Monsta X Update: Group Admits Lack Of Popularity In Korea, Promotes New Album, Song
Monsta X just recently made their triumphant return and released new music titled "Jealousy." As they are about to embark on another concert tour out of the country, the group admitted on Sports Chosun that they are not that famous in their motherland, Korea, on Monday, March 26.
It cannot be denied that the seven-member group, composed of Jooheon, Shownu, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Wonho, Minhyuk, and I.M., has built a strong fandom internationally. However, it is sad that Monsta X hasn't established a fan base in their country.
"The public not really knowing much about MONSTA X is the reality," Hyungwon said, via All Kpop. He admitted that Monsta X is aware of their lack of popularity in Korea. However, he positively believes that their time to shine will come if they continuously do promotions and show their "good side."
Kihyun also added that he thinks Monsta X is "climbing up step by step" since they have been introduced in 2015. Although he knows they still have to take a lot more steps to get to where they want, it actually helps them to motivate and improve themselves to be better.
Additionally, Wonho revealed that he is not wishing to be famous, but he wants Monsta X's fandom to grow. He explained that through this they will be allowed to show their best performances in front of many people in better environments.
Meanwhile, Monsta X also graced SBS LoveFM's Song Eun Yi and Kim Sook's Unni's Radio on Wednesday, March 28. The group introduced their listeners to their newly-released mini-album, titled The Connect, and their song "Jealousy," Soompi reported.
Jooheon, Shownu, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Wonho, Minhyuk, and I.M. described The Connect as the continuation of their worldview after the release of The Code. The mini-album has seven new tracks and this is something that they are proud to say that they worked hard for.
"Jealousy," on the other hand, was portrayed as a "mid-tempo hip-hop song" about the title itself. "I think the introduction is really good," Jooheon said. Wonho and Jooheon also wrote and composed the song "If Only" and "Special," but felt sad that they were not chosen as title tracks.
Monsta X is set to have a concert tour in Europe this summer.