January 27th is a special day, better known to NCTzens as 127 Day. This year, it marked the fourth anniversary since the group’s debut and two since the addition of their latest member, Jungwoo.
NCT 127 is the NCT unit based in Seoul consisting of the members: Johnny, Mark, Haechan, Taeil, Taeyoung, Yuta, Doyoung, Jungwoo, and WinWin. It is a mostly fixed unit, but don’t get it mixed up with NCT U. The lineup of that group changes depending on the concept.
For their latest comeback, We Are Superhuman, WinWin couldn’t participate due to schedule conflicts with his other NCT unit WayV and Jungwoo has recently spent some time off due to his health. So it was quite the surprise when Jungwoo was featured in “Dreams Come True,” NCT 127’s gift for their beloved fans on 127 Day.
For the song, NCT 127 shows that they can pull off some of the more intense concepts and also the more relaxed ones as well. The "Dreams Come True" music video is a throwback to the nineties, featuring the members in all black outfits with the classic blur effect that was popular in K-pop music videos back in the day. Even the old lettering at the beginning of the video gives it more of a retro feel. The message in the song is also heartwarming, “Make your dreams come true / Life is beautiful.” It’s all about enjoying life. With the members playing around and having a good time, it is a song full of smiles and pure joy.
As shown by the music video, watch out for NCT’s next album on March 6! If this song is an indicator of their next concept, we’re all going to get more nineties heartthrobs and more amazing music from NCT 127.
Cover Image: NCT 127 (SM Entertainment)
Written by Stephanie Lemus