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2020 EP by Everglow

−77.82X−78.29
The EP title written in two parts above and below an iceberg surrounded by two concentric metal rings over a black background

Digital and -77.82X version cover

Released September 21, 2020 (2020-09-21)
Recorded 2020
Studio YH Studio
Length 13:39
Language
Label
  1. “La Di Da”
    Released: September 21, 2020
Everglow -- -77.82X-78.29 (-78.29 version).png

−77.82X−78.29 is the second extended play and fourth release by South Korean girl group Everglow. It was released on September 21, 2020, by Yuehua Entertainment. It is available in two versions, -77.82X and -78.29, and contains four tracks, with “La Di Da” released as the lead single.

The album is titled -77.82X-78.29 after the coordinates of Antarctica, which is featured on the album cover.

Background[edit]

On September 7, 2020, Yuehua Entertainment revealed that Everglow would release their second mini-album titled −77.82X−78.29 on September 21.[1]

Concept images came out between September 8–10.[2] The tracklist was released on September 11, revealing four tracks: lead single “La Di Da”, “Untouchable”, “Gxxd Boy” and “No Good Reason”; the lyrics for “La Di Da” were co-written by member E:U.[3]

The music video teaser for “La Di Da” was released on September 16,[4] and the music video on September 21.[5]

Composition[edit]

According to Yuehua Entertainment, -77.82X-78.29 represents Everglow’s “powerful and intense charisma”, as compared to their previous works. The album is characterized by its bolder sound.[6]

The lead single, “La Di Da”, falls in the uptempo electropop and retro categories, and its lyrical content is a “warning” to the “haters who are pretending and full of dissatisfaction in [this] confusing era”.[6]

Promotion[edit]

Everglow held a live showcase on September 21, where they performed “La Di Da” and “Untouchable”.[7]

The group started promoting “La Di Da” on September 24 at Mnet’s M Countdown, followed by performances on KBS’ Music Bank, MBC’s Show! Music Core and SBS’ Inkigayo.

They broke their first week’s sales, with their album selling more than 25,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

−77.82X−78.29 track listing
Title Lyrics Music
1. “La Di Da” Kyung Eun-jin, Lee Seu-Ran, E:U Kyung Eun-jin, Yun No-ra, Gavin Jones, 72 3:30
2. “Untouchable” Lee Seuran, 72 David Anthony, Nermin Harambašić, Anne Judith Wik, Ronny Svendsen 3:10
3. “Gxxd Boy” JQ, Yoon Yeji, J14 David Amber, Andy Love, Rebecca King, Dan Glashausser, Tom Glashausser 3:23
4. “No Good Reason” Kang Eunjung, 72 Melanie Fontana, Michel “Lindgren” Schulz, James Abrahart, Storyboards, 72 3:36

Accolades[edit]

Year-end lists
Critic/Publication List Work Rank Ref.
Billboard The 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2020: Critics’ Picks “La Di Da” 1 [9]
Dazed The 40 Best K-pop Songs of 2020 “La Di Da” 4 [10]
South China Morning Post The Top 15 K-pop Albums of 2020 77.82X−78.29 N/A [11]
Time The Songs and Albums That Defined K-Pop’s Monumental Year in 2020 La Di Da N/A [12]
Paper The 40 Best K-pop Songs of 2020 “La Di Da” 16 [13]
MTV The Best Kpop B-sides of 2020 “No Good Reason” 16 [14]
BuzzFeed The Best Kpop Songs of 2020 “La Di Da” 10 [15]

Release history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Korean)에버글로우, 7개월만 컴백..21일 두 번째 미니앨범 ‘-77.82X-78.29’ 발매
  2. ^ (in Korean) 에버글로우, 카리스마 여전사 변신…신보 콘셉트 포토 ‘시선 강탈’
  3. ^ (in Korean) ‘컴백’ 에버글로우, 타이틀곡은 ‘라 디 다’..’던던’ 인기 잇는다
  4. ^ (in Korean) 에버글로우, ‘라 디 다’ MV 티저 공개..암흑 세상 속 빛나는 카리스마
  5. ^ (in Korean) “모두 다 집어치워 버려”..에버글로우, 헤이터에 전하는 경고 ‘라 디 다’
  6. ^ a b “위에화 엔터테인먼트”. www.yhfamily.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  7. ^ (in Korean)에버글로우 “컴백 위해 뼛속까지 불태워…뿌듯하고 행복”
  8. ^ “2020년 39주차 Album Chart”. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  9. ^ “The 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2020: Critics’ Picks”. billboard. December 23, 2020. Archived from the original on December 23, 2020. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  10. ^ Glasby, Taylor (December 19, 2020). “The 40 best K-pop songs of 2020”. Dazed. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  11. ^ Herman, Tamar (December 15, 2020). “The top 15 K-pop albums of 2020: BTS, Twice, NCT 127, Monsta X, Super M, Gfriend and many more”. South China Morning Post. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  12. ^ Moon, Kat (December 11, 2020). “The Songs and Albums That Defined K-Pop’s Monumental Year in 2020”. Time. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  13. ^ Bell, Crystal (December 19, 2020). “The 40 Best K-pop Songs of 2020”. Paper. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  14. ^ de Luna, Elizabeth (December 30, 2020). “The Best Kpop B-sides of 2020”. MTV. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  15. ^ Travis, Emlyn (December 31, 2020). “The Best Kpop Songs of 2020”. BuzzFeed. Retrieved December 31, 2020.