NCT 127 got no time to rest ahead of their repackaged third album Favorite's release date.
The SM Entertainment boy group flaunted their dark and sexy image to mark the arrival of their third repackaged album this week. The official video features NCT 127 members who seemingly dreamed they became vampires with those prominent fangs.
Instead of going crazy because of fear, fans went thirsty over the members' visuals as they bathed themselves in a bathtub filled with blood.
Before adorning Favorite with a four-minute music video, the group already made an impressive record on the number of pre-orders for the album.
NCT 127's Favorite Breaks STICKER's Record
On Monday, SM Entertainment confirmed that the pre-orders for NCT 127's album reached 1 million copies as of Sunday.
The Korea JoongAng Daily detailed that the 1,063,806 stock pre-orders marked another milestone for the group after surpassing 1 million stock pre-orders for their full-length album, STICKER. The same masterpiece earned them the tile double million-seller.
The stock pre-orders refer to the amount of album stock before the album's release date. SM Entertainment then estimates the total demand based on how many albums fans pre-order every time.
Every penny is worth it as the repacked album has a total of 14 songs. NCT 127 includes three new love songs to the album – its title track Favorite (Vampire), Love On The Floor, and Pilot.
NCT 127 broadcasted NCT 127 FAVORITE Countdown Live on its official YouTube Channel on Monday one hour before uploading the official music video.
NCT 127 Ends Hiatus With Favorite
Before entering the music scene again, the nine members of NCT 127 all spoke to AV Club and talked about their one year and a half of hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Johnny, all members were all charged up and dived straight into the album.
"We really went into the album with a lot of energy, and I feel like the album also took a very long time, so the quality of the album was very good and high. I feel like because we did have a year to make the album, everything was really well-rounded," he said.
Between those months, the K-pop group was sidelined on several shows, including Knowing Bros, Weekly Idol, and MMTG.
After a long wait, NCT 127 immediately tasted the fruit of their hard work, and they would surely bring home more awards from music shows with their comeback.