NCT 127 have released their brand new single, “Punch,” along with its accompanying music video. “Punch” arrives alongside the group’s deluxe repackage, The 2nd Album Repackage ‘NCT #127 Neo Zone: The Final Round,’ also out digitally today via SM Entertainment Co., Ltd. with Capitol Music Group/ Caroline.
See below for the full track listing, which features 4 new tracks—including “Punch”—in addition to the album’s original 13. There will be two physical versions of the album, each with unique packaging, photos, and other content. Physical albums will be released June 12 in the U.S., and preorder is available HERE.
The Seoul-based global pop powerhouse debuted “Punch” live for the first time at their livestreamed concert, NCT 127 – Beyond the Origin, on Saturday evening, May 16. Part of Beyond LIVE, the groundbreaking new concert streaming series via SM Entertainment and Naver V LIVE, the show reached over 104,000 paid viewers in 129 countries. Additionally, the hashtag “#NCT127_BeyondLIVE” was Twitter’s No. 1 trend worldwide and in countries including the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, Russia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore and Peru, giving insight into their global popularity.
Beyond the Origin was the first Beyond LIVE production to feature a “multicam” function, offering a total of ten different camera angles, including a full wide angle of the stage and close-ups of each member. Among interactive portions and outstanding performances of hit singles and fan favorites, NCT 127 also shared the first-ever performance of “Make Your Day,” a new ballad from the deluxe repackage.
Reviewing the concert, Billboard praised “Punch” as an “anthemic, confident track,” and wrote, “The remarkably high production value of the show, as well as the multi-angle live stream, created a different kind of live performance that allowed the group’s showmanship to shine through and let fans feel connected to the band even if it may be a while before they can see them in person again.”
Prior to the repackage, The 2nd Album ‘NCT #127 Neo Zone’ was released March 6 and debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, quickly making its way to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Albums chart and the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Artist 100 chart. The music video for the album’s first single, “Kick It,” has over 47 million views, standing out among an album “…full of tracks that showcase NCT 127’s diverse skillset, shining a spotlight on each of the members’ artistic strengths as performers and songwriters,” according to Billboard. “Neo Zone is NCT 127 at its best. It checks off all the boxes,” said Consequence of Sound. Rolling Stone said, “The ability to seamlessly slide in and out of genres while experimenting with different sounds is what makes NCT 127 stand out among a crowded field of competitors.”
Track Listing – The 2nd Album Repackage ‘NCT #127 Neo Zone: The Final Round’
Make Your Day*
Interlude: Neo Zone
Love Me Now
Dreams Come True