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ENHYPEN's 'Drunk-Dazed': Fans spot I-LAND contestants K and EJ in MV

K and EJ in ENHYPEN
K and EJ in ENHYPEN's Drunk-Dazed MV (HYBE Labels via YouTube)
Neetha Kurup
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Modified 26 Apr 2021
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Rookie K-pop boy group ENHYPEN released their second mini-album, "BORDER: CARNIVAL," on April 26, featuring the title track Drunk-Dazed and its music video. The EDM-influenced pop song features members of ENHYPEN in the carnival-inspired track that aims to showcase the new world the members are experiencing as K-pop artists.

Fans of the group got hooked on the song, but there is one small detail in the music video for Drunk-Dazed that has them clamoring for more details. Fans noted that I-LAND contestants K and EJ made cameos in the music video, wondering whether the artists would join HYBE artists such as BTS and TXT and make their debut soon.

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When will K and EJ debut?

Japanese trainee K and South Korean trainee EJ were contestants on HYBE's (formerly Big Hit) reality survival show. While the I-LAND winners formed ENHYPEN, few other contestants were signed on to form a Japanese pop group.

K survived until the final episode of I-LAND, where he fell one place short of the debut ranking and could not debut with ENHYPEN. Meanwhile, EJ was eliminated in the second episode but could enter the titular I-LAND in the third episode. He was finally eliminated in the seventh episode.

The winning members of I-LAND formed ENHYPEN, which debuted in November 2020 with their first mini-album, Border: Day One.

K, EJ, Nicholas, Kyungmin, and Ta-Ki will be part of HYBE's "Japan Global Debut Project," with additional members set to join after the auditions held earlier this year in January.

The still-unnamed Japanese boy group is set to debut later this year, with K and EJ's ENHYPEN MV cameos having fans wondering whether their debuts might be sooner than expected.

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What fans are saying about K and EJ's cameos in ENHYPEN's new MV

Eager fans spotted K and EJ on the new track and had them wondering whether HYBE was dropping clues for fans. Fans are also trying to decipher other occurrences in the music video.

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ENHYPEN's comeback activities for the BORDER: CARNIVAL include ENHYPEN Comeback Show: CARNIVAL, set to air on Mnet and M2 on April 26, at 8:00 p.m. Korean Standard Time.

Watch the music video for Drunk-Dazed below.

Published 26 Apr 2021
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