SM’s Latest Group, RIIZE, Officially Debuts: Here’s What You Need to Know

RIIZE officially debuted on September 4, 2023 with their single “Get A Guitar”.

RIIZE 라이즈, short for RISE & REALIZE, is a group that consists of 7 members: Shotaro, Eunseok, Sungchan, Wonbin, Seunghan, Sohee, and Anton.

In a video, RIIZE and their producers, Kim Hyung-guk and Lee Sang-min, explained more about the group and their goals.

RIIZE is a team that will grow together and make their dreams come true. They’ll bring emotional pop, which is a music style that will express RIIZE’s emotions. Their goal is for RIIZE to be a long-lasting group, just like their seniors in SM, and to bring happiness to their audience.

Prior to their debut, RIIZE attended KCON L.A. and released two videos.

On August 20, RIIZE had their first official performance at KCON. SM plans to heavily promote the group in the U.S., which is why the group has been signed to the American label RCA Records.

The two videos they previously released were a performance video for “Siren,” which the song hasn’t been officially released yet, and “Memories,” which is officially available on music streaming platforms alongside “Get A Guitar.”

The group’s strength lies in their vocals and strong choreographies. It appears that RIIZE will be less experimental with their concept and sound compared to their predecessors. Their music is easy to listen to and refreshing, especially “Memories” and “Get A Guitar.”


Commonly asked questions about RIIZE:

Is RIIZE part of NCT?
  • No, they are not. RIIZE is its own group under SM Entertainment. Shotaro and Sungchan were briefly part of NCT during NCT 2020. But they are no longer part of NCT. They are only part of RIIZE.
Who is the youngest person in RIIZE?
  • Anton, he is an 04′ liner. Therefore, he is the maknae of the group.
Who are the members in RIIZE?
  • Shotaro, Eunseok, Sungchan, Wonbin, Seunghan, Sohee, and Anton.
Who is the leader in RIIZE?
  • The leader hasn’t been announced yet.