Clé: Levanter

Clé: Levanter (stylized as Clé : LEVANTER) is the fifth extended play (sixth overall) by South Korean boy group Stray Kids. It was released on December 9, 2019, by JYP Entertainment and distributed through Dreamus. The EP spawned three singles. Its lead single, "Double Knot", was released on October 9, 2019, followed by "Astronaut" on November 14, 2019, and the title track "Levanter" on the same day as the EP released date.

Clé: Levanter
Stray Kids - Clé Levanter.jpg
Digital cover
EP by
ReleasedDecember 9, 2019
Recorded2019
Studio
  • The Vibe Studio
  • RCAVE Sound
  • W Sound
  • Ji-sang’s Studio
  • Ingrid Studio
  • 821 Sound
Genre
Length27:20
LanguageKorean
Label
Producer
Stray Kids chronology
Clé 2: Yellow Wood
(2019)
Clé: Levanter
(2019)
Step Out of Clé
(2020)
Singles from Clé: Levanter
  1. "Double Knot"
    Released: October 9, 2019
  2. "Astronaut"
    Released: November 14, 2019
  3. "Levanter"
    Released: December 9, 2019

The EP was originally set to be released on November 25, 2019, but was delayed to December 9, 2019, due to member Woojin's departure from the group on October 27, 2019.[1] Woojin's departure resulted in the group having to re-record the songs on the EP without Woojin's voice.

BackgroundEdit

On the half of October with the success of its lead single of "Double Knot", JYP announced that the group will held Olympic Hall starting November 23–24, with their upcoming mini-album Clé: Levanter will be released on November 25.

Following Woojin's departure was announced on October 27, the release date was pushed back to December as a result. Concept teasers were released on November 27 following the music video teasers on December 6–7 and the full music video release on December 9.

Commercial performanceEdit

Clé: Levanter was a success in term of album sales, debuting atop the Gaon Album Chart and topping the chart for two consecutive weeks. The EP became the second best-selling album for the December issue of Gaon Monthly Album Chart with 182,300 copies sold.[2] The EP also charted at number 30 of Gaon Year-End Album Chart for 2019, became the best-selling album of the group in 2019.[3]

Track listingEdit

Clé: Levanter – Digital EP
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Stop"
  • Matthew Tishler
  • Crash Cove
3:10
2."Double Knot"
  • 3Racha
  • DallasK
  • Bang Chan (3Racha)
3:10
3."Levanter" (바람[b])
  • 3Racha
  • Hong Ji-sang
Hong Ji-sang3:16
4."Booster"
  • 3Racha
  • Christian Fast
  • Henrik Nordenback
  • Albin Nordqvist
Henrik Nordenback3:41
5."Astronaut"
  • 3Racha
  • 3Racha
  • Lorenzo Cosi
  • YK Koi
  • Lorenzo Cosi
  • YK Koi
2:59
6."Sunshine"Han (3Racha)
  • Han (3Racha)
  • Nicholas Lee
  • Joshua Wei
  • Nicholas Lee
  • Joshua Wei
3:42
7."You Can Stay"
  • 3Racha
  • 3Racha
  • Cook Classics
Cook Classics3:28
Total length:23:25
Clé: Levanter – Physical EP bonus track
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
8."Mixtape #5"
  • Stray Kids
  • Stray Kids
  • Edmmer
  • ALOM
3:54
Total length:27:16

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Certifications for Clé 1: Miroh
Region Certification Certified units/sales
South Korea (KMCA)[16] Platinum 250,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

AccoladesEdit

Music program wins
Song Program Date Ref.
"Levanter" M Countdown (Mnet) December 19, 2019 [17]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Normally in track's credit, 3Racha is separated as Bang Chan (3Racha), Changbin (3Racha), and Han (3Racha).
  2. ^ Baram lit. "Wind"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "안녕하세요, JYPE입니다". JYP Fans. JYP Fans. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "2019년 12월 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean).
  3. ^ "2019년 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean).
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Stray Kids – Clé: Levanter" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Stray Kids – Clé: Levanter" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  6. ^ "Album Top 40 slágerlista – 2020. 19. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  7. ^ "Oricon Top 50 Albums: 2019-12-30" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "Download Albums [ 2019/12/23 付け ]". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  9. ^ Productores de Música de España. "Top 100 Albums: Semana 8". Archived from the original on 2020-02-26.
  10. ^ "2019년 51주차 Album Chart". Gaon Chart. Archived from the original on 2019-12-26.
  11. ^ "Official Album Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  12. ^ "Stray Kids Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  13. ^ "Stray Kids Chart History (World Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  14. ^ "Összesített album- és válogatáslemez-lista - eladási darabszám alapján" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  15. ^ "2019년 Album Chart". Gaon. Archived from the original on 2020-08-08. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  16. ^ "South Korean album certifications – Stray Kids – Clé: Levanter" (in Korean). Korea Music Content Association (KMCA). Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  17. ^ Aram, Jeon (December 20, 2019). 스트레이 키즈, 신곡 '바람'으로 '엠카' 1위…"음악방송 접수 시작" [Stray Kids, 'M Countdown' 1st place with new song 'Levanter'... "Starting to receive music broadcasting wins"]. X Sports News (in Korean). Retrieved November 6, 2020 – via Naver.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)