Korean pop sensations, Monsta X, continue spreading their impact worldwide by snagging 4 consecutive wins for their title track “Shoot Out” in Korea. They picked up #1 wins on the prestigious Korean TV Shows; M Countdown, Show Champion, SBS MTV’s “The Show,” and Music Bank. Monsta X is preparing to infiltrate the U.S. shores again by making history as the first K-Pop group to perform at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball; kicking off in Los Angeles on Friday November 30th alongside household names such as Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, G-Eazy, Khalid, Normani, Dua Lipa, Alessia Cara, Calvin Harris, Bazzi and Bebe Rexha.
The band are in the midst of making a huge impact on our shores with their 2nd Album Take.1, ‘Are You There?’ debuting on the Billboard World Albums chart at No. 7; marked the week of November 3rd. Not to mention their 47 week streak on the Billboard Social 50 Chart. Monsta X is causing a unstoppable wave of interest here with their 2nd Album and title track “Shoot Out”, with PAPER Magazine stating ““Shoot Out” is niche enough to catch the ear of the most cynical music critic, and accessible enough, via the band’s perfectly synchronized harmonies, to appeal to the masses” and MTV describing it as “..a thundering beat, slick pop-rock chorus, and sensual visual.” Earmilk also added “Brimming with the grit and sensual rhythms that are core to the band’s musical style, “Shoot Out” is about the inescapability of fate and the importance of filling life with love.”
Since debut, Monsta X has built their own world with concept-based stories intertwining into each other. ‘Are You There?’ is an extended world; transcending time and space. “Shoot Out,” the title track, represents their world and message, seeking salvation between loss and wandering. The mix of trap, rock, and melodic future bass draws an impressive hook, emotional chorus melody, and dramatic composition. This track is a representative of the album’s message: “all wounds that have been made between Light and Dark, Good and Evil, and Life and Death are cured by love.” The outcome shows a soft, delicate, mature, but also rough and powerful as nature side of the members. Monsta X is standing for a world connected, and equality for all people. Through their music and concepts, people experience a new level of love and compassion.
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