When the trailer for the upcoming drama Twenty Five Twenty One was released on February 8, NCTzens recognized a very familiar voice singing the soundtrack. They were immediately convinced that it was NCT‘s Taeil, but Taeil did not acknowledge it. In fact, he straight up hilariously denied it—though fans soon saw right through him.
Fans were extremely suspicious that it was him from the beginning, even if not everyone was completely sure yet.
why this ost for 'twenty-five, twenty-one' sound like nct's taeil?! please tell me i'm not wrong 😳😳 https://t.co/U5ndcE6WeR
— 티유💛 (@taeil_universe) February 7, 2022
For most fans, however, it was pretty clear that it was none other than NCT’s main vocal, Taeil—whose powerful vocals will always be instantly recognizable. Even though nothing had been officially confirmed, NCTzens were already excited for a “Moon Taeil OST.”
"u're my starlight, u're my sunshine……" aaaaa who is excited for moon taeil ost ??? 😭😭😭 neozen
— BASE ON | PATUHI RULES. (@nctzenbase) February 8, 2022
Yet, Taeil strangely denied his involvement. Fans were amused, especially since Taeil was not particularly convincing in his efforts.
taeil: (has an upcoming ost)
taeil: ppyong I’m really into space and aliens rn hehe and I can watch movies until the end 💛
— ً (@taeil_mp4) February 8, 2022
taeil lying his ass off about being unemployed during fansigns only to be thwarted by unofficial news less than 24 hrs later is so funny to me
— starlight 2.13 🥞 (@taeiltrack) February 8, 2022
taeil: i'm a bum 🙁
— ً (@mtizcl) February 8, 2022
With a fansign event coming up, fans resolved to ask him about his OST then. But Taeil did not budge on his answer, and hilariously pretended instead that he didn’t know what fans were talking about.
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i played the ost, didnt even say a word but he immediately asking "who? whos song?" "i don't know"
— v i (@svnfullsun) February 9, 2022
I asked about the OST and this is his answer. That “Eung? I don’t know~” 👀 pic.twitter.com/LaMplQFwwN
— esty ✨starlight✨ (@helloitsesty) February 9, 2022
Fans finally got an official confirmation when NCT NEWS, one of the segments of the new NCT show, made ‘the announcement.’
The NCT news segment will be issuing monthly information on the members’ activities, both group and individual ones. Therefore, some fans speculated that Taeil was simply waiting for the news to be released through the first episode of NCT NEWS…
so taeil keep on lying and hide it from the fans bcs they'll show him on the nct news I can't believe this man pic.twitter.com/bWSSy6PibP
— fik | starlight out now✨ (@moonidance) February 10, 2022
…while others pointed out that he has always had a tendency to keep things to himself.
taeil doesn’t talk about any of his works, unless it’s alr released
— 🌕 (@stronymntl) February 7, 2022
taeil always makes it seem like hes jobless whenever hes working on stuff and YET i always fall for it like???
— ✨STARLIGHT by TAEIL✨ (@taeilmain) February 8, 2022
taeil really be letting his action speaks for it self. you ask him if he’s working on any music and he would say no. then the next day you find out he’s released an ost, a collab and a solo 🥲
— dani | ✨starlight – out now✨ (@_nessetaeil) February 8, 2022
Even back in December 2021, fans were already pointing out how Taeil keeps on surprising everyone with unexpected projects.
stanning taeil is so funny like you think hes jobless but then the guy gets 3 collabs, he doesn't talk abt ppl outside nct but then you discover he's friends with a lot of producers & artists outside kpop, he's composing for years but drops his song in a concert w/o a warning pic.twitter.com/MdOr5zP2Bc
— starlight 💫 (@moondxnse) December 18, 2021
All in all, NCTzens are extremely happy to have a Taeil solo project once again, even though his attempts to lie about it were hilarious!
taeil: idk who sang that song it’s not me idk 🤷♂️ ~^^
— ً (@taeil_mp4) February 10, 2022
Congratulations to Taeil on his new OST!
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the full episode of NCT NEWS on the link below!