Stray kids all around the world You make Stray Kids STAY!
Updated: Oct 27, 2020
Stray Kids is a K-pop boy band that was formed through the survival show Stray Kids. They officially debuted on March 26, 2018, under JYP Entertainment, with the song “District 9,” and have since released 8 mini-albums and one full length album. The group currently consists of 8 members:
Bang Chan (방찬) / Christopher Bang
Lead Vocalist / Dancer
Specialty: Rapping, Swimming
Fun Facts: Aussie, he has a dog named Berry
Lee Know (리노) / Lee Minho
Fun Facts: he was a backup dancer for BTS, he has three cats named Sooni, Doongi, Dori
Changbin (창빈) / Seo Chang Bin
Specialty: Writing lyrics
Fun Facts: he likes dark things, he wants people to be comfortable around him
Hyunjin (현진) / Hwang Hyun Jin
Fun Facts: he loves watching dramas, he has a dog named Gami
Han (한) / Han Ji Sung
Fun Facts: he loves cheesecake, he was on "King of the Masked Singer"
Felix (필릭스) / Lee Felix
Specialty: Taekwondo, Beatboxing, Cooking
Fun Facts: Aussie, he loves playing video games
Seungmin (승민) / Kim Seung Min
Fun Facts: at first he wanted to be a baseball player, he is a Day6 fanboy, he was an MC on the "After School Club"
I.N (아이엔) / Yang Jeong In
Specialty: Singing Trot
Fun Fact: he loves ASMRs, he is clumsy, he was a child model, he gets teased a lot by Seungmin
(The group debuted with nine members, but in October of 2019, Kim Woo Jin (Woojin) left the group for personal reasons. He is currently promoting for his solo debut.)
Stray Kid’s music is written, composed, and produced by members Bang Chan, Changbin, and Han. Before being on Stray Kids, these members formed the predebut group 3RACHA. Their music can still be found on Youtube, on the channel 3RACHA.
The concept of Stray Kids is that of the feelings and struggles experienced as one comes of age—who am I and where am I going? Topics like depression, anxiety, being unsure of yourself, wishing to break free from the conformity of the world, and being yourself are explored in their music. Being able to make their own music has allowed the members to express their hearts and feelings in it, giving even their lighthearted songs a personal and honest message. Stray Kids fans are appropriately called “Stays” with the idea that stray kids all around the world make Stray Kids stay.
So far in 2020 they have made both an English debut (with the EP Step out of Clé) and a Japanese debut (with the album SKZ2020). They have also released a new mixtape, “바보라도 알아” ("Mixtape : On Track"), "Top" and "Slump" for the "Tower of God" anime OST, as well as their first full-length album, Go Live and its repackage In Life.
Stray Kids Content:
YouTube: Stray Kids / Stray Kids Japan official Youtube / 3RACHA
Instagram: realstraykids / stray_kids_japan_official_jypj
Official Website: straykids.jype.com
V LIVE: Stray Kids
Tik Tok: @jypestraykids
One of my favorite Stray Kids songs is “Question,” which expresses the frustration of having so many questions but no answers. Check it out below!