NCT are the talk of the town! On December 10 at 6PM KST, NCT U pre-released the music video for the track, “Universe (Let’s Play Ball),” in preparation for the release of their third album, Universe. The leading title track shows NCT’s consistency in using experimental musical elements within their songs, as each release brings a unique and refreshing sound to the K-pop industry! 

Ready, Set, Go! 

Teasers were dropped throughout the week before the release of the exciting track. In the group teasers, each NCT U member is seen posing with different styles of masks that cover their entire faces. The grunge and mysterious feeling sparked excitement for NCTzens and what was to come for the NCT 2021 era. 

The members of the new NCT U unit include Mark, Xiaojun, Yangyang, Jungwoo, Jeno, Jaemin, Shotaro, Doyoung, and Haechan. The first set of individual teasers feature each member in a grimy office-like room, posing on a couch. The black and white suits sported on the unit paired with the contrast between the dim set and NCT’s astounding visuals allowed for each member to shine. The second round of teasers is set outside, with the members of NCT seen holding different variations of baseball and basketball equipment in the gloomy weather. The loose and leather styling of their clothes add a pop of color to the photos. 

Let’s Play Ball

“Universe (Let’s Play Ball)” is a hip-hop and R&B fused dance song that expresses the process of running towards something or someone that you want, comparing the need to the universe. The musical talents of each member are put on display, as the energetic elements and unbeatable verses do nothing but impress! The music video shows off the amazing chemistry of the never-before-seen unit combination. The intense choreography and underground sport-like background allow NCTzens to see a different side to each of the members. 

NCity Reacts

After the release of the track, fans of the unit couldn’t help but share the excitement for NCT’s new song!

What’s Next? 

NCT’s third album, Universe, is set to drop on December 14. To celebrate the release, NCT will be live streaming on YouTube for the “NCT ‘Universe’ Countdown Live” on December 14 at 4:30 KST to communicate with global fans. Keep up to date with NCT 2021 on NCT’s Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube channel. 

Want more NCT? Check out our coverage of NCT 127’s track video “Earthquake” here!