Excitement fills the air as K-pop sensation CIX gears up for their highly anticipated comeback, offering fans a taste of something entirely new. With their latest single album, “0 or 1,” the group promises a departure from their signature style while staying true to their unique essence.

In a recent statement, member Yonghee expressed the group’s enthusiasm for their latest musical endeavor, stating, “We are returning with a song that explores a completely new vibe, something that we have never tried before. We know that our fans will enjoy this new concept, so we are extremely excited and happy for this comeback. We are determined to do our best during this promotion, so please show us lots of love and support.”

Set to drop on January 24th, 2024, in New York, NY, “0 or 1” marks CIX’s first single album release in eight months, following their EP, ‘OK’ Episode 2: I’m OK. Despite the departure from their usual sound, the group aims to captivate listeners with a fresh perspective while maintaining their distinct charm.

Lead vocalist BX sheds light on the album’s lead track, “Lovers or Enemies,” describing it as a dance-pop confessional that challenges listeners to make a decisive choice between love and enmity. BX shares, “This song is a direct confession of love, urging you to decide between being my lover or enemy. It deviates from our usual musical style, so we were quite curious about how our fans would react to it from the moment we first listened to the song and until we finished its recording. We put in a lot of effort thinking of our fans, FIX, who have awaited our comeback, so please send us your love and interest!”

Accompanying “Lovers or Enemies” is the track “그림자” (Shadow), which delves into the theme of devoted love and the significance of being someone’s shadow. Renowned producer KZ, known for his work on CIX’s debut studio album, returns to lend his expertise to the composition and arrangement of this captivating piece.

Who Are CIX?

CIX (씨아이엑스; short for Complete In X) is a five-member boy group under C9 Entertainment. They debuted on July 23, 2019 with the EP ‘Hello’ Chapter 1. Hello, Stranger.

On February 27, 2019, C9 Entertainment revealed the first member of their upcoming boy group, Bae Jin Young, followed by Seung Hun on March 6, Hyun Suk on March 13, Kim Sehoon on March 20, Yong Hee on March 27, and BX on April 3. In addition, C9 Entertainment announced that Kim Sehoon will not debuting in the group due to past involvement in school violence.

On May 20, 2019, the social media accounts of the group were changed from C9BOYZ to CIX, which stands for “Complete In X”. A video titled “CIX – Leader Film” was then also released, displaying the group name and logo. The members of the group will be BX, Seung Hun, Yong Hee, Bae Jin Young, and Hyun Suk.

On May 24, C9 Entertainment announced that the members of CIX would be starring in the 10-episode reality show Hello CIX, which will be released on V Live. The first episode was to be aired on June 4 and will air every Tuesday at 6 PM KST. The tenth and final episode will then be aired on August 6.

2019: Debut with ‘Hello’ Chapter 1. Hello, Stranger and ‘Hello’ Chapter 2. Hello, Strange Place

On June 26, 2019, C9 revealed a teaser for their upcoming boy group, CIX, would be releasing their first EP on July 23. The photo also included the names of the people involved in its production, such as choreography, music production, etc. On July 5, a schedule was dropped, revealing the group’s plans for releasing the teasers. The members were then re-introduced from July 8 to July 12 with one being revealed per day in the following order: BX, Seung Hun, Bae Jin Young, Yong Hee, and Hyun Suk. A group concept photo was released on July 15 and an album preview video was released on July 17. The music video teasers for their title track “Movie Star” was released on on July 19 and July 22. The next day, on July 23, they then made their debut with the EP ‘Hello’ Chapter 1. Hello, Stranger.

On August 26, C9 Entertainment announced that the group had signed with Warner Music Japan for CIX’s Japanese music promotions.

On September 27, C9 released a statement revealing that CIX would be releasing a new album in November.

On October 30, which was their 100th day anniversary, they announced that their fandom name would be called FIX, which stood for “Faith In X”, similar to how CIX is called “Complete In X”.

On November 19, they came back with their second EP ‘Hello’ Chapter 2. Hello, Strange Place.

2020: Japanese debut, “Win”, first fanmeeting, and ‘Hello’ Chapter 3. Hello, Strange Time

On January 16, 2020, it was revealed that CIX would soon be holding a fanmeeting tour in the United States titled “CIX 1st Fan Meeting Hello, Fix” in USA. More information was then revealed on January 20, with there being a total of five different dates in five different cities. The first fanmeeting was to occur in New York on March 6 while the fifth and final fanmeeting was to happen in Los Angeles on March 15. Unfortunately, on February 27, SubKulture Entertainement stated that the tour will be indefinitely postponed due to the spread of COVID-19.

On January 22, the group revealed their lightstick details. The lightstick then went on pre-order on January 23.

On April 1, they made their Japanese debut with the single “Revival”.

On May 1, a photo was posted teasing that CIX will be coming back in June 2020.

On May 19, the lineup for the TikTok Stage Live From Seoul was announced, with CIX being one of the groups performing. The livestream then occurred on May 25.

On May 22, CIX was revealed to be a part of the line up for the One Love Asia concert, happening on May 27, that is a part of the UNICEF campaign to #Reimagine. The proceeds from the concert would then go to UNICEF Asia.

On June 24, C9 posted a statement revealed that the release of their third EP, ‘Hello’ Chapter 3. Hello, Strange Time, which was scheduled to be released on June 30, will be postponed in order to allow Bae Jin Young, to recover from his ankle injury.

On July 7, they released their first digital single “Win”. The single had an English and Japanese version with the English version being used as the ending theme song for the anime series The God of High School, which is based on the webtoon of the same name.

On July 14, it was announced that CIX would be participating in the 2020 Online Dream Concert “CONNECT:D”. They then performed on the first day of the concert as a part of the line up on July 25.

On August 4, they participated in the on-tact concert called the 2020 Golden Wave concert.

On September 17, CIX revealed that they would be holding an online fanmeeting titled 2020 CIX 1st Online Fanmeeting “Hello, Fix” on October 11. The tickets then went on sale on September 28 until October 6.

On October 14, the group announced that they would be releasing their previously postponed EP on October 27. On October 27, they then released their third EP ‘Hello’ Chapter 3. Hello, Strange Time.

On November 10, they announced that CIX would be holding a concert titled 2020 CIX 1st Concert “Rebel” on December 12 and 13. The tickets were then set to go on sale on November 20, however, on the day of the ticket sale, they announced that the ticket sale scheduled for later that day would be delayed due to the rapid increase of COVID-19. Four days later, on November 24, C9 Entertainment announced that the concert will be cancelled.

On November 21, they opened up a “planet” on the new fandom platform app, UNIVERSE.

2021: ‘Hello’ Chapter Ø. Hello, Strange Dream, “All For You”, “Tesseract”, and ‘OK’ Prologue : Be OK
On February 2, 2021, they released their fourth EP ‘Hello’ Chapter Ø. Hello, Strange Dream.

On April 14, they released their second Japanese single “All For You”.

On July 1, they released their second digital single, “Tesseract”, which was the seventh release of the UNIVERSE Music project.

On August 17, they released their first studio album ‘OK’ Prologue : Be OK.

2022: Pinky Swear, ‘OK’ Episode 1 : OK Not

On March 2, 2022, CIX announced that they will be re-holding their previously cancelled concert in 2020 called CIX 1st Concert in Seoul on April 15–17.[32] The next day, they then revealed that they would be holding a US tour called CIX 1st Concert in U.S. with a total of six different concerts in six different cities.

On March 30, CIX released their first Japanese studio album Pinky Swear.

On July 25, they announced their fifth EP ‘OK’ Episode 1 : OK Not, set for release on August 22.

2023: ‘OK’ Episode 2 : I’m OK

On May 9, they announced their sixth EP ‘OK’ Episode 2 : I’m OK, set to be released on May 29.

2024: “0 or 1”
On January 1, CIX posted a coming soon poster for their first single album, which will be released later this month. The name of the single album was revealed to be “0 or 1”, set to be released on January 24.

CIX(씨아이엑스) – Lovers or Enemies M/V

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