Editors’ Notes On Neo Zone, the Seoul boy band NCT 127 made space for a fresh wave of naturalized NCTzens with smooth R&B (“White Night,” “Not Alone,” “Dreams Come True”), cool pop (“Boom”), and aggressive stances (“Kick It,” “MAD DOG,” “Sit Down!”). The Final Round repackages their 2020 full-length album with four new songs: a sophisticated hip-hop/pop track (“NonStop”), a mood-soaked interstitial (“Prelude”), and a gorgeous piano ballad (“Make Your Day”)—then the seismic single “Punch” is a shock of coiled energy, providing a complimentary counterstrike to “Kick It.” NCT 127 members Johnny, Mark, and Jaehyun gave Apple Music their thoughts on “Punch.”

Mark: “‘Punch’ starts off with an intro verse that is made up of strong, compact lines. I feel like my tone in particular has a sharp point that pierces through and attentively delivers the lyrics to the listener. During the recording process, I tried my best to use that tone of mine for ‘Punch’ especially.”
Jaehyun: “Whispering was the most interesting part while recording punch. I had to put in the energy but also whisper at the same time, and recording the chorus was fun. It felt more like chanting.”
Johnny: “‘Punch’ is a song about punching away all of our previous problems and traumas, and trying to move forward. I feel like that is the kind of motivation we need right now.”

SONG
Punch
1
3:24
 
NonStop
2
3:24
 
Prelude
3
1:45
 
Kick It
4
3:53
 
Boom
5
3:29
 
Pandora's Box
6
4:09
 
Day Dream
7
3:25
 
Make Your Day
8
3:35
 
Interlude: Neo Zone
9
1:39
 
MAD DOG
10
3:03
 
Sit Down!
11
3:20
 
Love Me Now
12
4:08
 
Love Song
13
3:35
 
White Night
14
4:03
 
Not Alone
15
3:45
 
Dreams Come True
16
3:45
 
Elevator (127F)
17
3:29