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NCT U stuns in powerful comeback for NCT 2021 ‘Universe’ era

Yo, you’re my universe!

Four days before the release of the NCT 2021 “Universe” album, SM Entertainment dropped the music video for the album’s title track, “Universe (Let’s Play Ball)” on December 10, 2021 at 6 P.M. KST. This is the group’s first release for their 2021 full group comeback, following with “Beautiful” later on.

The NCT U lineup for “Universe (Let’s Play Ball)” includes Doyoung, Jungwoo, Mark, Xiaojun, Haechan, Jeno, Yangyang, Jaemin, and Shotaro. This lineup will be seen promoting the album and the NCT 2021 group comeback on South Korean music shows, and will be performing in upcoming awards shows and festivals such as the 2021 MAMA, KBS Gayo Daechukjae 2021, and SBS Gayo Daejeon 2021. 

In a description of the song, “Universe (Let’s Play Ball)” is a powerful hip-hop dance song with the rap lyrics written by Mark. The music video for “Universe (Let’s Play Ball)” sees the NCT members playing baseball and dancing to the song’s choreography dressed in streetwear, switching to them decked in an embellished black and white ensemble against a backdrop of a faded world map. 

NCTzens were right in their feels as they finally got to listen to the newest album’s title track, most of them complimenting the production and visuals of the members. They all took to social media to share all their sentiments about the song. 


This release also marks Shotaro’s first performance since NCT 2020 “Resonance” era—yes, making NCTzens proud of his employment era. 

Anyways NCTzens, it’s been a rough few days. How are we still not in shambles after everything’s that happened? Stream “Universe (Let’s Play Ball)” here.


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