Pentagon have been hyping up fans in anticipation of their next mini-album “Thumbs Up” with a series of quirky trailers and teasers. Following an animated audio teaser featuring a strutting, sunglasses-clad frog whistling along to a cheerful melody, the group is back to a traditional music video teaser. The eight boys are seen to be dancing and playing around at night next a giant statue of a frog, an empty lot, empty roads and streets. They seem relaxed in their movements, matching the laid-back, triumphant singing as a group that plays in the background.
Pentagon have also released a tracklist which reveals that members Hui and E-Dawn both helped composed the title track for the album alongside Flow Blow. There are four additional tracks on the mini-album.
The group also released an emoji-teaser, prompting fans to guess the meaning and titles of each of the tracks on the album. This marks the group’s seventh mini-album, following the success of “Positive” released in April of 2018. The album peaked at 10th on the Billboard World Albums Chart, and saw the group’s sales almost double between comebacks. The group also released their third Japanese mini-album, “Shine”, in late August of 2018. The group’s previous Japanese release “Violet” from January of 2018 saw the group gaining traction in the Japanese market as the album peaked at 4th on the Oricon chart. E-Dawn and Hui, together with CUBE labelmate Hyuna, also made a comeback as the unit-group Triple H in July of 2018. Pentagon are currently promoting as eight members as E-Dawn and Yanan take breaks for personal reasons. The group will make their comeback on September 10th, 2018 at 6PM KST. You can watch the music video teaser here.