“HOME; RUN” by SEVENTEEN

As indicated by the title (“HOME; RUN”), this particular track was inspired by the game of baseball. Accordingly it is filled with a bunch of metaphors relating to the sport. But what these allegories actually point to are concepts that are philosophical in nature. And that is the band members encouraging listeners to “just be yourself” and to go all-out, i.e. aim to hit a “home run”, in achieving this goal. And being that lyrically this song is indeed based on the game, they also admonish the addressee to have fun throughout the process. 

So basically this is an inspirational, sort of self-discovery tune with an extra jolt of cheerful positivity.

“Home;Run” is featured on Seventeen’s 2020 album entitled “Semicolon”, which would likely explain why said character awkwardly appears in the song’s title.

Who are SEVENTEEN?

Popular South Korean boy band Seventeen was formed in 2015 by Pledis Entertainment. The band is made up of 13 members further grouped into three sub-units specializing in different functions namely the Hip Hop Unit, Performance Unit and Vocal Unit. The idol group is renowned for self-producing, writing, choreographing and managing other aspects of their band.

Before Seventeen was officially debuted in May 2015, they performed in live broadcasts of the online show Seventeen TV on UStream in 2013, and were broadcast in the reality show titled Seventeen Project: Big Debut Plan on MBC. The group released their debut EP titled 17 Carat three days after their official debut in May 2015. The EP became the only rookie album to reach Billboard’s 10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2015, and spent the longest time on US charts as a K-pop album that year. Members of the Hip Hop Unit are as follows:

  • S. Coups
  • Mingyu
  • Vernon
  • Wonwoo

The Vocal Unit is made up of the following:

  • Joshua
  • Woozi
  • DK
  • Jeonghan
  • Seungkwan

The Performance Unit, on the other includes: Jun, The8, Dino and Hoshi.

In September 2015, Seventeen’s second EP titled Boys Be was issued and eventually became the highest selling rookie album of the year. They received awards including the following:

  • Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards
  • Seoul Music Awards
  • Golden Disk Awards 

Also, they were listed on Billboard’s list of 21 Under 21 2015: Music’s Hottest Young Stars. 

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