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Tomorrow X Together and Anitta perform onstage at the 2023 MTV VMAs
Tomorrow X Together and Anitta perform onstage at the 2023 MTV VMAs
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You Can’t Stream TXT & Anitta’s “Back For More” Just Yet, Sorry

The debut performance of Tomorrow x Together’s (shortened to the letters TXT) new track at the 2023 VMAs award ceremony is on the minds of  K-pop fans. The song is also a collaborative effort, as the group had Brazilian superstar Anitta feature on it and perform alongside them. With all of the excitement and anticipation around this VMA performance, let’s just say that TXT did more than deliver on stage. 

The group describes their song, “Back For More,” as a blend of K-pop and Latin music with a more sensual atmosphere. They stated in a press statement prior to their performance, “We think performing at an award ceremony in which many music fans around the world are interested, is an opportunity to let more people know of K-pop and Tomorrow X Together. It is a bit overwhelming premiering our new song on a prestigious stage but we practiced really hard for it.”

To begin, how could I not include the iconic entrance with the introduction of member Beomgyu? Beomgyu appears in a solo shot while the stage simulates rain. He then performs a step routine while the water mirrors his movements. (It really looks like a scene from a movie.) As thunder rolls across the stage, the rest of the members unite and the song begins — keep in mind, I’m still on the intro of the song. As the group performs on their own at the start of the first verse, Anitta joins the stage through a back staircase and performs her verse, even dancing alongside the members (I’m looking at you, Yeonjun)! The ensemble, together with Anitta, then switches to a dance break. The energetic break leads into the epic conclusion of the song, and the movements and gestures are honestly reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s signature style.

Twitter freaked out (just like me!) and shared their excitement with a series of tweets.

So, now that the live stage is over, you may be eager to find it on any streaming site available. Unfortunately, I’m here to tell you that it is not yet released, but don’t worry, I know exactly when you can begin listening!

So here’s the big reveal: The song will be available on streaming services on Sept. 15! In addition, on Sept. 18, the group plans to release a TXT-only version, followed by a house and afrobeat version to streaming platforms. While the group’s performance at the VMAs was not the group’s first American premiere — the group performed at Lollapalooza in both 2022 and 2023 — the VMAs performance this year served to highlight the group’s versatility and significance within the music industry. 

Siobhan Robinson is a member of the Her Campus national writing program. She works on the Entertainment and Culture team, covering the most recent pop culture events, trends, and entertainment releases. Previously, she worked as an Entertainment and Culture intern during the Spring 2023 semester, where she was supervised in writing breaking news verticals, live coverage of events such as the Grammys and Met Gala, and interviewing emerging Gen Z talent for Her Campus's "Next Questions" segment. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in Spring 2024 with a B.A. in Communication Studies from San Jose State University and received communication honors for completing a graduate-level course during her undergraduate studies. While in college, she was an active member of the SJSU chapter of Her Campus, serving on the executive board as Editor-In-Chief. In this role, she supervised a team of writers, senior editors, and copy editors, and assessed their articles for the site. Previously, she served as a senior editor, supervising a team of 4-5 writers, and also worked as a campus correspondent for the entire chapter. Additionally, she contributed to the school's publication magazine, Access, and became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. In her free time, Siobhan enjoys scrapbooking, hanging out with friends, going to concerts, and, of course, writing for fun! A die-hard fangirl, she loves sharing everything she knows about her favorite boy bands, even if you don't ask. If you need her, you'll likely find her binge-watching the latest K-drama or catching up on pop-culture social commentaries on YouTube.