To rejoice EXO member KAI dropping his newest solo album Rover, practically all his band members got here collectively for a light-hearted response viewing of his new music video.
For the primary time collectively in years — after completely different members dealt with their obligatory Southern Korean navy service from 2019 to 2023 — EXO’s Suho, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O, Xiumin, Sehun and KAI gathered as eight to evaluate KAI’s new single, achieve some perception from their bandmate, and tease upcoming EXO music.
Regardless of being lively with solo albums and particular releases, EXO has not launched music collectively as an entire group (which incorporates ninth member Lay, who’s presently lively in China) since 2018 with their sixth studio album, Don’t Mess Up My Tempo, which grew to become their highest-charting entry on the Billboard 200 when it peaked at No. 23.
Regardless of the pleasant viewing, KAI admitted his nerves and the way it was the primary time watching one in all his solo music movies along with his members. “I really feel so nervous,” he shared. “It looks like an analysis session. It feels actually odd.”
But his band mates showered KAI with compliments on his dancing (Xiumin stated, “I really like that choreography”), single alternative (“The music is so good,” commented D.O), and future success with “Rover” (Chanyeol stated, “This could make it to the Billboard charts”).
After applauding on the finish, a number of EXO members shared further evaluations.
“To begin with, I actually just like the model of the music,” youngest member Sehun stated. “The choreography is nice. I believe the manufacturing was nice too. Everybody agrees, proper?”
Chen added, “From what we’ve seen from KAI earlier than, we all know he’s an amazing performer however from this music video, I used to be additionally in a position to see extra of KAI as an individual, like his appearing, the entire environment. I believe it’s truthful to say I may really feel that he’s matured extra. I may see a extra manly facet.”
“I beloved it as a result of it appeared such as you relaxed extra,” Baekhyun, a member of SuperM with KAI, stated. “You went for much less. I appreciated how I may inform you did that.”
Chanyeol even urged that the fellows “make this an EXO music” and “select this as our subsequent music,” a tease for his or her extremely anticipated comeback album collectively. KAI shared that he “really actually talked about that” suggestion earlier than Chanyeol dismissed the concept and countered that “solely KAI can pull this off.”
Earlier than the video ends, EXO chief Suho shared a heartfelt message whereas asking followers to help KAI’s new music: “We, EXO, will at all times be rooting for him by his facet as properly.”
Watch the total response video for why KAI selected to shorten his new single, completely different film and dance inspirations within the visible, and extra from the EXO members.