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樂-STAR; Latest release by Stray Kids

樂-STAR; Latest release by Stray Kids

On Nov. 10, 2023,  South Korean boy group, Stray Kids, unleashed their eighth extended play, “Rock-Star,”stylized as  樂-STAR. Released under their labels, JYP Entertainment and Republic Records, the album came five months after the publication of their third album, “5-Star.” The compilation of songs was based on the Korean four-character idiom of sentiments huiroaerak, which features the emotions pleasure, anger, sorrow, and happiness. The album’s tracklist, with a duration of 25 minutes and 27 seconds, consists of eight tracks with “Lalalala” playing the role of lead single. 3Racha – an in-house production team of Stray Kids members Bangchan, Changbin, and Han –, worked and produced all songs on the album, with member Hyunjin co-writing the fifth piece, “Cover Me”. Further contributors include Versachoi, Cubeatz, Willie Weeks, Millionboy, Nikko Young, and Jun2.  When it was released, “Rock-Star” conquered national charts in South Korea, Austria, Hungary, Japan, Poland, and the United States. The EP was detailed as a powerful album, charging strength and energy to the band’s spirit, showcasing the rock star aspect and freedom lying within the group.

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Olivia Shin, Contributor
Olivia Shin was born on January 19, 2011, the very same day when the first IBM PC virus was released into the world. Olivia originates from Montréal, Canada, and was raised there until she moved to the United States with her family at the age of 11. Now, she currently dwells in Orange County, America, with her parents, and her younger brother. Both of her parents came into existence in South Korea. This student’s MBTI i is ISTJ, meaning she tends to be logical, quiet, grounded, organized, and productive. Her main escape from reality is to listen to music while reading a good mystery novel. Her favorite music artists are Stray Kids, Xdinary Heroes, Day6, and Tomorrow x Together. Additional hobbies she enjoys chasing her boredom away with include playing the violin, reading, playing Animal Crossing, and absent-mindedly doodling. The season she fancies the most is winter. Olivia’s present dream career she has thought of are being a librarian, graphic designer, or photographer. “ There are times when I feel discouraged by the unappealing gaze, then, what’s the problem, just ignore it and move on '' is a saying she lives by, which is a line from one of her favorite songs, called Sunshine by Stray Kids. 

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