It looks like 2024 is going to be a big year for K-pop group Stray Kids. After hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2023 with their 5-Star album and performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago and Paris, the eight-member group dropped their annual “Step Out” video on New Year’s Day. The clip looked backward at their achievements last year, while also previewing what sounds like a very busy upcoming schedule.
The dreamy clip, in which Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin and I.N lounge and stroll through a soft-focus landscape of flowers in gleaming white outfits, ticked off a long list of accomplishments over the past 365 days. And, in a physical manifestation of what’s ahead, they change into mismatched, high-fashion outfits and step through a white door to find out “what’s next.”
Among the items on the list: their third world tour, the 4th fanmeeting for their diehard Stay fan group, a new, as-yet-untitled album, as well as what they promised was another “special album” release, new video content via 8 SKZ-Player releases and new episodes of the 2 Kids Show and 1 Kid’s Room. There will also be SKZOO pop-up stores in Seoul and Busan, South Korea.
The group landed their first Billboard Hot 100 single in 2023 with “LALALALA,” from their mini-album ROCK-STAR, which also topped the Billboard 200 album chart. They won the top K-pop album award at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, where they lit up the stage with performances of “LALALALA” and “S-Class.”
Check out the 2024 “Step Out” video below.