WayV Channels Their Inner Bad Boy in the ‘Bad Alive’ Music Video

On July 29, WayV gifted fans with both an English version of “Bad Alive” and a music video for the song. The band released the original version of “Bad Alive” on their new studio album Awaken the World in June 2020.

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Fans reacted to the ‘Bad Alive’ music video

Before releasing their album, WayV gave fans a sneak peek of “Bad Alive” during their “Beyond LIVE” performance. The virtual concert gave fans the chance to attend a WayV performance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

WayV released the Chinese version of “Bad Alive” on June 9 with their album Awaken the World. On July 29, WayV released an English version of “Bad Alive” and a music video for the new version. In the music video, the members of WayV channeled a bad boy concept.

“How to explain the whole Music Video in one word : ILLEGAL,” one fan tweeted.

“Seeing the Bad Alive MV was honestly such a religious experience,, the power that WayV holds is UNPARALLELED,” a Twitter user wrote.

Who are the members of WayV?

The group is a sub-unit of SM Entertainment’s NCT that focuses on Chinese promotions, and they release music in Chinese, Korean, and English. WayV is made up of seven members: Kun, Ten, Lucas, WinWin, Xiaojun, Hendery, and Yangyang.

Kun is the oldest member of the group and is also the group’s leader. He first joined SM Entertainment in 2015, and he was officially introduced as a member of NCT in 2018. Ten is the second-oldest member of WayV and was born in Thailand. He is a member of SM Entertainment’s K-pop group SuperM along with Lucas, and he has performed in the sub-unit NCT U.

Lucas was introduced as a member of NCT in 2018 along with Kun, and he has performed in the sub-unit NCT U. When not promoting with WayV, he promotes in SuperM with Ten. WinWin was announced as a member of the NCT sub-unit NCT 127 in 2016, and he began promoting with WayV in 2019.

For Xiaojun, Hendery, and Yangyang, WayV is their debut group. Xiaojun is a vocalist and Hendery is a vocalist and rapper. Yangyang is the band’s youngest member and is a rapper.

WayV had a successful 2019

WayV debuted on Jan. 17, 2019 with their first digital EP, The Vision. They released an EP titled Take Off on May 9, 2019 with a lead single by the same name. On Oct. 29, 2019, the group released an EP titled Take Over the Moon. The EP’s lead single was titled “Moonwalk,” and in November 2019 they released an English version of the EP’s second single, “Love Talk.”

Following their first three EPs, WayV won Best New Asian Artist at the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards. After all they accomplished, the group talked of their hopes to release a full-length album in 2020 during an interview with Billboard.

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“In the past year, we’ve released three albums and that’s a big feat for new artists. We challenged ourselves, experimenting with different genres of music. We all contribute creatively to all our songs,” Kun said. “One thing that we want to do next year is put out our official first full-length album, hopefully. We want to experiment with even more types of music and different sounds.”

It is safe to say the group accomplished this goal by releasing Awaken the World, and they showcased their skill of experimenting with different types of music with the album’s singles, “Turn Back Time” and “Bad Alive.”