Meet the 2nd Generation K-pop Group HALO!
HALO (헤일로) is a 2nd generation K-Pop boy group that debuted under the label High Star Entertainment on June 26th, 2014, with the release of their first single “Fever.” The name HALO is a short term for Hexagon of Absolute Light and the Organization. The group debuted with six members: Ooon, Dino, In-haeng, Jae-yong, Hee-cheon, and Yoon-dong. The group made their stage debut in the weekly music program MBC’s Show! Music Core on June 28th, 2015.
Now, are you curious to find out more about this group? If so, scroll down this article below to find out all the details that you need to know!
Group name: HALO (헤일로)
Label: High Star Entertainment (Korea), Pony Canyon (Japan)
Years active: 2014—present (inactive)
Genre(s): Pop, dance
Debut date: June 28th, 2014
Debut song: “Fever”
Active members: Dino, In-haeng, Jae-yong
Inactive members: Ooon, Hee-cheon, Yoon-dong
Fanclub: HaVe/HALOVE (헤브)
Official colors: Pantone 628 C, Pantone 2717 C, Pantone 19-4057 TCX True Blue
HALO Music Videos
Boy group HALO is known for its sleek choreography and music that doesn’t require a very complicated concept or grande custom. The group has been constant in showcasing the dance aspect in their music videos to accompany their catchy and easy songs.
Starting from the group’s debut track MV, “Fever,” which was released some quite time ago (in 2014). It is understandable that the group doesn’t seem to put too many complicated storylines or animation effects given how, at that time, K-pop was not as big as it is now. Although it seems like the MV doesn’t put much production value than the general standard required, the group still managed to hook you with their easy dance in front of the minimal background and occasional zoom-up faces on the members.
HALO released the MV for their dance-pop track, “Here I Am,” on July 5th, 2017. This song is the title track of their third mini-album and was produced by Shin Hyuk, the person behind EXO’s “Growl.” So, it is no wonder that you can feel a little bit of the signature groove of EXO’s “Growl.” Though it is coming from the same producer, the song also stood out differently as it is a contemporary pop urban song featuring a soft yet powerful sound from HALO’s own signature vocals.
The MV and the song aren’t very different from HALO’s previous tracks though, as it still has the same appeal of electric dance-pop beat and music. The MV also has the same feeling with its simplicity as the members dance to the song with harmonious costumes and synchronized steps. Perhaps this may sound funny, but the background of HALO’s “Here I Am” MV a little bit reminds us of the Mnet’s Produce 101 signature pink logo and even to some extent, also reminds us of Wanna One’s style. But this still remains as one of our favorite MVs from them.
Now, it is kinda sad that the MV above is the last piece of music released by HALO and released in Korea as a group. HALO released a single and a music video titled “OMG” on May 1st, 2018, through the Interpark Music YouTube channel.
Apparently, aside from being their last comeback, the group was also not in a complete formation when they were promoting this song. Although in the music video, we can see the performances of the six HALO members, it was reported that the member Jae-yong was not participating during the promotional activities due to conflicting individual schedules.
Like their previous releases, the MV still offers the same style that was becoming HALO’s signature style. The song is a funky track with addictive instrumental music. The song has a peculiar disco-pop vibe with enough groove and electric guitar that has become HALO’s recognizable style.
In the music video, the HALO members perform their choreography, wearing suits on the roof of a building with a beautiful city view. Although the MV took place in only one scene and view, you will not be bored by the MV as their energetic vibes and groove could still be felt throughout the entire MV. With their funky disco music and sleek choreography, the HALO members will definitely make you want to dance with them to the song “OMG.” Oh yes, you will want to dance with them.
Aside from the tracks and videos above, there are also other HALO MVs that have become our favorites. You can listen and watch them for their musical value, such as “Surprise” (2015), “Jasmine” (2017), and “Liar” (2018).
So, what are you waiting for? Go search their MVs on YouTube and be ready to be smitten by their charms!