Editors’ Notes In 2020, MONSTA X entered the mainstream pop conversation with its all-English-language ballads album ALL ABOUT LUV. Just three months later, the group exits the tunnel of LUV and boards the FANTASIA thrill ride. Their eighth mini-album is full of lyrical twists and EDM drops, beginning with the title track. The rap line springs to life on “ZONE,” while club culture courses through “Chaotic” and “IT AIN’T OVER.” Yet there’s more to FANTASIA X than big-tent kicks. “FLOW” invokes Bruce Lee’s “be water” ethos in its call for courage in the face of hardship. And “Stand Up” doubles as a celebratory summer anthem and call for comfort to those affected by COVID-19.