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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Newsletter: XG Unveils fifth single “WOKE UP”


HIP HOP / R&B girl group XG held their first world tour, "XG 1st WORLD TOUR 'The first HOWL’", captivating audiences at Osaka-Jo Hall with back-to-back sold out shows on May 18th and 19th. The performances showcased cover songs that are unique to the Japan shows, reimagined versions of their tracks, and songs from their "XG TAPE" rap content series alongside their "XG VOX" vocal content series, crafting an impressive 22-song setlist.

In a mesmerising display of talent and nostalgia, XGALX's chief producer, JAKOPS (Simon Junho Park), took center stage during the DJ segment. Against a backdrop of footage chronicling the 7-member girl group’s evolution from trainee days to the present, JAKOPS enchanted the audience with a blend of R&B classics and Japanese favourites. As the concert reached its crescendo, XG surprised fans with a double encore, unveiling their new single “WOKE UP” for the very first time. The concert, spanning about two exhilarating hours, was met with enthusiastic cheers from the crowd until the very end.

"XG 1st WORLD TOUR 'The first HOWL’" in Osaka

On May 21st, XG’s fifth single "WOKE UP" is officially made available in both CD BOX and digital formats. Limited edition vinyl reservations open on May 22nd at 12PM JST here. The track’s innovative fusion of 808 bass and distinct East Asian elements showcases XG’s rap prowess and unapologetic hip-hop identity. 

The official music video sees XG members transform into fierce wolves, challenging stereotypes as well as boundaries, and heralding a new era of their artistic transcendence. With its cinematic storyline and breathtaking visuals, the MV is mystical and awe-inspiring all at once. 

XG “WOKE UP” music video still

XG is set to make their mark at K Arena Yokohama with the continuation of their “XG 1st WORLD TOUR 'The first HOWL'” on May 25th and 26th. Following that there will be stops in multiple cities in Asia throughout July and August, with additional dates planned across Greater China, North America, Oceania, South America and Europe. Check the official tour information site here for more details.

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