Monsta X Make A Fiery Comeback With ‘Follow’
The vibrant music video focuses on the group’s stellar fast-paced choreography
South Korean group Monsta X returned on October 28th with their seventh EP Follow: Find You. The release was led by the single “Follow” and its accompanying music video.
Upbeat and highly danceable, “Follow” is a sharp contrast to the emotional and mellow “Find You,” the first single off the EP which the group dropped last week. With moombahton-influenced percussion and a catchy instrumental chorus that kicks off the track, “Follow” is immediately anthemic and high-energy. The use of the Korean traditional instrument taepyeongso on the refrain is the highlight, making “Follow” an instant earworm. Rappers Joohoney and I.M’s powerful verses add a touch of darkness and danger, while the vocalists shine on the higher notes; Kihyun in particular takes them on with ease.
The music video is packed with intense colors and drenched in gold lighting. It focuses mainly on Monsta X’s fast-paced choreography, interspersed with vibrant solo shots of each of the seven members. There are callbacks to the theme of time travel from “Find You” and “Dramarama” with clocks scattered throughout the video; a gold watch flashes across the scene in the very beginning, while shots of the members standing on a clock face while their shadows make up the hands is another frequent motif. The video begins with the group’s leader Shownu climbing a set of marble stairs towards a golden circle. At the end of the video, the rest of Monsta X are shown following his climb as he watches them and waits expectantly at the top of the staircase for them to join him.
Monsta X’s eight track EP Follow: Find You is their first Korean release since their third studio album Take.2 We Are Here. In the past few months the group have dropped two English tracks “Who Do You Love” feat French Montana and “Someone Someone” to major success and have been touring and promoting in North America.