Tomorrow X Together have cracked the mathematical equation of love in their latest title track, "0X1=Lovesong." The gritty, emotionally vulnerable pop-rock hybrid track is part of the group's latest album, The Chaos Chapter: Freeze, which was released May 31. If you haven't listened yet, then you're in for a treat.
The Chaos Chapter: Freeze is TXT's first album in a brand-new series following their original Dream Chapter trilogy. Speaking at a press conference in Seoul on May 31, the group's leader, Soobin, shared that The Chaos Chapter will have a darker, more vulnerable concept than TXT has ever dabbled in before. "Through The Dream Chapter, we tried to show the story of a boy who is meeting you," he explained. "Now, here in The Chaos Chapter, this is the story of a boy whose world is under assault and needs you, his salvation, to cure the wounds that this boy is experiencing."
And like the group's concept, there is a deeper meaning to the album's mathematical title track. Huening Kai calls the song a "self-confirmation" of a person's feelings for someone special in their life. "[The story centers on] a boy who is confused and then a girl appears in front of him," he said. "It's a very uncertain world, but the boy believes in one thing, and that is his love for this girl."
TXT perfectly executes the song's message of an all-encompassing love story in the darkest of times. There's a raw, soul-crushing feeling to each of the members' vocals as they growl through the song's powerful chorus and drag you headfirst through all of the pain, pining, and heartache that comes with young love. It's bold, honest, and incredibly catchy, too — the kind of song that is perfect for sitting in your car and screaming along to after a particularly bad day.
But don't just take my word for it. When TXT heard "0X1=Lovesong" in their practice room, Soobin described it as a "wow moment" that left the entire group moved by the song and its message. They knew it was something truly special. "When I heard this title track, it stirred up a lot of emotions," Beomgyu added. "The lyrics were very good, but even when I don't listen to the lyrics, the song itself had a strong ambience — something that really tugs on your heartstrings. There's a part of the song that says, 'Say you love me.' When I first heard that, it really gave me those similar emotions."
One listen to "0X1=Lovesong" and you'll be feeling those very same emotions too.
This week also saw the release of B.I's "Waterfall," Monsta X's "Gambler," Mamamoo's "Where Are We Now," and NCT 127 and Amoeba Culture's "Save," so be sure to check those out as well!