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TVXQ takes off veil: album ‘Catch Me’ reflects various colors

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[The following is a direct translation of the article as it appeared on Ilyoseoul.]

TVXQ‘s new album, Catch Me, was released at 12 p.m. on September 24.

Including the title song, Catch Me, the album is composed of 11 songs across various genres including, but not limited to, R&B, dance, ballad, and metal. You can meet TVXQ’s various characteristics at once in this album.

Famous composers including The Underdogs, Yoo Young Jin, Kenzie, and Hitchhiker helped produce this album and raise its quality to the next level.

The title song, Catch Me, is a fresh dance track based on trendy electronic sound along with a fancy orchestra tune, balancing ear-stimulating dubstep and melody line. The song heralds stages that feature TVXQ’s unique performances.

Furthermore, 인생은 빛났다 (Viva) is a song composed by a globally known producing team, The Underdogs. The composing team’s characteristic genres of classical R&B, pop, and hip-hop combine in the track.. The Underdogs have previously worked with Chris Brown, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and other famous artists.

Changmin (Max) wrote the lyrics of I Swear. The lyrics express feelings of apology and protectiveness towards TVXQ’s fans, who have always been the source of the group’s energy.

I Don’t Know, a single previously released in Japan, has been newly translated into Korean; Chani-Mini’s 1999 song 꿈 (Dream) has been remade into a rock number full of refreshing sensation. To preserve the song’s unadulterated atmosphere, the acoustic tone has been expanded as much as possible.

The album’s 11 songs range from Destiny, where Changmin and Yunho’s exchange of melody and ad-lib stand out; 비누처럼 (Like A Soap), which compares a lonely crush to a bar of soap stuck in a corner; How Are You, an emotional medium-tempo ballad; Getaway, a Brit-metal number; Gorgeous, a synth-electronica track; and Good Night, a mellifluous R&B song. This album is plenty to show TVXQ’s abundant styles of music.

TVXQ plans to actively perform with Catch Me.

Check out the music video of Catch Me:

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[The following are translated and original lyrics of I Swear, with the song linked in the video.]

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Translated lyrics:

It was strange to see you smiling at me but when you called my name I finally looked up to see your dazzling face

Long time has passed and though I am now used to standing in front of you, you are still very precious
Weren’t you ever mad at me being too shy to even say the phrase, ‘thank you’?

Before I realized it, I took it for granted that your love was natural

I can only say that I am sorry

Long time has passed and though I am now used to standing in front of you, you are still very precious
Weren’t you ever mad at me being too shy to even say the phrase, ‘thank you’?

Even if darkness falls upon us (Love U) baby I Love U, Thank U (Thank U)
I will hug you (Love U) baby I Love U, Thank U (Thank U)
Even if darkness falls upon us (Love U) baby I Love U, Thank U (Thank U)
I will hug you (Love U) baby I Love U, Thank U (Thank U)

I’m falling for your love, I’m falling woo~ I will protect you

Even though long time has passed, I still feel too awkward to say the phrase, ‘I love you’,
Treasure the unforgettable memories we had together, laughing and crying.

Even if darkness falls upon us (Love U) baby I Love U, Thank U (Thank U)
I will hug you (Love U) baby I Love U, Thank U (Thank U)
Baby, I swear forever

Original lyrics:

나를 보며 미소 짓던 그 모습이 낯설었지 날 부르던 니 입술에 고갤 들었고 눈부셨어 겨우 바라본 니 모습

오랜 시간이 흘러서 이젠 익숙한 니 앞이 나에겐 아직까지도 많이 소중해
고맙다는 말 한마디 수줍어 말 못한 내가 밉진 않았니

어느샌가 익숙해진 니 사랑이 늘 그랬듯 당연하다 생각했었어 바보같이 미안한 마음뿐이야

오랜 시간이 흘러서 이젠 익숙한 니 앞이 나에겐 아직까지도 많이 소중해
고맙다는 말 한마디 수줍어 말 못한 내가 밉진 않았니

어둠이 다가와도(Love U) baby I Love U, Thank U(Thank U)
내가 널 안아줄게(Love U) baby I Love U, Thank U(Thank U)
어둠이 다가와도(Love U) baby I Love U, Thank U(Thank U)
내가 널 안아줄게(Love U) baby I Love U, Thank U(Thank U)

I’m falling for your love, I’m falling woo~ 너를 지킬게

오랜 시간이 흘러도 사랑한다는 한마디 어색해서 말도 못할 나일 테지만
우리 함께 울고 웃던 지워지지 않을 기억 간직해

(Love U) 어둠이 다가와도(Love U) baby I Love U, Thank U(Thank U)
내가 널 안아줄게(Love U) baby I Love U, Thank U(Thank U)
어둠이 다가와도(Love U) baby I Love U, Thank U(Thank U)

Baby, I swear Forever

Sources: News — Ilyoseoul ; Translation — Sarah Park

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