By Valerie Lopez | @valschwarie
On Monday, April 26 at 12 AM KST, NCT Dream began dropping their “Boring Jalapeño” teasers for their upcoming album 맛 (Hot Sauce). Swapping the bright cartoon-esque backgrounds and unique clothing choices for a home-like set and regular street clothes, NCT Dream brought a more comfortable vibe in their “Boring Jalapeño” teasers. NCT Dream modeled using more common household objects like slices of bread and home furniture, showing off their ability to make even the mundane look incredible.
The “Boring Jalapeño” teasers released in the same order as the “Crazy Jalapeno” teasers with Mark and Jeno on Day 1, Haechan, Jaemin, and Chenle on Day 2, and Jisung and Renjun on Day 3, ending with group photos on Thursday, April 29.
Fans had a less than boring response to the NCT Dream teasers.
NCT Dream Setting High Standards
Some fans compared the aesthetic of the teasers to college vibes.
nct dream reminding all of us once again that college boys don’t look like that in real life
— lilay ? (@DUALITY0NG) April 28, 2021
boring concept really screams college era??#NCTDREAM_BoringJalapeños#NCTDREAM #맛_HotSauce#NCTDREAM_맛_HotSauce pic.twitter.com/92xS2CgB6P
— jillian ? (@markmeinurbrain) April 28, 2021
Loving the Fashion Choices
Other NCTzens commented on the props and fashion choices used by the members.
The real definition boring ?
Patterned pants like watermelon ?
Waktu ngeliat celananya
Mark be like : WOW ??#BoringJalapeno_Day1 #NCTDREAM_맛_HotSauce pic.twitter.com/TxP3Vxlm6o
— 乇ㄥ千ᴹʸ ᵈᵃʸ?Zₑₙ (@elfZenday) April 25, 2021
how does renjun make having a cup on your head look so pretty :(((( pic.twitter.com/cDMC5nYeAb
— ً dallas ☀︎︎☽ — ia (@mysunfloweri) April 27, 2021
HE SAID "I GOT MY EYES ON YOU" ?
BORING JALAPEÑO DAY 3#JISUNG #지성 #NCT #NCTDREAM #BoringJalapeño_Day3#NCTDREAM #맛_HotSauce#NCTDREAM_맛_HotSauce pic.twitter.com/6OZQVCyO2A
— Lele ? 맛 ?️ (@dreamerjisung) April 27, 2021
chenle with the beret hat ? pic.twitter.com/HIjEn4dhLH
— 귤? (@wangmoriz) April 28, 2021
Nothing But Love
Fans expressed their love for the members.
my bias, bias wrecking himself.. wow lee jeno's power is INSAAAANE#JENO #BoringJalapeño_Day1#NCTDREAM #맛_HotSauce#NCTDREAM_맛_HotSauce pic.twitter.com/x8ewrGeQ2u
— ash (@bumxuxi) April 25, 2021
all of jaemin’s teaser photos except u say they cannot get any more superior every time and jaemin still manages to top them again and again: pic.twitter.com/AqSsN9ecL3
— donya (@jaeminomin) April 28, 2021
haechan: entire ncity
released his esp sunflowers:
— .. fern? (@squishyunoh) April 26, 2021
2 strong leaders of nct dream. let's give them around of applause ??#BoringJalapeño_Day1#NCTDREAM #맛_HotSauce#NCTDREAM_맛_HotSauce pic.twitter.com/bCf9DFphNN
— ash (@bumxuxi) April 25, 2021
Some fans observed the teasers for potential connections and spoilers.
“We need some sauce!” ?!!?!?! IS THIS A HOT SAUCE SPOILER #NCTDREAM_맛_HotSauce pic.twitter.com/BsfFBLTJps
— maya? (@peachy_127) April 26, 2021
the props really according to their prev crazy jalapeno teaser?
mark – rugby ball
jeno – lp & game console
jaemin – boxing gloves
haechan – chocoball (maltesers)
chenle – headphone pic.twitter.com/IWZ5Ct1wS2
— 뀨? (@renminrise) April 26, 2021
HELPPPPPP HSHSHSHHAAH WHAT #BoringJalapeño_Day2 pic.twitter.com/OfPvuIcSzo
— ☻ (@smittenwoo) April 26, 2021
it looks like they're asking our help to get out of this boredom hell ? #BoringJalapeño_Day4#BoringJalapeños#NCTDREAM_BoringJalapeños#NCTDREAM_맛_HotSauce #NCTDREAM #맛_HotSauce pic.twitter.com/R1KskHwDam
— Hot Sauce and Namericano ? (@nananormann) April 28, 2021
맛 (Hot Sauce) is undoubtedly highly anticipated by fans. With each teaser released, there is growing excitement for the official release of the album on May 10. On the first day of pre-orders, the album exceeded 100,000 pre-order sales on the Korean online store Ktown4u. The album count has now exceeded 300,000 pre-orders and is expected to rise in the coming week.
NCT Dream will drop their “Chilling Jalapeño” teasers starting this Saturday, May 1 at 12 AM KST. They will surely show a new side that is different from the “crazy” and “boring” sides they teased in the last few weeks of teasers.
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If you want more NCT Dream content, read up on our NCT Dream “Crazy Jalapeño” teasers here!
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