Finally, my long awaited EXO comeback ♥ As you all might not know, I’m a hardcore EXO-L, I’ve been following them since their pre- debut days, that’s about 5 years ^^ And Sehun is my ultimate bias ♥♥♥♥
Aa some of you might know, EXO has released their 4th album, called ‘ The War ‘, which was still released in 2 languages- korean, chinese. So this is my first time making a review about EXO’s music, or even anyone’s music, so here I go !
So this is the new EXO logo, I really resembles the ‘summer’ vibe. Creative design, again.
First, lets talk about the title song, Ko Ko Bop’s music video. Matching the logo, and the summer season, the MV is really colourful and playful, besides I think they also used their ‘superpowers’ as an interesting element in their new music video. There’s hamburgers floating around, handsome guys dancing and singing around, which makes me hungry…. Ya know what I mean haha! But I miss Lay too~
EXO are still able to deliver very sharp dance moves in the music video, as usual. But I really wish there were more to be shown in the video, the synchronization of their moves still gets me!
- The Eve
- Ko Ko Bop (Title track)
- What U Do
- Touch It
- Walk On Memories
- Going Crazy
A song which can kinda be used as the title track if ‘Ko Ko Bop’ wasn’t (which most of the songs in the album are). The background beat of the opening was leading me to hear more about it, although it’s not a super upbeat song but it somewhat develops into a song that you can body wave to (especially the faux horn in the chorus part). Sexy song ^~^
Live performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz6SHUbvgwo
The title track itself is a tropical house beat song, it was all smooth until the dance break and beat dropped, it kinda shocked me, ’cause I though the whole song was just going to be ‘normal’. It’s different from what EXO usually sound like, but this is something fresh for them. It has some sort of reggae vibe and the bold chorus makes the song more special. Their vocals are awesome, as usual~~~
Live performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc0XW89yKrk
When I first listened to the song, the sound at the start made me think that I opened the wrong link into some commercial or something. Overall, this is a pop song with old school vibes, a song which gives you positive energy!
This song has a lot of diverse sounds in it, from the rap till the soulful vocals. I especially loved D.O. , Chen & Baekhyun’s part in the song, which is the chorus part, it just gives the song a powerful boost, giving a futuristic vibe. While, Chanyeol and Sehun’s rap part is also well done. (The part where Chanyeol raps in non-human speed)
The song kicks in with the sound of the grand piano, but ended up with an Arabian vibe, the adlibs in this song were great. I really felt like I’m in Egypt or some other country, and that ‘shinin shinin just like a diamond’ part just made this song kept repeating in my mind.
A very catchy song, just feel like dancing to this song! The song has a retro theme, but mixed with modern elements, the vocals shined out in this song, expecially D.O.’s voice, a very 90s vibe, the music was light and rich.
The song was very diverse in each part, it sounded a bit like different songs mixed together, which the rap part caught me off guard, which is my favourite part of the song.
The whole song was slow and soft, it’s suitable for listening if you want to relax and have a rest. The dreamy tone of the song made me feel like I’m in my dreams, airy background music with soothing voacls.
Love the instrumental of this song, all the random violin bits in the background just adds up the tension of the song ♥ The beginning was very mysterious, the EDM matches well with the rest of the song. Well composed song in my opinion. (extra: although Lay was absent in this comeback, but still decided to use his picture)
I just wanna share my love for these boys, if you’re interested to know more, you can click into the links that I’ve insert above, or do some research of your own about ‘EXO’. They are a korean boy band, debuted under SM Entertainment in the year 2012, currently has 9 members.
Personal Song Ranking (The War)
I’m also going to anticipate in their repackage album of ‘THE WAR”, hope the album will be as good as this particular one, and wish to see Lay also joining the group in the future promotions. All I can say is GOOD MUSIC + HOT GUYS = EXO ♥ See ya guys soon, LOVE, CASS.