M0527

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M0527
D-Crunch - M0527.jpg
EP by
ReleasedMay 27, 2019 (2019-05-27)
GenreHip hop
Length16:51
LanguageKorean
LabelAll-S Company
ProducerLee Jong-seok (exec.), High Season
D-Crunch chronology
M1112 (4colors)
(2018)
M0527
(2019)
Singles from M0527
  1. "Are You Ready?"
    Released: May 27, 2019

M0527 is the second mini-album by South Korean idol group D-Crunch. It was released on May 27, 2019, by All-S Company and distributed by Kakao M. The album and lead single "Are You Ready?" were concurrently released. D-Crunch promoted the song by performing on music chart programs across various television networks. M0527 peaked at number 46 on South Korea's national Gaon Album Chart.

Background and composition[edit]

In contrast to its previous releases which concentrated on choreography and live performances, M0527 was conceived to illustrate D-Crunch's musical identity.[1] "Are You Ready?" is described as an "intense" hip-hop track with a "delightful and comical charm".[1]

Release and promotion[edit]

All-S Company shared a group concept photo of D-Crunch via social media on May 13, 2019, which initiated a 14-day countdown to the release of M0527. It presented D-Crunch with "radiant smiles" while wearing white and red clothing, which reflects the "bright" ambience of the single.[2] Two days later, a second picture was posted showing the nonet on a running track.[3] Individual profile images of all nine members, in addition to a third group photo, were simultaneously published on May 23.[4] A highlight medley of the record was also shared.[5] A music video teaser for "Are You Ready?" was published on the subsequent day.[6]

D-Crunch performing "Are You Ready?" at the 20th Night with Poetry & Music in Suwon, June 2019

D-Crunch traveled to Japan to take part in KCON 2019 for three consecutive days starting on May 17.[7] The group performed the album track "Panorama" for the first time ahead of the release of the mini-album during the Show:Kai showcase on the opening day of the convention.[8]

M0527 and the music video for "Are You Ready?" were simultaneously released on May 27. D-Crunch began promoting the single the following day by performing it on SBS MTV's music chart show The Show.[9] The group made additional performances on Mnet's M Countdown[10] MBC Every 1's Show Champion,[11] and Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation's Show! Music Core.[12] D-Crunch attended the 2019 Face of Asia model competition and performed the single.[13] D-Crunch made an appearance on MBC Standard FM's radio show Idol Radio along with boy group Noir. The two groups competed against each other through dancing, singing, and rapping.[14] Promotions for the record were completed on July 10, 2019.[15]

Critical reception[edit]

M0527 received favorable reviews from all four critics from TV Daily. Kim Ye-na characterized the mini-album as "gushing with powerful energy", with Kim Ji-ha describing "Are You Ready?" as an "addictive" single. Oh Ji-won deemed the record trendy and Kim Han-kil felt that the songs allowed listeners to look forward to live performances.[16]

Commercial performance[edit]

On the chart dated May 26 – June 1, 2019, M0527 debuted at number 46 on South Korea's national Gaon Album Chart.[17]

Track listing[edit]

M0527[18]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Panorama"G.I.G, Duble Sidekick, Yoske, Alive Knob, Ha Jin-kyu, Bu11$EyEG.I.G, Duble Sidekick, Yoske, Alive Knob, Ha Jin-kyu, Bu11$EyEYoske, Alive Knob, Ha Jin-kyu, Bu11$EyE3:16
2."Are You Ready?" (작당모의; Jakdangmoeui)G.I.G, High Season, DubblyG.I.G, High Season, DubblyHigh Season, Dubbly3:24
3."Love Race"G.I.G, High SeasonG.I.G, High Season, Dubbly, Melody WorkshopHigh Season, Dubbly, Melody Workshop3:03
4."Love Letter" (행복한데; Haengbokhande)G.I.G, High Season, Chanyoung, Jungseung, DylanG.I.G, High Season, Melody WorkshopHigh Season, Melody Workshop3:44
5."Are You Ready?" (작당모의; Jakdangmoeui) (Inst.) G.I.G, Duble Sidekick, Yoske, Alive Knob, Ha Jin-kyu, Bu11$EyEYoske, Alive Knob, Ha Jin-kyu, Bu11$EyE3:24
Total length:16:51

Credits[edit]

Credits adapted from the mini-album's liner notes.[18]

Chart[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[17] 46

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lee, Jeong-ho (May 27, 2019). 디크런치, 오늘(27일) 신곡 '작당모의'로 컴백. Starnews (in Korean). Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  2. ^ An, Tae-hyeon (May 13, 2019). 디크런치, 두번째 미니앨범 27일 컴백 확정…6개월만에 신곡[공식]. Herald Pop (in Korean). Herald Corporation. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Kim, Min-ji (May 15, 2019). '컴백' 디크런치, 타이틀곡은 '작당모의'…트랙리스트 공개. News1 Korea (in Korean). Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Jeon, Hyo-jin (May 23, 2019). '컴백' 디크런치, 티저 공개…밝은 분위기 예고. The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). Dong-a Ilbo Company. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  5. ^ Jeon, A-ram (May 24, 2019). '컴백 D-3' 디크런치, 타이틀곡 '작당모의' MV 티저 공개. xportsnews (in Korean). xportsmedia. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Kim, Ye-na (May 24, 2019). 디크런치의 '작당모의'. TVreport (in Korean). Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  7. ^ Jung, Da-hun (May 9, 2019). [공식]'KCON 2019 JAPAN' 엠카운트다운 최종 라인업 확정..뉴이스트· 몬스타엑스· 박지훈 참석. Seoul Economy (in Korean). Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  8. ^ Lee, Ji-seok (May 20, 2019). 디크런치, 케이콘 재팬 성공적 마무리…'차세대 한류돌' 입증. Sports Seoul (in Korean). Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  9. ^ Kim, Min-ji (May 29, 2019). '컴백' 디크런치, '더 쇼'에서 신곡 '작당모의' 최초 공개. News1 Korea (in Korean). Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  10. ^ Jo, Hye-ryeon (May 30, 2019). 갓세븐, 케이콘 펼쳐진 '엠카' 5월 마지막주 1위 [종합]. TVreport (in Korean). Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  11. ^ Nam, Jae-ryun (June 5, 2019). '쇼챔피언' AB6IX, '브리드'로 1위 등극 '2관왕'…러블리즈·CLC 컴백 [종합]. The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). Chosun Ilbo Company. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  12. ^ Lee, Ho-yeon (June 29, 2019). "컴백 축하→옆에서 응원" I.O.I 청하·소미·미나, '음악중심'서 한 자리. Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). Dongwha Enterprise. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  13. ^ Baek, Su-yeon (June 7, 2019). [bnt포토] 디크런치 '신나는 무대' (2019 페이스 오브 아시아). bntnews (in Korean). Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  14. ^ Yu, Chung-hee (June 27, 2019). '아이돌 라디오' 느와르 vs 디크런치…신인 그룹 '대격돌'. 10asia (in Korean). Korea Entertainment Media. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  15. ^ Hwang, Hye-jin (July 11, 2019). 디크런치, 7주 음악방송 활동 마무리 "응원해준 팬들 감사". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  16. ^ Kim, Han-kil (June 2, 2019). 이하이·선우정아·락킷걸·원어스·온리원오브·디크런치·위인더존 [이번주 뭐 들었니?]. TV Daily (in Korean). Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  17. ^ a b 2019년 22주차 Album Chart (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  18. ^ a b M0527 (liner notes). D-Crunch. All-S Company. 2019. 1074255396.CS1 maint: others (link)

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