Watch: Amazing Collaborations And Performances From “The Call” Finale
June 29 was the finale of Mnet’s first season of “The Call,” and it went out with a bang, with new collaborations and performances from hot Korean artists.
The first collab to hit the stage was Eddy Kim, Loco, Gray, and Suran, who created a classy summer vacation song called “Some More.” The title is a play on the word summer, for a song that hopes for this year’s summer to be just a little bit more special.
Next up was Gummy and Jung In, singing “Hot Friend,” a completely different style of summer track about friends who want to escape the monotony of life.
UV (Yoo Se Yoon, Muzie) and SHINee’s Taemin then brought a blues track to the game, titled “You’re My Standard.” Taemin said, “UV’s lyrics are always fun, but the music itself is very classy. I like the unique combination of that,” and, “If at all possible, I didn’t want to do the same thing that I’ve been doing [on this show]. This time, I want to leave all that behind for a second and just have fun with UV.”
BewhY, Ailee, and Block B’s Taeil, the next collaboration, channeled a bit of Koyote for their song called “Duty Free,” a spin on the phrase meaning “to be free of any sense of duty or responsibility to others.” The song is a reflection of a common stress that the three artists have of people around them asking them what they’re going to do in the future, or telling them that they should sing or rap “when they can.”
For the last collab, old friends Wheesung and Hwanhee joined forces for an R&B track called “MoonNight Blues.” While working on the track, the singers reminisced about their high school days 20 years ago. Hwanhee said to Wheesung, “You were still a trainee, and you had just debuted and were like a mysterious celebrity.” Wheesung said he also thought to himself at the time, “[He’s] an SM trainee? And he dances and sings, and he’s that good-looking? I flopped, but he’ll probably be okay.”
To close the show, the 20 artists from “The Call” got together for a final performance, singing “Remember.”
Though we’re sad to see the show end, “The Call” will be returning for a second season!