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Monsta X Releases "REASON"

By Chloe Chang

Photo by Starship Entertainment

Calling all MONBEBE!

Korean pop boy group Monsta X is back with their twelfth mini-album Reason. The group released the mini-album on January 9th (KST) along with their new title track "Beautiful Liar."

A music video for "Beautiful Liar" accompanied the mini-album, showcasing members Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney, and I.M. along with elaborate visuals involving fire, horses, and chains. The group displayed their sleek fashion as they powerfully danced along to lyrics such as, "At the end of our red story like blood, I can't escape you I love your lie." The "Beautiful Liar" music video reached 7 million views within just 24 hours of its release!

Many Monsta X members contributed their own lyrics to the songs on Reason. Hyungwon, Joohoney, and I.M. are all credited as writers on "Beautiful Liar" and "Lone Ranger", while Joohoney and I.M. are credited on "춤사위 (Crescendo)", "Deny", and "괜찮아 (It's Alright)." Joohoney and I.M. also composed and arranged some tracks on the mini-album. Joohoney is listed as a composer and arranger for "춤사위 (Crescendo)" and "괜찮아 (It's Alright)", and I.M. is a composer and arranger for "Deny."

Beating the "seven year curse", Monsta X members Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, and Joohoney renewed their contracts with Starship Entertainment in August of 2022. Though member I.M. chose to sign with Sony Music Korea, he will still promote in group activities with Monsta X.

The six tracks on Reason all have different styles: "Beautiful Liar" has rock elements such as an electric guitar in the instrumentals, while "Crescendo" has head-bopping rap. My personal favorite is "괜찮아 (It's Alright)", with its joyful melody and sweet message, "It's alright, I'm gonna make it back to you... We'll be the greatest when we're together. It doesn't matter, we make it better," but you won't regret listening to any tracks on this mini-album!

Check out Monsta X's twelfth mini-album Reason now on all your favorite streaming platforms!


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