Hey, TasteMakers! Our Artist of the Week is CIX, the charismatic boy group who blew us all away with their thrilling debut in July.
Although it’s only been a few months since their debut, C9 Entertainment’s CIX (Complete in X) have already made waves in K-Pop and captured the hearts of fans all around the world. Take one listen through their debut EP and it’s easy to see why they’ve been slapped with the “Rookie of the Year” label already - the solid production, versatile sounds, and enormous attention to detail that went into HELLO Chapter 1: Hello, Stranger perfectly captures the group’s enigmatic energy and has made for one of the most memorable debuts of the year.
Introducing the sounds of HELLO Chapter 1: Hello, Stranger:
What You Wanted
⚠️ Warning! ⚠️ This is a dangerous(ly addictive) track for those with an affinity for 90’s boy band vibes. With its display of smooth vocals, mesmerizing rapping and addictive trap beat drop, the sleek, brooding track is the perfect opening to help ease you into the rest of the solid tracklist. “What You Wanted” definitely gave us what we wanted from this EP.
“Movie Star” is the glossy title track of HELLO Chapter 1: Hello, Stranger - once again, we’re blessed with a sultry and dynamic track brought to you by some insanely smooth production and vocal work. We’re addicted to a lot of things about “Movie Star”; the soft sound of the camera flash going off, the impossibly catchy hook that makes us feel like the leading star in a film noir, and slick choreography that captures the chicness of the song perfectly. Check out some of CIX’s “Movie Star” performances below!
Like It That Way
We’re swung into a completely different vibe with “Like It That Way”, which features a relaxed reggae beat and fun, breezy hook that automatically has us swaying to the groove. This slow-burning yet upbeat track makes us think of palm trees, pina coladas and dancing on the beach without a care in the world.🌴💃
“Imagine” is a perfect encapsulation of a night out dancing with great company and good vibes all around. We feel that this upbeat dance track best exemplifies the fun, brighter side of CIX while also showing off their versatility; with its energetic disco influences and distinctly funky beats, “Imagine” is the earworm we refuse to take off repeat. As Yonghee croons - “this is where it’s at”!
CIX provides a climactic ending to their hype-worthy album with “The One”. This R&B track is uplifting off the bat, featuring an energetic beat, sweet melody, and touching lyrics in what we can only describe as a very wholesome bop.
👈 Watch CIX perform “The One” live at their debut showcase here!
👂Listen to all the tracks from their breakthrough EP below👇
Can you “Imagine” seeing/hearing these amazing tunes being performed live? 😍 MAKE for CIX now to bring them to your city!
HELLO CIX EP. 1: We Are CIX 🔽
Movie Star Roller Coaster Dance 🔽
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