The renowned K-pop group Stray Kids has set the stage on fire once again with the release of their highly anticipated Japanese EP, “Social Path (feat. LiSA) / Super Bowl -Japanese ver.-.” The EP marks a significant milestone in their journey, capturing the hearts of fans worldwide. Released on September 6, 2023, this Japanese EP showcases Stray Kids’ versatility and international appeal. The EP features two mesmerizing title tracks: “Social Path (feat. LiSA)” and “Super Bowl -Japanese ver.-,” each offering a unique musical experience to listeners. The group had previously treated fans to a taste of what’s to come by pre-releasing these tracks on August 10 and August 30, 2023, respectively. “Social Path (feat. LiSA)” boasts a runtime of 3 minutes and 18 seconds, while “Super Bowl -Japanese ver.-” clocks in at 3 minutes and 5 seconds. These tracks, along with the additional songs “Butterflies,” “Social Path (feat. LiSA) (Inst.),” and “Butterflies (Inst.),” complete the EP’s tracklist.
Stray Kids, formed through a competition reality show of the same name, have come a long way since their debut on March 25, 2018, with the mini-album “I Am Not.” Originally a nine-member group, they have solidified their presence in the K-pop scene and beyond. Their journey began with the release of the mini-album “Mixtape” on January 8, 2018. The group’s dedication and passion for their craft have led to a slew of exciting projects. In a video teaser unveiled on January 1, 2023, Stray Kids announced a thrilling lineup for the year ahead, including two albums, a fan meeting, a collaboration, a special concert, the music drama “SKZFLIX,” a 2023 season song, and much more. As fans eagerly awaited news of a comeback, it was reported on March 6, 2023, that Stray Kids was preparing for an April return. Although the comeback date remained unconfirmed at the time, it was revealed that the group had completed filming their new music video. The excitement continued to build when, on April 24, JYP Entertainment officially confirmed that Stray Kids would be making their highly anticipated comeback in early June.
On April 27, the group offered a tantalizing glimpse into their third full-length album, “★★★★★ (5-Star),” with the release of a trailer. The album itself dropped on June 2, further cementing Stray Kids’ status as K-pop superstars. In yet another exciting announcement on June 26, Stray Kids revealed that their first Japanese EP, “Social Path (feat. LiSA) / Super Bowl -Japanese ver.-,” was set to captivate fans on September 6. The EP’s fusion of Stray Kids’ signature style with the enchanting vocals of LiSA promises to be a musical masterpiece. But the surprises didn’t end there. On August 2, all of the Stray Kids members, with the exception of Lee Know and Han, opened personal Instagram accounts, giving fans an even closer look into their lives and adventures. With their unparalleled talent and unwavering dedication, Stray Kids continues to make waves in the K-pop world and beyond. “Social Path (feat. LiSA) / Super Bowl -Japanese ver.-” is just the latest chapter in their extraordinary journey, and fans can’t wait to see what’s next for these rising stars.