NCT’s Taeyong and EXO’s Baekhyun collaborate on new song
NCT leader Taeyong and EXO member Baekhyun released a brand new collaboration, “Monroe”.
The jazz-inspired pop song pays homage to and honors late pop culture icon Marilyn Monroe. On the runway, the duo compare their partner’s love and beauty to the Hollywood star, while also making references to luxury brands like Tiffany & Co. and Burberry.
“Yeah, give it to me, give me the sign / Oughta be your cigarettes / So give me yours, give me your time / I only have time and time so / You’re a diamond in Tiffany gold or a rose in white gold / You are my Marilyn Monroe», Chante Taeyong, as translated by Genie.
Taeyong posted “ Monroe ” to his SoundCloud account, which he opened in March with the release of a self-composed song called “ Dark Cloud. ” The singer also wrote the lyrics for “Monroe,” which he co-composed with producer SQUAR. The latter had previously directed “Interlude: Neo Zone” by NCT 127 and a remix of “90s Love” by NCT U.
Meanwhile, Baekhyun released their third solo mini album “Bambi” in late March. The six-track project featured the previously released song ‘Amusement Park’ and was filed alongside a video for the title song ‘Bambi’. It also included a contribution from R&B singer Clode on “Love Scene”.
In a glowing four-star review, NMERhian Daly of ‘Bambi’ called ‘Bambi’ a “sweet and sensual R&B that vividly explores all sides of love”. She added that the writing on the mini album was “so vivid that even without Baekhyun’s colorful voice, every song paints vivid images.”