May 29, 2024

For the first time in the history of THE FIRST TAKE, Tokyo and Seoul join forces to present an online one-take performance to the world! 

Watch The Stray Kids Performance

“THE FIRST TAKE”, an original series from THE FIRST TAKE YouTube channel dedicated to filming performances by musicians and singers in a single take, will make a special comeback to present a performance by the popular K-POP group, Stray Kids on the 43rd episode. Tune in for a breath-taking one-take performance of “SLUMP” (Japanese Version).

Stray Kids, who made their Japanese debut this year, filmed and recorded this episode remotely in Korea, a very first for “THE FIRST TAKE.” The song performed by Stray Kids, “SLUMP – Japanese ver. – ,” is the ending theme to the animated television series Kami No Tou – Tower Of God. The group has expressed themselves in the song by touching upon the theme of trials and tribulations, which were drawn from Han’s personal experiences.  

Stray Kids have been making huge strides worldwide since their debut in 2018; with their debut album, I am NOT skyrocketing to #1 on the iTunes Album Chart in 10 areas around the world [US, Mexico, Peru, Finland, Russia, Singapore, Argentina, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Thailand]. Their first worldwide tour, with 13 dates total, sold out completely and took place only 1 year after the band’s debut. Their impact continues to be highlighted and raved about throughout the U.S, by publications such as MTV News, Forbes, Billboard, Allure, and Refinery29 who stated: “…they write and compose straight from their own experiences, painting a vivid picture of the feelings that young people share all over the world.”

A Word From Bang Chan of Stray Kids:

“We’re very honored to have been selected to perform on the comeback special. 

I was initially a little nervous when I heard we were to be filmed singing live in one take from start to finish but I really started to enjoy myself as I got into the song.   I feel as though this new experience has helped us take another positive step forward.

It’s also made us want to work harder than ever at our art and we hope to show our strengths to a great number of people in the future to come. We hope our live performance video on THE FIRST TAKE will give people encouragement and the motivation to uplift themselves.”


More About Stray Kids: 

Stray Kids are a boy band formed by JYP Entertainment (home to 2PM and TWICE) through the survival reality program “Stray Kids” in 2017.  The “Stray” in Stray Kids reflects their desire to shatter and break free from old traditions and formats. Issuing their debut EP I am Not in March 2018, all songs were written and produced by the group, their impressive talent quickly attracted much attention. They coveted award after award in the best new artist category, winning an impressive total of 11 new artist awards in 2019. In 2019, the group embarked on a world tour entitled “UNVEIL TOUR ‘I am…’” covering Asia, Oceania, the US, and Europe. Their shows sold out in many territories, proving to be a huge success around the globe. Their first headline show in Japan, “UNVEIL TOUR ‘I am…’ in JAPAN” was quickly arranged and they played at the Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall in September 2019.  Demand for tickets was high and sold out immediately, proving to be a huge success as was “Stray Kids Japan Showcase 2019 ‘Hi-STAY,’ their showcase in Japan held at the Yoyogi National Stadium First Gymnasium in December of 2019. The group made their Japanese debut on March 18, 2020, with the best of album, SKZ2020.

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THE FIRST TAKE is a YouTube channel dedicated to filming performances by musicians and singers in a single take. This channel is brought to you in an incredible high-quality resolution compatible for 4k.  Launched last year, the channel has over 1.17 million subscribers (as of June 12th) and boasts over 200 million cumulative views.  Uploaded videos have frequently made an impact on social media.

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