On January 4, NCTzens noticed that a new song was posted on NCT U‘s official Spotify account. The song is not by NCT U, which led many fans to believe that the group’s Spotify was hacked.
Although the song “What You Need” has NCT U listed as the artist, fans immediately knew the song wasn’t by the K-Pop boy group.
When they checked the song’s credits, they saw that the song was written and produced by someone named Kemony.
There is an artist named Kemony who has his own official Spotify account, and he is presumably the hacker of NCT U’s account.
When fans played the track, they were greeted by a trap-inspired beat accompanying a man singing lyrics like “Why am I so sad?” and “Everyone left me by my side.” The song sounded nothing like any of NCT U’s previous releases.
How did the NCT U account get hacked again
What you need sounds like someone used GarageBand to make it pic.twitter.com/YVQdTu62ND
— ◡̈ 🦕 KUN’S BIRTHDAY (@suns_sunflower) January 5, 2022
Fans took to Twitter and TikTok to spread the news of the alleged hack.
@NCTsmtown @SMTOWNGLOBAL Has NCT U's spotify account been hacked?🤨 There's a new single release from the 4th of January 2022 but it doesn't seem like an official track at all. The song is called "What you need". pic.twitter.com/ALxPzUWDzx
— dreamy (@dreamy03619097) January 5, 2022
NCTU SPOTIFY HAS BEEN HACKED.. pic.twitter.com/qMUo9C9ykp
— Apple/ (@jungwoooooyah) January 5, 2022
seems that this dude kemony/FNF RICHER hacked NCT U spotify account or did something like that. the first song appears as a new release on NCT U spotify page… and it’s still up@SMTOWNGLOBAL @NCTsmtown https://t.co/lMrNDJkGQI pic.twitter.com/to1f2qnJ6Z
— ec (@eckothegecko) January 5, 2022
This is not the first time NCT U’s Spotify account has been allegedly hacked. In November 2021, another artist’s songs were listed on the K-Pop group’s official artist page.
While many fans believe “What U Need” and the songs that were uploaded to NCT U’s account in November were uploaded by hackers, it’s possible that the songs were somehow incorrectly tagged by Spotify’s system. As of right now, “What U Need” is still listed as an NCT U song.