‘Apocalypse: Save Us,’ the septet’s sophomore studio album, has arrived.
Dreamcatcher, a K-pop girl group, has released their second studio album, ‘Apocalypse: Save Us,’ along with a stunning music video for the album’s title tune, ‘Maison.’
The new video depicts the girl quintet in two different worlds. The members of the female group roam across a post-apocalyptic wasteland surrounded by collapsed buildings and rubble in the first. Dreamcatcher appears in another realm, in a lovely garden with towering columns.
“Please someone fight for us,” they plead on the chorus, “Save my home in the jungle / Save my home in the polar / defend my maison / Please someone fight for us.” The garden effort is shown to have met the same fate as the Earth underneath them as the video progresses.
‘Apocalypse: Save Me’ contains 14 new songs, half of which are individual songs performed by each band member. Each solo tune is co-written by the members individually, which is noteworthy. SuA, a dancer and vocalist for Dreamcatcher, mentioned her goal to release an album on which all seven members of the band can contribute in a 2021 interview with NME.
Member Handong was absent from Dreamcatcher’s most recent full-length album, 2020’s ‘Dystopia: The Tree of Language,’ due to her participation in the Chinese idol producing show Youth With You. This is their first full-length project as a group, with ‘Apocalypse: Save Me.’
The new studio album arrives nine months after Dreamcatcher’s special release ‘Summer Holiday.’ NME’s Angela Patricia Suacillo complimented the mini-“varied, album’s unorthodox combination of tracks and genres” and for demonstrating that “there’s more than enough room for grittier, hard-hitting music in K-pop during the generally upbeat summer season” in a four-star review.