On December 19th, 2017 the final episode of MNet’s show ‘Stray Kids’ aired, deciding the fate of nine JYP Entertainment trainees who began their journey on the series back in October with their music video for the song ‘Hellevator’. The program documented the trainees as they worked as a team to accomplish tasks set by JYP in the hopes of debuting together as a nine-member group. During the show, two of the members (Felix and Lee Min Ho) were eliminated, but in the series finale fans voted almost unanimously to bring the trainees back and allow Stray Kids to debut as the full group of nine.
Since then, the group has been busy. They recently released a performance video for a track titled ‘Grrr’, and the song sounds exactly like what one would expect from a title like that. The song comes from their pre-debut mini-album, ‘Mixtape’. ‘Mixtape contains songs that the group performed on the show, and the members themselves helped write all of the tracks on the album.
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안녕하세요 승민입니다! 드디어 저희 스트레이키즈!! 공식 인스타그램 오!픈! 소식을 들고 처음으로 찾아왔는데요, 오늘 하루 참 많은 것들이 이뤄지는 것 같아요ㅎㅎ 프리데뷔 앨범 ‘Mixtape’ 발매부터 시작해서! 네이버 V라이브 ‘행복행’까지!! 잘 보셨나요?? 마지막으로 공식 인스타그램이 열렸습니다ㅎㅎ 저희 멤버들이랑 사진 많이많이 찍어서 여러 소식 들고 앞으로 자주자주 찾아올게요!! 많이 응원해주시는 모든분들께 정말 감사드려요. 하루 마무리 잘 하시고 앞으로도 쭉 함께해주세요! #StrayKids #스트레이키즈 #MIXTAPE #찬이형 #우진이형 #민호형 #창빈이형 #현진이 #지성이 #필릭스 #나 #정인이 #999999999 #9아홉개 #헤헤
If that wasn’t enough to keep these boys busy, they also just opened an official Instagram account and have gained almost eighty-two thousand followers in just over one day (at the time this article was written). You can find them on Instagram here to see what they’re up to while they gear up for what is sure to be an impressive debut! Personally, I’m really loving the aggressive tone Stray Kids has set so far and I look forward to hearing a heavy hitting, in your face style official debut track from them in the near future!
Have you had a chance to check out Stray Kids yet? What do you think of ‘Mixtape’? Let us know your favorite track from the album in the comments below!