HORI7ON talks about ‘setting sail’ with first album ‘Friend-SHIP’

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 8) — Members of all-Filipino global pop group HORI7ON continue to make history as they conquer the world of K-pop with the release of their first album “Friend-SHIP.”

Speaking to CNN Philippines’ New Day on Friday, HORI7ON’s vocalist Marcus said the group’s debut album is about their journey towards their goals.

“It’s just about our setting sail towards our dream, our goal, and basically the whole vibe of everything, especially with our title song SIX7EEN is just feeling youthful and just having fun, going crazy, doing whatever with our friends,” he explained.

HORI7ON, the first Filipino band to debut in South Korea, released their album in July. The group had its debut stage in the music show MCountdown on the same month.

Leader Vinci said the songs featured in the album include those they previously performed in the survival show “Dream Maker,” as well as solo tracks. Of the 21 songs in the album, there is one written in Filipino, and the members helped in writing the lyrics, he added.

“We…always remember our roots, so we still try to incorporate our language…into our songs,” Vinci said. “We just know that we are very blessed to be able to have this opportunity.”

After winning “Dream Maker” and months of training in Korea, the septet is now gearing up for a concert on Sept. 9 that will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

READ: HORI7ON returns home prepared for first concert in Manila

Vocalist Kyler and rapper Reyster said their fans, called Anchors, should watch out for their solo stages and other special performances.

For dancer Jeromy, another thing to look forward to is their dance performance, which will reflect their months of hard work.

Vinci said after the concert, they will be staying in the Philippines for a while to promote their album.