BOYS24’s Unit Black has a vision, and it’s not one that’s exclusive to their unit. Their biggest motivation lies in their desire to make BOYS24 as a whole known to the public.
Unit Black made their debut on April 11 with “Steal Your Heart” and managed to immediately take the eighth place spot on “M!Countdown” charts. From the 27 members selected for BOYS24, eight members were chosen to form the first promotional team, Unit Black. There will be a second promotional unit in the future, and there is no guarantee that any of the members chosen for either of the first two promotional teams will make it into the third and final debut team. Nevertheless, the members of Unit Black are giving their all, and their main purpose is to promote BOYS24 as a whole.
Though the structure of BOYS24 forces them to compete against one another, the members are more than just competitors to each other. Youngdoo explained, “BOYS24 has a unit system, and we all live together, so it doesn’t feel like we’re competing against each other. We’re all working hard to become more polished people, and it’s more like we’re all walking together towards that goal.” Inho agreed, saying, “It’s about survival, but I don’t want to bring anyone down so that I can survive. Rather than that, I want to combine our strengths to create synergy.”
Even now, while Unit Black is promoting on TV, the original units of BOYS24 continue to perform at their exclusive theater. Because most of the unit leaders are part of Unit Black, many of the units are having a hard time filling in for them in their performances. Unit Black members are thankful and apologetic about this, but it is also a source of motivation for them. Jinseok said, “The reason Unit Black exists and the biggest purpose of Unit Black is to promote BOYS24. If we do well, all of BOYS24 will do well, and when we make our official debut, we’ll be shining even brighter. For that to happen, as Unit Black, we have to do our best in everything, not only music shows.”
Despite their busy schedule, Unit Black is eager to try out new things. And it’s never just about them; it’s a dream they have for all of the BOYS24 members. “I want to star in variety shows, not just music shows. In my case, I like sports so I want to go on ‘Idol Star Athletics Championships’ and ‘Problematic Men.’ It’s not just me though. All of the BOYS24 members are very talented and have various skills. I hope we’ll get many opportunities to show them on variety shows,” expressed Hyunuk. Youngdoo had even bigger dreams, which was to go on a world tour, as they are famous for being performance idols.