “varied, atypical selection of songs and genres”, and for proving that “there’s more than enough room for grittier, hard-hitting music in K-pop during the typically buoyant summer season.”

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