Today, Seoul-based global pop powerhouse NCT 127 released their new single, “Highway to Heaven,” via SM Entertainment Co., Ltd. with Capitol Music Group/ Caroline. The release follows NCT 127’s recent performances on “Good Morning America,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and their groundbreaking North American tour “NEO CITY : USA - The Origin”, which assured music critics that the boy band has “the right stuff to become the Next Big Thing™ in the U.S. — the charisma, the power, the precision” (MTV News). Produced by Social House (Ariana Grande’s “Thank U Next”, “7 Rings”), the infectious track debuted earlier today as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1.
With “Highway to Heaven,” NCT 127 has delivered a song that speaks to pop music fans of all ages – a classic in the making that transcends K-pop boundaries and propels the band into the mainstream. The band gave “Highway to Heaven” its live debut during its first U.S. arena tour. Rolling Stone hailed them as “a phenomenon-upon-arrival” in an opening-night review and noted, “NCT 127 were given the Beatles’ welcome in New Jersey.” Billboard singled out “Highway to Heaven” as “a soaring, synth-pop ballad…a groovy, sleek tune.”
NCT 127 has received a 2019 Teen Choice Award nomination in the International Artist category. Their previous single, “Superhuman,” was featured throughout MLB Network programming in early June, with NCT 127 named Featured Artist of the Week.