After a three-month hiatus, P-Pop group 1ST.ONE is back. Their latest single, SHOUT OUT, is here alongside a music video that takes you back into history. Dancing on a battlefield while dressed in Combat Wear to represent valiant soldiers. The dance track is more than simply a catchy banger; it also has a more profound significance.
According to FIRST ONE ENTERTAINMENT, the song SHOUT OUT is an appropriate homage to the Filipino soldiers who fought alongside Korean soldiers during the Korean War. (1950-1953).
"Not everyone is aware, but for a brief historical background, in 1950, about 7,500 combat troops known as the Philippines expeditionary forces to Korea or PEFTOK (The4th most significant force under the United Nations command) were sent to defend South Korea from a communist invasion by North Korea.” -First One Management
Ace, the leader of 1ST.ONE said this when asked about the inspiration behind the Tagalog Lyrics of the track:
“I wrote the lyrics wanting to thank and pay a great tribute to our soldiers. I wrote the songs thinking of how our great soldiers would have felt in the heat of battle. They would have thought or how they would have felt not knowing if they would still get to see their loved ones after the war.
I wanted to write the hopes and dreams of those soldiers who never got their voices, or I think we owe a great deal of gratitude to our soldiers from past and until now. Because without them, we might not be living the lives we have now.”
The music video has now hit over the 1 million views mark only a few days after it has been released. You can now stream SHOUT OUT here.
1ST.ONE is starting 2022 off with a new comeback, and it's looking like they are coming in hot! The group dropped their movie-like comeback trailer for SHOUT OUT right before the new year and has fans excited to see where this action-packed, real-life, history-driven trailer is going to take us.
The group also released a video titled "Legacy" The History Trailer right before dropping their official comeback trailer. The video talks about the history of the Philippines and the Korean war and gives us insight prepping us for the connection to this new era of 1stOne.
A History Lesson from 1ST.ONE:
1950-1953 - Marked the period where initially over 1000 Filipino soldiers were sent to the Korean War in order to help the South Korean forces in battle. (Total of 7,420 soldiers until 1955)
1951 - Then, marked one of the most memorable battles in the Korean war. The Battle of Yultong, wherein 900 Filipino Soldiers braved and helped the south Korean forces defend against 40,000 opposing troops.
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