NCT 127 revised the track listing and timeline poster following the news of their fourth repackaged album release, Ay-Yo, on January 30th. The album, 2 Baddies, which will contain three new songs in addition to the twelve songs from the normal album, has finally been announced. Along with the title track, Ay-Yo, the repackaged album would feature two additional tracks, DJ and Skyscraper.
In addition to the track listing, they’ve posted a tentative schedule of activities leading up to the album’s January 30 release date. The following is the schedule:
For us – January 6 to January 8
Teaser Image #1 – January 9 to January 12
Teaser Image #2 – January 16 to January 19
Track video – January 26
Teaser Image #3 – January 28
Music Video Teaser – January 29
Ay-Yo album release – January 30
With planned releases to look forward to, as well as tracklist image indications related to the forthcoming album, fans couldn’t contain their excitement. Naturally, Twitter was flooded with thoughts, speculations and reactions to the tracklist, timeline and anticipated album.
NCTzens are taking to Twitter to share their thoughts and reactions to NCT 127’s fourth repackaged album, Ay-Yo.
As the release date of the highly anticipated repackaged album approaches, fans’ anticipation and excitement mount. With the release of the album’s first concrete material, including the tracklist and timeline, fans have set to work, looking for hints and clues pertaining to Ay’s idea. The first reveal, To Us, has sparked the greatest interest among fans due to its lack of clarity. NCTzens (NCT’s fanbase) have connected the dots and believe that To Us is related to their earlier To You release.
ballin big time and i say ayyo? tease punch? pic.twitter.com/H7Zr9siwtk
— #FREEJOY 🔪 (@96_aegi) January 5, 2023
— heebs ⚡️ AY-YO (@moonhbss) January 5, 2023
To You was a concept where each NCT member went down to record a message for another member at the start of their new album, Punch. The video was an emotional rollercoaster for both members and viewers as each of them spoke out about their feelings for each other and expressed their support for the upcoming album projects. Fans expect more moving material in the next To Us, which they believe will be of a similar nature. Additionally, the photos displaying the track listing image have got fans talking as they continue to speculate on the subject matter, genre and idea the repackaged album would use. Fans believe the album will have a cool summer feel with a beachy and refreshing theme based on the group photo associated with the track listing.
Additionally, as is customary with album releases, NCT 127 has modified its Instagram and Twitter profile images to reflect the album’s design, and fans are absolutely loving the idea. While there are signs Ay-Yo is on-brand for NCT 127, fans may also discover an experimental edge, which only adds to their excitement. With Ay-Yo promotions just hours away, fans are looking forward to an exciting month of banter and content releases, culminating in the release of the highly anticipated album.