TENSE is the seventh album by TVXQ, released on January 6, 2014. The song "Something" was used to promote the album.

The repackaged version of this album titled Spellbound (수리수리; Surisuri) was released on February 27, 2014 with three new songs, including the promoted track "Spellbound".

TVXQ! 동방신기 Something Music Video

TVXQ! 동방신기 Something Music Video


TVXQ promoting the album

Tracklist Edit

  1. TEN (10 YEARS)
  2. Something
  3. Your Man (너의 남자)
  4. Moonlight Fantasy (오늘밤)
  5. Beside (그 대신 내가)
  6. Double Trouble
  7. Off-Road
  8. Smoky Heart (갈증)
  9. Love Again
  10. Steppin' (뒷모습)
  11. Rise...
  12. Always With You (항상 곁에 있을게)

Repackage Edit

  1. Spellbound (수리수리)
  2. TEN (10 YEARS)
  3. Something
  4. Your Man (너의 남자)
  5. Moonlight Fantasy (오늘밤)
  6. Beside (그 대신 내가)
  7. Double Trouble
  8. Off-Road
  9. Heaven's Day
  10. Smoky Heart (갈증)
  11. Love Again
  12. Steppin' (뒷모습)
  13. Rise...
  14. November With Love (11월... 그리고)
  15. Always With You (항상 곁에 있을게)

Video Links Edit

Credits Edit

  1. Spellbound
  2. TEN (10 YEARS)
    • Lyrics & Music: Yoo Young-jin
  3. Something
    • Lyrics: Yoo Young-jin
    • Music: Yoo Young-jin, Yoo Han-jin
  4. Your Man
    • Lyrics: Kenzie
    • Music: Kenzie, Kim Jung-bae
  5. Moonlight Fantasy
    • Lyrics: Jeon Gan-di
    • Music: Coach & Sendo, Alexander Holmgren
  6. Beside
    • Lyrics: JQ
    • Music: Albi Albertsson, Ricky Hanley, Stephan Elfgren
  7. Double Trouble
  8. Off-Road
    • Lyrics: Seo Ji-eum
    • Music: Peter Habib, Marc Joseph, Adam Nierow, Yaroslav Vynnytsky
  9. Heaven's Day
    • Lyrics: Max
    • Music: Shin Hyuk, DK, Sean Fenton, RE:ONE
  10. Smoky Heart
    • Lyrics: Seo Ji-eum
    • Music: Brian Kennedy, Dewain Whitmore
  11. Love Again
    • Lyrics: Jang Yeon-jung
    • Music: Kim Tae-sung, Andrew Choi, Fast Lane, Sky Beatz
  12. Steppin'
    • Lyrics: Jeon Gan-di
    • Music: Im Gwang-wook, Andrew Jackson, Martin Hedegaard
  13. Rise...
    • Lyrics: Max
    • Music: Jarkko Ehnqvist, Pessi Levanto, Martin Mulholland, Deez
  14. November With Love
    • Lyrics: U-Know, Kim Woo-joo
    • Music: U-Know, Lee Oh-won, Yoon Sang-jo
  15. Always With You
    • Lyrics: Hwanghyun (MonoTree), Shin Agnes
    • Music: Hwanghyun (MonoTree)

Charting Edit

Chart Rank Sales Total Sales
Gaon Yearly Album Chart 4

12 (Repackage)


110,566 (Repack.)


110,566+ (Repack.)

307,537 (Total)

Gaon Monthly Album Chart 1

3 (Repackage)


61,405 (Repack.)

Gaon Weekly Album Chart 1

2 (Repackage)


Trivia Edit

  • The record was promoted as a commemorative album for TVXQ's tenth debut anniversary.
  • Tense received general acclaim from music critics, who commended the album's cohesive production and TVXQ's vocal performance.
  • According to the Gaon Albums Chart, Tense is the fourth best-selling Korean album of 2014, selling 196,971 physical units.
  • When introducing their new album to the fans at their "Time Slip" concert in December 2013, Max Changmin stated that he considered Tense to be their proudest record from their catalog.
  • With its focus on more mature music styles, the album steers away from TVXQ's usual electronic sound, opting for more acoustic backing. Tense has also been described as "less powerful" than their previous albums.
  • The repackage Spellbound sold 110,566 physical units in 2014, becoming TVXQ's best-selling repackage album on the Gaon Albums Chart
  • Complementing the magical concept of "Spellbound", a deck of collectible playing cards are also included in the album's packaging.
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