Sexy, energetic and multilingual: LUN8 hopes to be an “all-rounder idol” capable of pulling off any concept.

“’Pastel’ and ‘Super Power,’ the two [main] songs in our second album, feature two distinct concepts: sexy and energetic youth. I hope fans enjoy the two contrasting sides of LUN8,” Ian said during a press showcase held Wednesday at the Yes24 Live Hall in Gwangjin District, eastern Seoul ahead of the release of “Buff.”

“Buff” is LUN8’s second EP released Wednesday, seven months after the band’s debut EP “Continue?” in June 2023. “Buff” refers to the gaming slang of boosting someone or something to make it stronger.

“The message with ‘Buff’ that we are trying to relay is that we can achieve anything if we come together as one [to give each other a ‘buff’],” member Takuma explained.

“It’s the story of a youth who dreams a lot, who wants to do a lot,” Chael said.

The EP features a total of six tracks: “Mon2Sun,” lead track “Super Power,” “Got the Rizz,” “Pastel,” “Now” and the English version of the lead track.

“I think just like the title of our first track ‘Mon2Sun,’ I think you can find new charms from our songs and not get tired of it even when you listen to them every day,” Ji Eun-ho said.

“We released ‘Pastel’ as a surprise gift to our fans when the preparation for our comeback was taking longer than we had originally anticipated. We were so sorry for keeping our fans waiting for such a long time,” Jinsu said. “Pastel” was released on Feb. 18, almost a month before “Buff.”

“Super Power” is an energetic score featuring a catchy chorus, focusing on the youth and bright side of the band, while “Pastel” is LUN8’s attempt at a sexier song, according to the members.

LUN8 had no problem recording the English version of “Super Power” despite it being LUN8’s first English song to be released.

“The reason why we didn’t have many difficulties all comes down to Dohyun who’d helped us a lot,” Chael said. Dohyun lived in the United States for four years, while members added that they, too, studied English a lot.

“We’ve showcased contrasting concepts with ‘Super Power’ and ‘Pastel,’ I think that makes us worthy of the moniker ‘the genius idol’,” Ji said, adding to Ian’s wish to earn the moniker “all-rounder idol.”

“While we are yet to decide on our future concepts, all eight of us love the hip-hop genre, so I think we can try heading in that direction,” Junwoo said.


Who Is Lun8

LUN8 (루네이트) is an eight-member boy group under Fantagio. They made their debut on June 15, 2023 with the mini album Continue?.

The group name holds the meaning of “eight boys who embrace the moonlight”.


On March 21, 2023, OSEN reported that the group will be making their debut in May. Fantagio announced that the exact date is yet to be confirmed although they are expected to debut in the first half of the year.

On April 1, Fantagio released an logo motion, revealing the group name to be LUN8. The group’s SNS accounts were also launched that day. Through a teaser posted the following day, the members were revealed to be part of Fantagio’s i-Teen project.

On April 3, Ian was introduced as the group’s first member, followed by Jun Woo on April 4, Takuma on April 5, Jin Su on April 6, Eun Seop on April 7, Chael on April 10, Ji Eun Ho on April 11, and Do Hyun on April 12.

2023: Debut with Continue?, first sub-unit LUN8wave

On May 22, it was announced that LUN8 would debut with their first mini album Continue? on June 15.

On November 15, it was announced that the group will debut their first sub-unit LUN8wave on November 22 with the digital single “Playground”.

2024: Buff

On February 13, it was announced that LUN8 will release their second mini album Buff on March 13.[15] “Pastel” was pre-released on February 19.


NamePosition(s)Year(s) active
Chael (카엘)Rapper2023–present
Jin Su (진수)Leader, Main Vocalist[16]2023–present
Takuma (타쿠마)Dancer, Vocalist2023–present
Jun Woo (준우)Main Dancer, Vocalist2023–present
Do Hyun (도현)Rapper2023–present
Ian (이안)Dancer, Vocalist2023–present
Ji Eun Ho (지은호)Rapper2023–present
Eun Seop (은섭)Vocalist, Maknae2023–present

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