Fiction and Fact is the first full length album from korean band Beast. It was released in Korea on May 17, 2011 and contains 10 songs total: 8 new songs an Unplugged Version of their song "Lightless" and an Orchestra Version of their title track "Fiction".
The album’s intro track, “The Fact“, is meant to fit in with their title track, “Fiction“. The intro song alone was intended to convey a message of deep sensitivity. “Fiction” is a track that breaks away from B2ST’s usual strong sound, and emphasizes its softer piano melody and lyrics. The song tells of a love that they want to cling to, even if by writing a novel. The depth of this song’s emotions are further explored in the orchestrated version of “Fiction”, which is also included in the album.
The first single released, “On Rainy Days“, was recorded on an actual rainy day in order to further accentuate the feeling of sorrow emphasized in the song. “You” steps away from the sad atmosphere by delivering a song overflowing with the joys of love. To bump it up a notch, “Virus” mixes electronic dubstep and R&B qualities, giving listeners a unique variety of music styles.“Freeze” was a song written, composed, and arranged by member Jun Hyung. Jun Hyung wrote this with B2ST’s fanbase in mind, and decided to present it to them as a musical gift. Speaking of musical gifts, an unplugged version of their previously released “Lightless” has also been included in this album
01. The Fact
03. Back to You
07. 불러보지만 (Though I Call)
08. 비가 오는 날엔 (On Rainy Days)
09. Lightless (Unplugged Ver.)
10. Fiction (Orchestra Ver.)
The song "On Rainy Days" was released as a digital single on May 12 which received an explosive response ever since. A company representative also stated, “While singing the song, the members of Beast, drunk with emotions, all shed tears” and “The recording had to be stopped multiple times because they couldn’t hold back their tears.”
The full album and the music video for the title song "Fiction" were released on May 17. The boys will make their comeback with "Fiction" on Mnet M! Countdown on May 19, 2011