Anyway, it's nice to be able to dream together even now.
I just remember the time around this time a year ago. When I was preparing for a new album, my heart pounded endlessly as if it was the first time I was doing all of this. It might not have been possible, but in the end we were able to laugh more. And in all our places and times, there were people who loved us as habitually.
Even 13 years later, we don't really know what to say to those who first learned how to swallow tears in the dark where it's hard to even read their faces, and to those who say that it's okay if they just see us. But for now, I hope that the winter that befell us will not be forgotten like a dream. At least for us now. Not because we want that time to come back, but because it is also our history and memory. Without that winter, we might not have been as close as we are now, and we might not have been able to cross that long time safely. Through that long and long winter, we learned to endure it together again, and now we try to honor the time we went through together by remembering that winter.
This album, made with a slightly more mature mind than last year, is special because it is Highlight's first full-length album, but above all else, I wanted to make it because I thought they would like to hear it. Actually, that's the reason we make all our albums and soundtracks now. We wanted to add another good song with our voices to the playlist. I want to show you a new stage. I want to create a time where we can talk together and build up new time together one by one. And although this is actually a bit selfish, we just want to see their smiles we like.
There will come a day when we will sing like a habit, and they will listen to our song like a habit. I can't even remember when that winter was, and the days were so casual and small and warm as air. And for that time, we must now learn to dream together. Is there anything else as helpless as a dream? But we'll try to find it again every time and try to do it together. Of course, it may not be the same dream. After all, we will never see the same place as them. Until this sweet dream of ours is over, we will be watching them, and they will be watching us. But anyway, it's nice to be able to dream together even now and someday after a very long time.
- BEFORE THE DREAM Ver. / IN THE DREAM Ver. / AFTER THE DREAM Ver. (3 types)
- Album size: 181*250mm
- Book thickness: 17mm
- Photobook: 96p / 1 type (images are different for each version)
- Photobook holder: 1 type (images are different for each version)
- Lyrics book: 16p / 1 type (images are different for each version)
- Sleeve: 1 type (images are different for each version)
- Lyrics book + CD holder: 1 type (images are different for each version)
- CD-R: 1 type (images are different for each version)
- POST CARD: Insert a random one out of four (images are different for each version)
- FOLDING POSTER: Insert one random type among 4 types (images are different for each version)
- SELFIE PHOTO CARD: Insert a random 1 out of 8 types (images are different for each version)
- POLAROID CARD: Insert a random one out of 8 (different images for each version)
- STANDING PHOTO: Insert 1 random type out of 4 types (BEFORE THE DREAM Ver. ONLY)
- STICKER: Insert a random one out of four (IN THE DREAM Ver. ONLY)
- HOLOGRAM PHOTO CARD: Insert a random one out of four (AFTER THE DREAM Ver. ONLY)