TXT Shows a New Side of Themselves With Powerful Music Video for ‘PUMA’
Tomorrow X Together just raised the bar again. The K-pop group, also known as TXT, released their newest album, The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY on May 18. With the album, Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai have proved they are well on their way to no longer being considered rookies in the industry. On June 3, TXT released a music video for “PUMA,” displaying a fierce new side of themselves.
‘The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY’ is TXT’s second EP
The five-member group debuted in March 2019 with the EP The Dream Chapter: Star, and TXT released their first studio album The Dream Chapter: Magic in October 2019. The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY is the group’s second EP and is a conclusion of The Dream Chapter era.
With their The Dream Chapter albums, the members of TXT explore the joys and challenges of growing up. The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY specifically focuses on conflicts that can arise within adolescent friendships. The EP consists of six songs: “Drama,” “Can’t You See Me?,” “Fairy of Shampoo,” “Maze in the Mirror,” “PUMA,” and “Eternally.”
“Can’t You See Me?” serves as the EP’s lead single, and TXT released a music video for the song on May 18. The beginning of the music video is connected to the music video for “Run Away,” the lead single from their 2019 album The Dream Chapter: Magic. In the “Can’t You See Me?” music video, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai visit Soobin’s house and the tension between their friendship grows.
TXT released a music video for ‘PUMA’
The song “PUMA” compares the members of TXT to a puma that has escaped a zoo. While the puma first feels freedom after its escape, it begins to feel fear in its newfound world.
On June 3, TXT released a captivating music video for “PUMA,” deviating from their previous music video releases. In the music video, Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai represent pumas trapped in cages and chains.
Clad in black and leopard-print clothes, the members of TXT mimic the movements of pumas through intense choreography.
“After escaping from the zoo / The world I met is alien,” Huening Kai sings.
Yeonjun raps, “I told ya / Too young to be on my own / This world’s a jungle full of warriors.”
At the end of the music video for “PUMA,” the members of the quintet have all escaped and sit together on a rocky cliffside.
‘The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY’ reached No. 1 on iTunes
With their first two album releases, TXT had a successful 2019. They were nominated in the Best K-pop category at the 2019 MTV Music Video Awards and won 10 Rookie Awards during the 2019-2020 awards season.
At the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards, TXT won Best New Male Artist, and they won Rookie of the Year at the 2019 Melon Music Awards. The K-pop group also won Best New Male Artist at the 2019 Genie Music Awards and Rookie Artist of the Year at the 2020 Golden Disc Awards.
TXT has continued this success into 2020. The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY reached No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart in 49 regions including the U.S. “Can’t You See Me?” also reached No. 1 on iTunes charts around the world, and the single reached No. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart in 10 different countries.