TOMORROW X TOGETHER performed the unreleased song “Blue Spring” for the first time during the concert, a song that’s near and dear to them because it’s dedicated to MOA and all five of them worked on the song together. “With the increasing scale of the tour and the number of fans coming to watch, we thought it would make for a touching display of sincerity for the members to sing a song of their own creation this time around,” Kim Boram explained. And thus “Blue Spring” was born, with BEOMGYU working on the music, TAEHYUN on the theme and all five of the members on the lyrics. They started on the lyrics by “writing down the things they wanted to convey to MOA at this moment in time,” said Kim. “We didn’t want to say the usual things like ‘I love you’ or ‘let’s be together always,’” TAEHYUN explained, which led to them coming up with a narrative: how TOMORROW X TOGETHER were feeling “blue” before they met MOA, who represents their “spring.” The two words together form a homonym for “youth” when written in Korean. The lyrics also reflect, in YEONJUN’s words, “how we don’t take it for granted that MOA with us no matter whether we’re high or we’re low,” as well as how, as SOOBIN said, “our self-esteem has improved thanks to our fans seeing even our weaknesses as strengths.” HUENINGKAI revealed that the lyrics were written like “a letter to MOA for always sending us their love, even when it’s been a long time since we could see them in person.” As for BEOMGYU, he “kept the chords simple because we wanted a song that MOA would have no problem singing along to.” The members were “worried whether or not they’ll be able to sing along to an unreleased song,” but it turned out they had nothing to fear: when TOMORROW X TOGETHER performs “Blue Spring,” the venue is filled with the voices of MOA singing all together. And with that, the song they had made for MOA had become the song they can sing with MOA.
5. BMO Stadium
“I thought, ‘I won’t forget this as long as I live,’” HUENINGKAI said as he recalled the moment he walked on stage where he would perform for 20,000 MOA. TOMORROW X TOGETHER was scheduled to perform one night only at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles and bring the U.S. leg of their world tour to a close, but they added a second show thanks to the overwhelming support from their fans, who sold out both concerts. And thanks to LIVE VIEWING, fans across the world were able to join in the group’s first proper stadium concert in movie theaters worldwide. “It was like being in a movie,” SOOBIN said. “For three hours, it felt like the whole world was a movie set for us. The concert started when the Sun was out and shining bright, then it became nice and cool in the evening as the Sun set, until eventually it was completely dark and the only thing left shining was us.” It was an entirely novel experience for the group to perform in the open air, where they continue to feel the day’s weather and where “it’s impossible to just cut the lights, making the time we had to prepare for each song a little bit shorter, but it was also something new and fun.” On the second day, Coi Leray, who’s featured on TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s song “Happy Fools,” made a surprise appearance and joined the group on stage for the first time. “I enjoyed all these surprises on stage,” YEONJUN said. He was also particularly impressed by the fireworks that lit up the sky over the stadium during “Sugar Rush Ride” and “Our Summer,” a feeling which was shared by BEOMGYU. “I got this big, almost magical burst of energy when I saw those fireworks go off during our performance,” BEOMGYU said. YEONJUN also felt that “the sky looked beautiful with the fireworks going off. I was so happy and emotional sharing that moment with so many of the people I love.” The two-day concert and the huge turnout from MOA both served as a testament to TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s status and painted a picture of where they’re headed.