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“RIIZE carve out a refreshing, distinct sound for themselves” – NME
“‘Get A Guitar’ is a crisp slice of pop bedlam, packed with energy and excitement. Incredibly infectious, it lives up to the RIIZE masterplan.” – Clash
“…refreshing, pop-centric presence to the scene with breezy instrumentals, dance-inducing production, and sweet, energetic vocals.” – Ones To Watch
[Los Angeles, CA – November 9, 2023] Today, the next generation global rookie group RIIZE makes their English-language debut with “Get A Guitar (English Version),” out now via SM Entertainment/RCA Records – listen HERE and watch the lyric video HERE.
On the single, RIIZE says, “’Get A Guitar’ is truly a special song to the members as it is a song that contains our unique team color and the process of us gaining musical inspiration.” They added, “As the Korean version has been receiving a lot of love since the release, we hope that fans all over the world like the English version as well.”
The groovy earworm track expresses the love and excitement of playing music with someone else, and the feelings of joy and freedom that transcend in all music experiences. The single comes after their recently released “Talk Saxy,” a funky dance single that showcases their range, the original release of “Get A Guitar,” and its b-side track “Memories,” a melodic composition about fresh memories and beginnings. With these releases, the group has introduced their distinctive ‘emotional pop’ sound, which expresses various feelings through their songs, aiming to evoke empathy from audiences everywhere.
RIIZE – made up of SHOTARO, EUNSEOK, SUNGCHAN, WONBIN, SEUNGHAN, SOHEE, and ANTON – is already taking the industry by storm with the release of their debut single “Get A Guitar,” they announced their singing with US label RCA Records and became a ‘million-seller’ in the first week of debut.
They’ve hit #1 on iTunes Top Songs Chart in 7 regions and ranked within Top 10 in 20 regions worldwide. The group have also been spotlighted on global media such as Billboard, GRAMMYs, Rolling Stone, Variety, NME, Clash and more, with media showcasing RIIZE excitement and success so far. In just over 2 months, the group’s official YouTube channel hit 100 million cumulative views on November 6th – not including their official music videos. Focusing on authenticity and relatability, RIIZE forges a deep connection with their ever-growing fanbase by sharing their down-to-earth personalities and humble moments at the start of their new journey.
The group name RIIZE combines two words – “rise,” symbolizing growth, and “realize” representing achievements – which together encapsulate the idea of a team that grows as one while achieving their dreams. The seven exceptional members all possess both talent and visual appeal. With each member bringing their own unique characteristics and strengths, they embark on a real-time odyssey as one team to make new history in the K-Pop industry.
RIIZE is SM Entertainment’s newest rookie group, launching approximately three years after the future-forward girl group aespa, and over seven years since the boundary-pushing boy group NCT, who have both achieved global success.
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