Fans are highly anticipating Stray Kids‘ next comeback. With the first teaser for “MANIAC” released, it’s safe to say fans cannot wait for the full video.
The teaser was short and well, not so sweet, so here are 8 things that fans want to see more of.
1. New hair colors
From Lee Know‘s dark hair to Hyunjin‘s fire red, fans are excited to get a closer look at these amazing colors.
Trying to get screenshots of Hyunjin’s red hair in Maniac like 😭 pic.twitter.com/GHOnXK5USq
— #ODDINARY D-3! 03.18 (@skznewsupdates) March 14, 2022
2. Stylish fits
The teaser alone showed Bang Chan with painted nails and Felix in a sheer top. They are sure to wear many more amazing pieces.
MANIAC BANG CHAN?! THE NAILS?! THE FIT?? THE HAIR?? pic.twitter.com/A6zw9NN5Yw
— bangchan (@CAPTAINCB97s) March 14, 2022
3. Inventive choreo
Some fans thought the snippet of choreography seen in the teaser felt like a different vibe than Stray Kids normally does. On top of that, it seems that the dance may match some aspects of the lyrics which will be interesting to see.
omg so kstays noticed when the lyrics were talking about screws, hyunjin’s fingers were crossed together and moved to mimic a screw, THE DETAIL pic.twitter.com/ldnb35r3bm
— ams ❀ 2.0 (@hyunjinie320) March 14, 2022
Since the first piece of information about the comeback was released, fans have been theorizing about the concept. The teaser led to even more speculation. Fans can’t wait for answers.
wait so han got an entire separate scene in the teaser and he’s not in the group choreo, plus his outfit is a different vibe than everyone else….is he the maniac? pic.twitter.com/3k5VHW4pL1
— beth ☻ (@oddinaryprint) March 14, 2022
5. Incredible wordplay
Stray Kids are known for including wordplay in their songs. When the full lyrics are released, it’ll all come together.
i'm still mind blown over the wordplay maniac that sounds like many-악(ag = evil) and also <loose screw> double meaning.. it could be common phrase for going insane or screw in monster (victor frankestein) pic.twitter.com/sAz3ee3guG
— oddivnary 🔩 (@thrccracha) March 14, 2022
6. Intricate details
The music video set already seems to have an incredible amount of detail. There will surely be more to analyze in the full video.
— 엔🔩 (@foxeology) March 14, 2022
7. Label-mate similarities
Some fans have pointed to similarities between NMIXX‘s “O.O” and the “MANIAC” teaser. Since both groups are under JYP Entertainment, it’s plausible that they are somehow connected.
Anyone else see similarities in NMIXX’s O.O and Stray Kids’s MANIAC?
– similar street and architecture
– bright and dark contrast of the street
– the flying fish/butterfly#StrayKids #MANIAC_SKZ #NMIXX #OO pic.twitter.com/eLJXMfKZag
— ke || sullyoon O.ODDINARY (@OurNMIXX) March 14, 2022
8. The next big thing
Fans feel the power from this new comeback. Will it be the next big thing for the group? Only time will tell.
y-you guys think m-manic might dethrone g-god’s menu…
— leah ☻ maniac (@skzzphoria) March 14, 2022
MANIAC FEELS LIKE SUCH A NEW SIDE OF THEM YET STILL VERY STRAY KIDS
— tala (@havenskz) March 14, 2022
not to be dramatic but maniac is going to be a turning point in skz's career and i truly believe that
— deja (@queercb97) March 14, 2022
You can watch the full teaser here!