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130 mood : TRBL
Dean - 130 mood , TRBL.jpeg
EP by Dean
Released March 25, 2016 (2016-03-25)
Recorded 2015–2016
Length 24:07
Language Korean
Singles from 130 mood : TRBL
  1. "I Love It"
    Released: October 23, 2015
  2. "Pour Up"
    Released: November 6, 2015
  3. "Bonnie & Clyde"
    Released: March 21, 2016
  4. "D (Half Moon)"
    Released: March 23, 2016
  5. "what2do"
    Released: June 29, 2016

130 mood : TRBL is the debut extended play by South Korean singer Dean. It was released by Joombas and Universal Music Group on March 24, 2016.

Background and release[edit]

On March 21, Dean released a music video for "Bonnie & Clyde", the first track from 130 Mood : TRBL, in which he plays the role of Clyde in a reenactment of Bonnie and Clyde.[1] On March 23, a music video for another track, "D (Half Moon)" featuring Gaeko was released and a showcase was held in Gangnam, Seoul.[2][3][4] The seven-track EP was released the following day, its title named after the racing number '130', which James Dean had painted on his car, and which embodies the same experimental spirit he feels about music.[5] The 'TRBL' portion of the title is a stylisation of 'trouble'.[6] The album is intended to narrate a love story through its consecutive tracks[7] and was written and produced by Dean along with collaborators, with several of the tracks previously released as singles.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
IZM[9]3.5/5 stars
The Star'[10]8/10

Billboard K-Town columnist Jeff Benjamin described the chart position on the Heatseekers Albums chart uncommon for a K-pop act, and especially for a debut release. He said that the album was an "impressive debut creatively that pushes R&B ahead into the future with its compositions and collaborations – notably the woozy "Pour Up" featuring Zico of Block B, the Weeknd-recalling "21" and "What 2 Do" with Korean R&B star Crush and L.A. singer Jeff Bernat."[11] The album was picked number 5, as one of the 10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2016 by Billboard.[12] The Star gave the album 8 stars out of 10, and praised the album, saying it "soothes and tantalises", and is an "impressive debut album."[10] Bandwagon gave the album a positive review, "His songwriting in 130 Mood: TRBL shows. His future R&B production is top-class, and his ability to write memorable hooks and sultry, resonant melodies is on full display through the short seven-track record."[13] IZM praised Dean's vocals and melody of the album, especially the track "21", noticing that his talent reaches its peak on that track.[9]

Commercial performance[edit]

The EP charted at No. 10 on the Gaon Album Chart,[14] No. 3 on the Billboard World Albums chart, and No. 22 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart, while "Bonnie & Clyde" entered Billboard's World Digital Songs chart at No. 12.[11]

Track listing[edit]

1."And You? (outro)" (어때 (outro); eottae)DeanfluenzaDeanfluenza, 2xxx!2xxx!3:33
2."Pour Up" (풀어; pul-eo; featuring Zico)Deanfluenza, ZicoDeanfluenza, Jayrah Gibson, Count JusticeCount Justice3:36
3."Bonnie & Clyde"DeanfluenzaDeanfluenza, 2xxx!2xxx!, Deanfluenza1:53
4."what2do" (featuring Crush, Jeff Bernat)Deanfluenza, Jeff BernatDeanfluenza, Hyuk Shin, Jeff Bernat, JBird, CrushJBird3:06
5."D (half moon)" (featuring Gaeko)Deanfluenza, GaekoDeanfluenza, Hyuk Shin, Osinachi Nwanari, 2xxx!, Chek ParrenHyuk Shin, Osinachi Nwanari, 2xxx!, Deanfluenza, Chek Parren3:34
6."I Love It" (featuring Dok2)Deanfluenza, Dok2Deanfluenza, Jayrah Gibson, B.A.M.B.A.M.3:27
7."21"DeanfluenzaDeanfluenza, Reone, 2xxx!, Delly Boi, JBirdReone, 2xxx!, Delly Boi, Deanfluenza, JBird4:13
Total length:24:07

Charts and sales[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[14] 10
US World Albums (Billboard)[11] 3
US Heetseekers Albums (Billboard)[11] 22


Chart Sales
South Korea 17,391[15]


Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards Song of the Year "D (Half Moon)" Nominated
2017 Korean Hip-Hop Awards[16] Album of the Year 130 mood: TRBL Nominated
R&B Track of the Year "D (half moon)" Won
14th Korean Music Awards[17] Best R&B & Soul Album 130 mood: TRBL Nominated
Best R&B & Soul Song "21" Nominated

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref
Worldwide March 25, 2016 CD, Digital download Joombas, Universal Music Group [18]


  1. ^ Jang, Gyeong-guk (March 22, 2016). 가수 딘, ‘bonnie & clyde’ MV 공개… 모델 고소현과 호흡 (in Korean). The Dong-A Ilbo. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ Park, So-Young (March 22, 2016). 딘♥고소현, 파격 결말 '보니&클라이드' MV 전격 공개 (in Korean). The Chosun Ilbo/Osen. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Rebel of a songwriter". The Straits Times. May 4, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ Park, So-Young (March 23, 2016). 가장 '핫'한 뮤지션 딘, 믿고 듣는 음악이 여기있소[종합] (in Korean). The Chosun Ilbo/Osen. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ Yoon, Seong-yeol (March 23, 2016). 딘 "새 앨범 130 mood, 제임스 딘 차에서 따왔다" (in Korean). JoongAng Ilbo. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  6. ^ Lee, Eun-Ho (March 24, 2016). [TEN 현장] 딘의 음악성, 정체성, 그리고 '독보' (in Korean). Ten Asia. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  7. ^ Park, So-Young (translated by Heewon Kim) (March 23, 2016). "Dean releases an EP album [130 mood: TRBL]". Korea JoongAng Daily/Osen. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  8. ^ "130 mood TRBL". Naver. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Dean – 130 mood : TRBL: Album Review. IZM (in Korean). Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "Review: 130 Mood: TRBL by Dean". The Star. July 28, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b c d Benjamin, Jeff (April 11, 2016). "Dean Brings Korean R&B to World, Heatseekers Album Charts With Debut EP". Billboard. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  12. ^ "10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2016: Critic's Picks". Billboard. December 22, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Dean, the soulful R&B wunderkind who's quietly dominating K-pop". Bandwagon. October 25, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "Gaon 2016년 13주차 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on March 26, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  15. ^ Cummulative sales for 130 mood
  16. ^ "2017 Korean Hip Hop Awards – Nominees List". Korean Hip Hop Awards. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  17. ^ "KMA2017: Nominees for 14th Korean Music Awards". Indieful ROK. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Dean – 130 Mood: TRBL". Bandwagon. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 

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