The group’s new record – their fifth mini-album overall – will follow May’s ‘minisode 2: Thursday’s Child’.
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The release was announced earlier today (December 14) via a teaser video on the band’s social media channels. The clip sees the logo from the ‘Thursday’s Child’ era contorted and transformed from black, red and beige into hues of green and pink.
A whispered voiceover says, “It’s so sweet but I should find my name” when played in reverse, fans have discovered.
if u reverse it says "its so sweet but i should find my name" pic.twitter.com/AFiEGgtxG4
— alavi (@back2ghosting) December 14, 2022
‘The Name Chapter: Temptation’ will be released on January 27, 2023. Pre-orders will begin tomorrow (December 15), while further details will be announced soon, according to a notice on Weverse.
The record was previously teased through a trailer that took inspiration from J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. On December 3 at midnight KST, the boyband shared a six-minute trailer in which they performed a dramatic re-telling of the story of Peter Pan, Wendy and Neverland through dance, using a series of animated backdrops to set each scene.
The cinematic clip ended with the group sitting in a bedroom in a house that ascends into the sky. Opening the door, member Huening Kai looked back at his bandmates, before leaping into the clouds.
HYBE first announced plans for TXT’s comeback at its annual briefing in early November, during which it shared that the group would release a mini-album in January 2023. Its title was later revealed as ‘The Name Chapter’ at the end of the group’s performance at the Melon Music Awards on November 26.
The upcoming record marks the beginning of a new series by the boyband, following their previous ‘The Dream Chapter’ and ‘The Chaos Chapter’ releases. Their May 2022 mini-album ‘minisode 2: Thursday’s Child’ served as an interlude between the latter and their upcoming ‘The Name Chapter’.
In a five-star review of ‘minisode 2: Thursday’s Child’, NME’s Rhian Daly wrote that the record “continues to position Tomorrow X Together as voices for their generation (and beyond) with songs that are both sublime in quality and evocative reflections of life’s ups and downs”.