On September 9, NCT 127 released the video for “Lemonade,” the fourth track from their upcoming full-length album STICKER.
“Lemonade” comes after the releases of other b-side tracks including “Dreamer,” “Magic Carpet Ride,” and “Road Trip.” The concept took a big turn, with the homely bright atmosphere giving out to a darker and sexier side of the group. This isn’t the first time NCT 127 has done such a concept, but it didn’t stop their fans, NCTzens, from going into a frenzy when the teaser pictures dropped prior. Fans caught on details and found interesting matches.
this trio pic.twitter.com/HjIWDkzYXt
— ً (@LMKFILE) September 8, 2021
Lmao it's them😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/xKzRRBuTpU
— e l l a ⁰² ˎˊ˗ nsd ?! 📌 (@scarletmark) September 8, 2021
Nah MARK LEE pic.twitter.com/5taFmfXANb
— Alexis come milly rock with me (@fendicheol) September 8, 2021
IT'S ON THE SAME DAY YALL pic.twitter.com/5JA48ZhKUR
— NCIT dropout nour (@jcctzen) September 8, 2021
— Johnny Suhkuna (@afternoonbeans) September 8, 2021
— nat (@fairyIightnct) September 8, 2021
NCT, Work It!
After the music video of “Lemonade” dropped, the temperatures skyrocketed in Ncity.
The music video opens up with the members standing together as the sound builds up, and a show stopping solo shot of Jaehyun whispering “Lemonade.” With sharp moves, the outfits change, and the song starts. Each member appears on screen with background shots lit on fire. The first verse falls in the hands of the youngest of the group, Haechan, who carries it with coolness and ease in contrast to his surroundings.
The video transitions to Jaehyun’s rap verse, riding a motorcycle as he looks directly to the camera. Following him comes Yuta in the center of the group as they adventure into the powerful chorus. Taeyong and Johnny take on their own rap parts while Doyoung joins in with his velvety voice.
The song continues with the attractive and energetic sound alongside a colorful set and a video filled with clever transitions.
Fans Thirst for Lemonade
With the release came a wave of reactions from the loyal fans and it didn’t take long for Jaehyun’s name to trend worldwide on Twitter.
— SMTownEngSub (@SMTownEngSub) September 9, 2021
road trip lemonade pic.twitter.com/0NUnq2Rd1y
— ً chiyo (@kjwoofs) September 9, 2021
— Z e n.◡̈ (@jaeedimples) September 9, 2021
jaehyun is trending worldwide… his impact! pic.twitter.com/4wUdoVNHJB
— 린 🌸 (@jaehyunbom__) September 9, 2021
— NCIT dropout nour (@jcctzen) September 9, 2021
The dance lines of Lee Taeyong is undeniable. Not only does he command stage presence, but his skill, technicality and precision is unlike any other 💯 And that’s on SWF judge Taeyong!#TAEYONG #태용 #NCT태용 #이태용 https://t.co/Nn88cAWKUd
— B 🧸 (@tydybear) September 9, 2021
— Shallon🌹💻 (@endTYstart) September 9, 2021
YUTA CENTER pic.twitter.com/u8z12I9w5w
— ً (@nytfiles) September 9, 2021
— ً (@suhlook) September 9, 2021
He ripped his expensive pants when he was practice lemonade…well look at his power when he dance pic.twitter.com/adsB5wCybT
— 혜🧸 (yoon) (@suhpremacistJ) September 9, 2021
But to be honest this part really captivated me the most, and I was so surprised the beat escalated from a more chill first verse to an explosive pre-chorus chant. In true 127 fashion, they embodied this 🔥 pic.twitter.com/rzbMjvckho
— B 🧸 (@tydybear) September 9, 2021
PEOPLE DiED pic.twitter.com/Qr5QxxwoiJ
— hay (@taeeeyongg) September 9, 2021
Yasss mark lee yassss pic.twitter.com/8NDGGbojMp
— 샤샤 (@bykyuties) September 9, 2021
And of course alongside all of the reactions certain sides of the fandom were especially active.
The whole ncity: pic.twitter.com/SufLI6uSkY
— aya (@EXONCTDOTCOM) September 9, 2021
The TL rn pic.twitter.com/2Y1HwKUOEp
— Alexis come milly rock with me (@fendicheol) September 9, 2021
hello @SMTOWNGLOBAL put jeong jaehyun on the phone right this instant
— annie (@_whoisannie) September 9, 2021
“GOT ME FEELIN’ GOOD” JEONG JAEHYUN!!! pic.twitter.com/n0vFc8wfst
— valentine ‘24 (@forvalentineboy) September 9, 2021
when jaehyun said lemonade the first time i started shaking crying throwing up i blacked out fr fr
— jaehyun loves you (@jaehyunlovesyu) September 9, 2021
“JAEHYUN YOU LIKE THEM WHAT?” https://t.co/1iIw50Nsdt
— 𝐥𝐨 (@M0NEYBAGLO) September 9, 2021
Jaehyun in the recording studio after recording lemonade pic.twitter.com/wg9Klqg8bX
— jaehyun's verse in lemonade (@jasthangs) September 9, 2021
2 hours have passed and I still can't move on pic.twitter.com/mnv7xb2xE5
— 젠나 🌟 (@jennawol) September 9, 2021
NCT 127 is expected to promote “Lemonade” alongside the title track “STICKER” on music shows. As fans eagerly wait for the full track, they have the track and music video to please their eyes and ears. STICKER is scheduled to be released on September 17.
Want more neo news? Read about NCT 127’s Track Video for “Road Trip” here!
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