TXT Perform ‘We Lost the Summer’ on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’
On April 16, K-pop group TOMORROW X TOGETHER made their first appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. For the appearance, Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai performed the song “We Lost the Summer.” TXT released the track on their 2020 EP minisode1 : Blue Hour.
TXT performed on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’
TXT’s performance of “We Lost the Summer” marked their first appearance and performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. For the performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai performed in an expansive school setting.
The quintet began the “We Lost the Summer” stage in a dimly-lit cafeteria. For the first verse and chorus, the band performed in an empty classroom before moving to a hallway of lockers.
During the second half of the song, the members traveled back to the cafeteria. At the end of the song, the cafeteria filled with bright pink light as Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai performed.
The meaning of ‘We Lost the Summer’
TXT released minisode1 : Blue Hour on Oct. 26, 2020. The album has five tracks: “Ghosting,” “5시 53분의 하늘에서 발견한 너와 나 (Blue Hour),” “날씨를 잃어버렸어 (We Lost The Summer),” “Wishlist,” and “하굣길 (Way Home).”
“We Lost the Summer” was co-written by singer-songwriter Charli XCX. With the song, the members of TXT explore the feeling of loss teenagers experienced due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A music video for “We Lost the Summer” was released on Nov. 12, 2020. At the start of the music video, the members hang out together. As they take pictures of one another, a notification about the pandemic pops up on the screen of a mobile phone.
The remainder of the music video shows TXT dealing with their new reality as they attempt to stay connected while being physically apart.
“Cause we lost the summer / When we lost each other / Give me back my season / Oh, it’s all gone / Endless winter / Now I just miss ya / Give us back ourselves / Oh, it’s all gone / We lost the summer,” the band sings in the chorus.
TXT gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at their performance
On the official YouTube channel for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the members of TXT partook in a video segment. For the video, Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai took MOA behind the scenes of their “We Lost the Summer” performance.
“I think that these lyrics express the times we live in very well,” Beomgyu said in the video. “I like it a lot. I hope situations will improve soon and that we will be able to perform this song without feeling sadness.”
In addition to talking about their feelings about the song, the members of TXT also showed fans how they film their TV performances.
“We don’t go all out during camera rehearsals, but instead we pay attention to our formations,” Soobin shared. “During the actual take, our focus is mostly on the choreography.”
Fans can watch TXT’s performance from The Ellen DeGeneres Show on EllenTube.