Thriller (EP)

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Thriller
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Cover of Thriller
EP by
ReleasedSeptember 9, 2013 (2013-09-09)
Recorded2013
Genre K-pop, dance-pop
Length21:23
Language Korean
Label Cube Entertainment
Universal Music Group
BTOB chronology
Press Play
(2012)
Thriller
(2013)
Beep Beep
(2014)
Singles from Thriller
  1. "When I Was Your Man"
    Released: August 28, 2013
  2. "Thriller"
    Released: September 4, 2013
Music videos
"스릴러 (Thriller)" on YouTube

Thriller is the third EP released by South Korean boy band, BTOB. It was released on September 9, 2013, consisting a total of 6 tracks with Thriller as title track and the promotional single of the album. [1] [2]

Contents

Background

On August 23, 2013, Cube Entertainment released concept pictures for "When I Was Your Man", a pre-release track from the album before the official release with a special music video for the song released a few days later. [3] [4] On September 4, 2013, BTOB uploaded the music video of Thriller on their official YouTube channel and on the same day they performed Thriller and When I Was Your Man on MBC's Show Champion prior to the release date of the EP. [5]

Composition

The EP features a total of 6 tracks with 5 tracks co-written by the members of BTOB themselves and the third track of the EP titled 왜이래 (Why) was composed and co-written by label mate Beast's Lee Gi-kwang. [6]

The EP opens with the first track When I Was Your Man, a classy and soft, laid back track. The song is about a man looking back at a past relationship, and reflecting how different he is now. The second track of the album, Thriller, a dynamic song with a story of a fallen knight coming back to life to finish their mission of saving their princess. It is a song that focuses on that rush they get as they rise from the grave. The third track Why is an R&B influenced track that tells the story of a man who has realized that his lover has no feelings left for him. The fourth track Catch Me is a song that is focused on the feelings one experiences that moment he falls in love. The fifth track Like a Crystal, is a song largely accompanied by an acoustic guitar and the last track Star is a ballad song that samples the bars of the famous nursery rhyme, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". [7]

Track list

※ Track inbold is the title track in the album. [6]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."내가 니 남자였을 때" (When I Was Your Man)Park Woo-sung, SoraPark Woo-sung,Park Woo-sung3:45
2."스릴러" (Thriller)Seo Jae-woo, Seo Yong-bae, Lee Minhyuk, Jung IlHoonSeo Jae-woo, Seo Yong-baeSeo Jae-woo, Seo Yong-bae3:27
3."왜이래" (Why) Lee Gi-kwang, Lim Hyunsik, Lee Minhyuk, Shin Peniel, Jung IlHoonLee Gi-kwang, Lim Hyunsik S. Tiger 3:38
4."Catch Me"Seo Jae-woo, Seo Yong-bae, Lee Minhyuk, Jung IlHoonSeo Jae-woo, Seo Yong-baeSeo Jae-woo, Seo Yong-bae, Lee Minhyuk, Jung IlHoon3:31
5."크리스탈같이" (Like a Crystal)Choi Yong-chan, Lee Minhyuk, Shin Peniel, Jung IlHoonChoi Yong-chanChoi Yong-chan3:09
6."별" (Star)Lim Hyunsik, Lee Minhyuk, Jung IlHoonLim HyunsikKim Tae-ho, Son Young-jin3:47
Total length:21:23

Chart performance

Album Charts

TitlePeak positions
KOR
Gaon
TWN
G-Music

[8]
TWN East Asian
[9]
"Thriller"3163
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Release history

CountryDateDistributing labelFormat
South Korea
September 9, 2013
Cube Entertainment
Universal Music [10]
CD, Digital download
Worldwide

Release date for worldwide may vary in different countries

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