Step Out of Clé

Step Out of Clé is a single album by South Korean boy band Stray Kids. It was released digitally on January 24, 2020, through JYP Entertainment. It consists of English versions of the Clé: Levanter songs "Double Knot" and "Levanter", in support of the United States leg of their first World Tour "District 9: Unlock".

Step Out of Clé
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Single album by
ReleasedJanuary 24, 2020
StudioJYPE (Seoul)
Stray Kids chronology
Clé: Levanter
Step Out of Clé
Singles from Step Out of Clé
  1. "Double Knot (English ver.)"
    Released: January 24, 2020
  2. "Levanter (English ver.)"
    Released: January 24, 2020
Performance video
"Double Knot" (English version) on YouTube

Background and releaseEdit

On January 10, 2020, Stray Kids posted a photo on their social media, depicting the members standing back and the background of a traditional Korean palace with the text "2020. 1. 24 Coming soon".[1] Four days later, they announced the single Step Out of Clé, which would be released on January 24, alongside its cover artwork. It contains two tracks of the singles "Double Knot", and "Levanter" from the group's fifth extended play Clé: Levanter sung in English.[2] The group uploaded the group promotional image on January 17, depicting the members in student uniform but untieing the tie, and making up with scratch.[3] The teaser video for "Double Knot (English ver.)" was released on January 21,[4] and its performance video on the same day as Step Out of Clé release at 14:00 KST or 0:00 ET.[5][6]

Commercial performanceEdit

Upon Step Out of Clé release, "Double Knot" and "Levanter" re-entered the Billboard World Digital Song Sales, dated at February 8, 2020, at number six and five, respectively.[7]

Track listingEdit

Step Out of Clé track listing
1."Double Knot" (English version)
  • Bang Chan (3Racha)[a]
  • Changbin (3Racha)
  • Han (3Racha)
  • Bang Chan
  • Changbin
  • Han
  • Nick Furlong
  • DallasK
  • DallasK
  • Bang Chan
2."Levanter" (English version)
  • Bang Chan
  • Changbin
  • Han
  • Hong Ji-sang
Hong Ji-sang3:15
Total length:6:24


  • ^[a] signifies an English lyricist.

Credits and personnelEdit

Release historyEdit

Release history for Step Out of Clé
Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various January 24, 2020 JYP [8]


  1. ^ Lee, Ji-hyun (January 10, 2020). "스트레이 키즈, 의미심장한 티저 기습 공개 "1월 24일 커밍순"" [Stray Kids, A Meaningful Teaser Surprise-Release "January 24 Coming Soon"]. Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  2. ^ Park, Seo-hyun (January 14, 2020). "스트레이키즈, 24일 첫 영어 앨범 'Step Out of Cle' 발매‥2020년 글로벌 행보 시작[공식]" [Stray Kids, Their First English Album 'Step Out of Clé' Will Released on the 24 … 2020 Global Movement Begins [Official]]. Herald Pop (in Korean). Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  3. ^ Woo, Bin (January 17, 2020). "스트레이 키즈, 날 것의 매력…Step Out of Cle 단체 비주얼 티저 공개" [Stray Kids, The Charm of Rawness… Step Out of Clé Group Visual Teaser Released]. TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  4. ^ Park, So-yeon (January 21, 2020). "스트레이 키즈, 'Double Knot' 영어 버전 안무 티저 공개…막강 퍼포먼스" [Stray Kids, 'Double Knot' English Version Choreography Teaser Released… Powerful Performance]. Xportsnews (in Korean).
  5. ^ Ji, Min-kyung (January 24, 2020). "스트레이 키즈, 오늘(24일) 첫 영어 앨범 'Step Out of Clé' 발표" [Stray Kids, First English Album 'Step Out of Clé' Release Today (24th)]. Osen (in Korean). Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  6. ^ Herman, Tamar (January 24, 2020). "Stray Kids Release English Versions of 'Double Knot' & 'Levanter'". Billboard. Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  7. ^ "World Digital Song Sales: Week of February 8, 2020". Billboard. February 8, 2020. Archived from the original on February 4, 2020. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  8. ^ "Stray Kids – Step Out of Clé" (in Korean). JYP Entertainment. January 24, 2020. Retrieved July 29, 2022.