K-pop girl group Dreamcatcher released new album Dystopia: The Tree of Language and a new music video for the album’s title track “Scream” on Tuesday. The new record marks the act’s first full-length album, following various single and extended play (EP) releases from 2017.
The new album features 14 tracksincluding the previously released “Paradise,” a solo single released by Dreamcatcher member Siyeon. The song entered Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart earlier this month at No. 10, making it the highest-charting debut single from a solo K-pop star since AleXa’s “Bomb” debuted last year at No. 7 in the same chart.
The South Korean girl band’s lead single “Scream” was unveiled with a music video that has an ethereal, fairy tale, magical feel, opening with an image of a tree against a bright blue sky and a misty mountain backdrop.
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The video continues with various dance sequences, alternating between a modern dancefloor setting with the members in all black suits and a dark desert setting with them wearing white or vintage-style dresses. The video also channels vampire vibes with the members wandering around under the moonlight.
Dreamcatcher’s previous music videos have been equally evocative. Last February, Dreamcatcher released a fourth EP The End of Nightmare, with the title track “Piri.” The music video for the song features a bleeding ram’s horn.
The seven-piece band also released a mini-album titled Raid of Dream last September.
Both the new single and music video have been praised by fans who have taken to social media to share their impressions using the hashtag #DreamcatcherSCREAM, which has been top-trending on Twitter, along with several other related terms and hashtags.
“I absolutely LOVE how Dreamcatcher tried this quite popular genre (kinda girl crush/powerful sound) while keeping their own unique style!! I hope they’ll get the success they deserve with this comeback #DreamcatcherSCREAM,” wrote @lunaeilee.
“Dreamcatcher will make you SCREAM. Link to MV:https://youtu.be/FKlGHHhTOsQ #DREAMCATCHER #DreamcatcherSCREAM # #Dystopia_The_Tree_of_Language,” wrote @_youngbok.
“This part is amazing #DreamcatcherSCREAM,” wrote @ddaenghannline.
“¿Do we confirm that gahyeon [Dreamcatcher member] killed us all in this part? #SCREAM #Dreamcatcher # #DreamcatcherSCREAM #Dystopia_The_Tree_of_Language,” wrote @cutekimt.
“okay but it goes so hard i really got goosebumps, the chants in the 1st and 3rd chorus adds so much and their voices sound amazing.. i’m kind of blown away #Dystopia_The_Tree_of_Language #DreamcatcherSCREAM @hf_dreamcatcher,” wrote @neogroovee.
“#DreamcatcherSCREAM #Dystopia_The_Tree_of_Language SCREAM IS SO GOODDDD,” wrote @deviIysh.
Full track list for Dystopia: The Tree of Language
- Red Sun
- Black Or White
- Jazz Bar
- In The Frozen
- Full Moon
- [beyond the sky]
- Scream (Instrumental)
- Paradise (Special Track)