This song from B2ST is also a good recommendation for you to add on your playlist. Midnight has another title, The Night I Count the Stars, and it was released digitally in South Korea on July 15, 2012, and included as one of the track of their fifth mini-album, titled “Midnight Sun”. This song also has a Japanese version that was released on October 17, 2012.
Although this song doesn’t have any official music video, CUBE Entertainment, as B2ST’s agency, released a theme music video that has a duration in 1:60 minutes along with the release of their song. The theme music video was filmed in New York City, and were also used as the scenes for B2ST’s other lead single from “Midnight Sun”.
On October 20, 2014, B2ST released their seventh EP, which was titled “Time”, and had six songs in total, including their lead track, 12:30. The EP is a special one, to commemorate their five-year anniversary as a group, and the album sold 69.004 copies until December 2014, which made them win the Record of the Year at the 2015 Seoul Music Awards.
During this era, B2ST had a concert in August 2015, and they announced they were releasing the album which has 12:30 as the title track, but has a different concept, with ballad songs. The song was full of emotions and meaningful lyrics about the couple who just had a break-up. 12:30 is a masterpiece and every member of the group was involved in its creation, whether writing lyrics, arranging, or composing.
The song Ribbon was another B2ST’s song that had a strong and meaningful lyrics. The song was added as one of the tracks from their studio album titled “Highlight”, that was released on July 4, 2016. The album had 12 songs in total, and Ribbon was the title track.
During this era, one of their member, Hyun-seung, decided to leave the group. This studio album was also the last one that was released under CUBE Entertainment. The album, as a whole, reached number one on the Gaon Weekly album chart. The meaning of the song was about the unhappiness of an ending relationship.
B2ST released their sixth EP on June 16, 2014, with their comeback song, Good Luck. In this album, there were seven songs, and a new music video for Good Luck was released at the same time. The song his energetic and melancholy at the same time, since it was meant to be an ambiguous, brokenhearted song.
During an interview, B2ST also promised their fans to make a comeback with a different concept and unique choreography for Good Luck, which was more difficult than ever. In this song, Gi-kwang wrote the lyrics for this and some of the other songs that were included in this EP.
This song, which was released on July 22, 2012, was the lead track from B2ST’s fifth EP, titled “Midnight Sun”. This comeback was really anticipated by all of their fans, as the announcement about the comeback had been hinted at since May 16, 2012, by CUBE Entertainment’s CEO, Hong Seong-sung, who revealed that the greatest comeback from B2ST will be held soon.
On July 3, 2012, B2ST filmed their music video in New York City for a week, and it was the group’s first music video to be filmed outside South Korea. The teaser pictures for each of the members were also posted, between July 13-18, 2012. The EP’s tracklist was posted on July 20, and two days later the EP and music video were officially released.
B2ST released their second studio album, titled “Hard to Love, How to Love” on July 19, 2013, with Shadow as the title track. All of the songs from this album were produced by Yong Jun-hyung and Kim Tae-joo. A week before the album’s release, CUBE Entertainment revealed that the title track was Shadow, along with the solo teaser pictures from the members and the track listing in this album, which was eight songs.
In this album, the song was added separately from the digital singles that were previously released, such as Will You Be Okay? and I’m Sorry, which already reached the highest rank on the Gaon Digital Chart and Billboard K-Pop Hot 100. Shadow also has 2 versions; Korean and a Japanese version that was released on different CDs and DVDs.
During their rookie era, this song was also one of the popular songs from B2ST, that was included as a track on their debut mini-album, “Beast Is The B2ST”. The song was released on October 14, 2009, and written by Shin sa-dong Tiger & Lee Sang-ho. Although the song was released in 2009, B2ST promoted their second single, Mystery, in live performances on music shows in early 2010.
The mini-album included five songs and has sold 40.000 copies, a record from a rookie group, who usually only sell about 20.000 copies in the first month. The music video for Mystery was released on February 14, 2012, and the group premiered the music video during their ‘Beautiful Show’ world tour concert in Seoul.
On July 27, 2015, B2ST released their eighth EP, which was distributed by Universal Music Group and has six songs. YeY was their comeback song for this album. In this era, it was their last promotion and comeback with Hyun-seung, who decided to leave the group after the promotion was ended.
The song is another dance-pop and R&B song from B2ST, and the album had sold 87.524 copies by the end of December 2015, according to the Gaon Chart. Beside representing K-pop through this song, B2ST also added EDM instruments along with the concept of their music video, which was seen as a party in a club and dancing all night long.