Tomorrow X Together’s highly-anticipated comeback officially has a release date. After their successful The Dream Chapter album trilogy, TXT will release an EP titled minisode1 : Blue Hour on Oct. 26.
TXT released a short teaser for the album
TXT members Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai are favorites among teen listeners. To announce the EP, a motion graphic video was released on Weverse, YouTube, and TXT’s social media channels on Sept. 21.
Besides the EP’s title and release date, the teaser video did not give away much. With video game sound effects and graphics, the teaser could be hinting at an album concept, but more teasers will need to be released in order to prove that.
A press release explains more about the upcoming EP, writing, “From their debut EP, The Dream Chapter: STAR, through The Dream Chapter: MAGIC and The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY, the five members have continued a narrative of growth through a story of boys who continue to chase their dreams. minisode1 : Blue Hour is a short episode told by TOMORROW X TOGETHER before they progress into their next series.”
Fans knew an album announcement was coming soon
On Aug. 13, Big Hit Entertainment held a Corporate Briefing with the Community on YouTube. The conference took place a few months after TXT released The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY, which completed The Dream Chapter album series. During the conference, Big Hit Entertainment revealed what TXT had planned for the remainder of 2020.
“TOMORROW X TOGETHER will also come back this fall with a new album. I’m sure you can’t wait to see what they’ll bring us next,” said CEO Bang Si-Hyuk.
Recently, it was reported that TXT would make a comeback in October, and according to Soompi, Big Hit Entertainment confirmed that “TXT is preparing for a comeback in late October.” Because of this, fans knew an album announcement was imminent.
The success of TXT’s ‘The Dream Chapter’ era
Based on the press release, it seems minisode1 : Blue Hour could be its own entity before TXT kick off another album series. As a rookie group, TXT experienced great success with The Dream Chapter era. With the album series, Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai explored the joys and triumphs of growing up.
They debuted with Big Hit Entertainment with the EP The Dream Chapter: Star on March 4, 2019. The quintet released their first studio album The Dream Chapter: Magic on Oct. 21, 2019.
Following their first two album releases, TXT won Best New Male Artist at the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards and Rookie of the Year at the 2019 Melon Music Awards. They also won Best New Male Artist at the 2019 Genie Music Awards and Rookie Artist of the Year at the 2020 Golden Disc Awards.
The Korean band released The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY, their second EP and third album overall, on May 18, 2020. “Can’t You See Me?” served as the album’s lead single. The song went on to win the title of Radio Disney’s 2020 Song of the Summer.