2023 is looking to be an eventful year for K-pop act NCT and they’re capping it off with a new album as a full group. 

On Wednesday, August 9, NCT released the teaser for their fourth studio album Golden Age, which will be out on August 28. 

SM Entertainment confirmed that all 20 members in NCT’s different subgroups; NCT 127, NCT Dream, and WayV, will take part in the album.

The album will have two title tracks, including the full unit song “Golden Age.” Meanwhile, the other title track will be called “Baggy Jeans.” Only members Taeyeong, Ten, Doyoung, Jaehyun, and Mark reportedly took part in “Baggy Jeans.” 

Other details about the album have yet to be announced. 

Additionally, Golden Age will serve as NCT’s first full group comeback in more than a year and a half. Their last was the studio album Universe that was released in December 2021. 

Prior to the release of Golden Age, NCT will also hold their first-ever offline concert as a full group. Titled NCT Nation: To The World, it will be held on August 26 at the Incheon Munhak Stadium


NCT in 2023

2023 started with NCT having 23 members, but it has now whittled down to 20 following a series of changes. 

After a two-year hiatus, Lucas officially left NCT and WayV in May. SM Entertainment announced that Lucas plans to pursue a solo career. 

Also in May, Sungchan and Shotaro left NCT. The two, who made their debut as members of NCT in October 2020, were initially expected to join NCT’s next NCT unit. 

As of writing though, Sungchan and Shotaro are now members of RIIZE, SM Entertainment’s newest boy group. The seven-piece act is expected to debut on September 4 with the single album Get A Guitar.


Meanwhile, the members of NCT’s final unit will be formed through the predebut reality show NCT Universe: LASTART. 


Only six members will reportedly be part of NCT Tokyo. Four members are going to be chosen from the reality show NCT Universe: LASTART, while the other two members are SM Rookies Yushi and Sion.

Aside from that, NCT Lab also recently unveiled its lineup for four new releases and debuts. 

Featured image: NCT poses for their third album ‘Universe.’ Credit: Facebook/NCT