N.Flying released “Rooftop” back on January 2, their first as a quartet, and at the time the song did not chart in the top 1000 of Melon‘s daily chart. However it has recently started to surge to prominence, and as of this writing it has peaked at #31 on Melon, apparently indicating the group is having their own Crayon Pop/EXID moment.
The leader of N.Flying and writer of “Rooftop”, Lee Seung Hyub, recently took to Instagram with a message.
My heart felt full because many people gave the song a lot of love, but now that there is a response being shown on charts, I don’t know how to feel. On one hand, I feel very proud and happy as it feels like N.Flying can really grow as a band more and that my stories can receive even just a bit of recognition. To some, it might not seem like a big deal, but as hard as I have worked, I will take it as a sign to work harder. I will not be greedy and work harder one step at a time for our N.Fia (N.Flying’s fan club name) and our members. Thank you so much, N.Fia.
While we are inundated with so many surprises that are miserable in the news, it’s nice to be shocked by a story like this where a group is finding mainstream success seemingly at random thanks to a song going viral.
I can understand how this happened as there was more negativity than hype surrounding N.Flying’s comeback, and since it happened at the start of the year it was easy to overlook. Plus, while I thought “Rooftop” was above-average at first, it didn’t really latch on with me either until a re-listen.
So that’s great, though perhaps the best thing they’ve done recently is this K-pop mash-up medley.
From WANNA ONE‘s “Energetic” to iKON‘s “Love Scenario” to EXO‘s “Ko Ko Bop” to TVXQ‘s “Mirotic” to Big Bang‘s “Blue” to ASTRO‘s “Baby” to SHINee‘s “Tell Me What To Do” to BLACKPINK‘s “As If It’s Your Last” to TWICE‘s “Likey” to Pentagon‘s “Shine” to ZICO‘s “Artist” to SEVENTEEN‘s “Thanks“.
Really enjoyed it, as not only did it touch on so many bases, but due to them being a band it was also a new experience to listen to all of them with a different twist.