TXT Return With ‘minisode 2: Thursday’s Child’
Tomorrow X Together are back. On May 9, the K-pop group released their fourth EP minisode 2: Thursday’s Child. In the hours leading up to the EP’s release, Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai held a global media showcase for reporters. Showbiz Cheat Sheet attended the media showcase virtually and learned some key takeaways about TXT‘s minisode 2: Thursday’s Child.
TXT’s ‘minisode 2: Thursday’s Child’ is another ‘interlude’ EP
Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai debuted in 2019, and their first three albums made up The Dream Chapter album series.
In October 2020, the quintet released minisode1 : Blue Hour, a disco-pop infused standalone EP. As an album, minisode1 : Blue Hour acted as a bridge between The Dream Chapter era and TXT’s 2021 album series, The Chaos Chapter.
With The Chaos Chapter, TXT began to experiment with more genres and incorporated rock elements into their music. At the media showcase for minisode 2: Thursday’s Child, Soobin confirmed the EP is another “interlude” album before TXT move on to their next album series.
While minisode 2: Thursday’s Child is another pitstop in their discography, Yeonjun assured reporters that the EP shows listeners “how much they have grown” as artists.
The members of TXT participated in the making of ‘minisode 2: Thursday’s Child’
Since their debut, the members of TXT have become increasingly involved in songwriting and producing. For minisode 2: Thursday’s Child, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai played a hand in the making of the album.
The album also consists of sub-unit songs, a first for TXT. During the media showcase, TXT shared that they decided on the sub-units based on each member’s musical style.
Yeonjun and Huening Kai perform “Lonely Boy” together, and Soobin, Beomgyu, and Taehyun perform “Thursday’s Child Has Far To Go.”
minisode 2: Thursday’s Child tracklist:
- “Opening Sequence”
- “Good Boy Gone Bad”
- “Trust Fund Baby”
- “Lonely Boy”
- “Thursday’s Child Has Far To Go”
Taehyun and Huening Kai co-wrote the EP’s opener, “Opening Sequence,” while Yeonjun co-wrote the album’s lead single, “Good Boy Gone Bad.”
Both Yeonjun and Taehyun participated in writing “Trust Fund Baby.” Yeonjun and Huening Kai have co-writing credits for their sub-unit song “Lonely Boy.”
For “Thursday’s Child Has Far To Go,” Beomgyu co-produced and co-wrote the song, while Taehyun has a co-writing credit.
‘minisode 2: Thursday’s Child’ deals with darker themes
As an album, minisode 2: Thursday’s Child follows the teen angst of The Chaos Chapter. The EP’s concept revolves around the emotions a boy feels about his first breakup. It expands on the angst felt with The Chaos Chapter and brings on more mature themes and the rawness of heartbreak.
During the media showcase, the members emphasized that “Good Boy Gone Bad” focuses on the anger one feels following a breakup. To showcase these feelings, “Good Boy Gone Bad” combines hip-hop and rock music.
Ahead of its release, minisode 2: Thursday’s Child recorded over 1.46 million pre-orders, priming it to be TXT’s first million-seller album.