It’s official. P-Pop breakthrough icons, SB19 continues its streak as it pushes the envelope of pop music with the release of their debut full-length album, Get in the Zone, out today on all digital platforms worldwide, under the iconic Sony Music.
Melding numerous musical influences with top-tier production and global appeal, the nine-track anticipated release features six original compositions, an electronic remix, and two instrumental songs.
Get in the Zone maps the group’s collective creative and personal journey, as evidenced in the pervading theme of the record. “It hasn’t been long since we released our debut single ‘Tilaluha,’ but prior to that, we have been training for years already,” says Sejun.
“We wanted to incorporate all the things that we have experienced during trainee days into this album by putting all the emotions that we went through into our music. It was an emotional roller-coaster, but we pulled through and we hope that we get to inspire people with our story.”
Interestingly, SB19’s first album kicks off with the two-punch knockout of “Alab” and “Go Up”—both chart-topping singles that bask in electronic grooves, pulsating hip-hop rhythms, and technicolored beats, that ultimately built the fandom that the five-man team. The tracks not only exude otherworldly charisma, but more importantly banners SB19’s potent marketability as a phenomenal pop group capable of defying trends and blazing the trail a new movement in the international music arena.
SB19 then takes listeners to a somber turn with “Tilaluha,” a stripped-down ballad that tackles one’s remorse over reciprocated romance–a refreshing misnomer in a record filled with upbeat anthems and shiny tunes, and one that heavily banks on the group’s vocal power.
The winsome streak continues with the R&B-infused “Love Goes,” a song that talks about one’s suffering over a lost loved one, and its sequel, “Hanggang Sa Huli,” which tells the story of healing and refuge in a time of pain and uncertainty. The sonically adventurous album also includes “Wag Mong Ikunot Ang Iyong Noo,” a Filipino adaptation of the Korean ‘90s smash “Sarangeun Ya YaYa,” along with an EDM remix and two bonus tracks.
Sejun shares that what sets Get in the Zone apart from other contemporary releases is the collaborative synergy between K-pop producers and Filipino talents and the marriage of these two rich musical heritage resulting into an exciting and compelling final product.
“It’s a great thing to get all the good traits from Korean and Philippine music/culture, and put them together into one. If you’ll dive deep into it, you’ll find a whole new sound rich in both cultures.”
As for the group’s creative process, SB19 members Justin, Sejun, Josh, Ken, and Stell are very hands on when it comes to writing songs and creating melodies. Justin shares, “In this album, we didn’t collaborate with any other artist. We also wrote the lyrics for all the songs ourselves, but we’ve worked with Korean Producers who have also worked with famous artists in Korea already. It was a different experience for each producer since they have different styles, but overall, everything was fun and exciting.”
The multi-awarded band dedicates their new album, Get in the Zone to every single one of their A’TIN fans who have relentlessly supported their music through thick and thin.
“All our achievements to date would not have been possible without you,” says Josh. “So in return we will work harder and continue to uplift you with more music and content so that we can give back the love we’ve received from you.”
Just last , the band copped multiple awards including the Best New Artist, Best Artist, and Best Song recognition for their iconic hit, “Go Up” at the recent MYX Awards 2020.
Check out SB19’s Get in the Zone here.