“Punch” by NCT 127
As the title implies (“Punch”), this is a fight song. More to the point it is about persevering through a battle. The first verse reads as if the singer is literally in a fist fight. But as the song progresses, the lyrics come off more like he is referring to this general struggle we call life – or more specifically achieving a dream when the odds are against you. Also in certain sections, such as arguably the second verse, the singer may be addressing a romantic interest.
But what all of these possibly-different scenarios boil down to is the narrator being overtaken with the passion to fight, in some instances alongside his compatriots. And again, this may or may not be a literal, physical fight. But at the end of the day what he wants to let be known is that, due to being imbued with the spirit of achieving his goal, he is not going to be dissuaded from seeing this struggle through to the end.
“We fight together
The boy band released “Punch” on May 19th, 2020. Prior to it’s official release, NCT performed it to their fans live online on May 16th, 2020. “Punch” can be found on NCT’s 2020 album which goes by the title “NCT 127 Neo Zone: The Final Round”. It is actually the album’s lead single.
Writing Credits for “Punch”
The writers officially credited with composing this song are as follows:
- Ryan Jhun
- Dwayne Abearnathy
In addition to composing “Punch”, all writers (with the exception of Kenzie) also receive production credits.