Here in Kchat land, we have a strong appreciation for NCT…in all of their iterations. Over the course of the last several weeks, they have been furiously releasing teasers and videos to support their NCT 2018 project involving a variety of different groupings of all 18 members. There will be a total of six music videos with two out already. NCT Dream is releasing one on March 5 – so today/yesterday. I’ve seen it, but I like to prepare these in advance and I haven’t had enough time to absorb, so it won’t be the highlight of this post.
Instead, I want to focus in on the glory that is NCT U ‘s Baby Don’t Stop, a duet featuring Ten and Taeyong. Holy crap. Something I’ve always appreciated about NCT was that SM doesn’t style them down…they aren’t frequently made to dress younger. Quite the contrary, in fact. They are definitely working their skinny asses off to be as sexy as humanly possible. Even the Dreamies…which is problematic in that I am a certified adult, and they are not. So I choose to enjoy the artistry of their stuff while not thinking too hard about any of it. NCT U, however, is a bit more appropriate. A bit. Some of them are old enough to drink and maaaaybe to have graduated college if they had gone that route.
Baby Don’t Stop, the song itself has a similar feel to the usual NCT fair (if you don’t count early NCT Dream stuff) in that it’s repetitive, completely danceable and involves some deeper electronic beats. It’s a good combination of both Ten and Taeyong singing and Taeyong providing the rap bits. The choreo is also about as NCT as you get, and to be frank, one of the primary reasons I like this group so much. They are incredibly precise dancers while still always managing to look sexy and slightly broken. The way they hold their bodies and move their limbs screams “I learned to dance from the best but now I break the rules!” The video has them in a variety of settings and outfits to include simple jeans and tank tops, blousy button ups with slacks, and high fashion blazers with no shirts underneath. I love, love, love the styling. So far, this comeback, as prolonged as it is, has been fantastic and I look forward to everything else that comes out.
The music isn’t available for sale until all of the MVs have been put out so I’m standing by to throw my money at them. The full album is set to be released on March 14 at 6:00 pm KST.
Baby Don’t Stop, NCT U