After what seems like forever, K-pop behemoth EXO is making their hotly-anticipated comeback with their fifth studio album Don’t Mess Up My Temp0 on 2 November.
EXO is no stranger to experimenting with different genres and concepts with every comeback – whether it’s serving up reggae-EDM vibes with ‘Kokobop’, or going full-on swagger mode with the hip-hop banger ‘Overdose’ – and now we’re getting an entire album dedicated to the rock genre. Bikes, bad boy vibes and leather jackets? We’re digging that.
— EXO (@weareoneEXO) October 1, 2018
As if EXO-Ls aren’t losing their heads already, it’s been confirmed that Lay will be participating in the Chinese version of this new release, making it the first album to feature all nine members since their third studio album Ex’Act in 2016. At the news of the long-awaited OT9 reunion, it didn’t take long for fans to get extra riled up for their domestic return.
First things first, we’re no longer going kokobop.
NO LONGER GOING KOKOBOP https://t.co/TvKU9AAGRO
— b 🍓 (@plusbyun) October 4, 2018
before we say goodbye to KoKoBop, let’s all never forget that THIS song broke so many records and it is even the most tweeted song for the year 2017! 💯 pic.twitter.com/oLSNW0rPbM
— ✨ (@xoxoforexo_) October 8, 2018
The Kokobop era will be missed.
There were some EXO-Ls who went crazy with memes.
exo-l’s when they hear that exo is making a comeback after 12 million years pic.twitter.com/xvEbhVwhzW
— squishyjunguwu on ig (@_squishyjunguwu) October 7, 2018
EXO’S COMEBACK COME TO MEH pic.twitter.com/mfnC86nER9
— ℓiz 🌸 semi-hiatus (@mollyysim) October 2, 2018
Others were freaking out about their new rock concept.
I FREAKING CAN’T BELIEVE!!!! ROCK HAS BEEN FOREVER MY FAVORITE GENRE AND YOU’RE TELLING ME WE’RE GETTING A WHOLE ROCK ALBUM FROM EXO?????????????? pic.twitter.com/d4xbvcbPC3
— kai (@kaipics) October 5, 2018
EXO as a rock band: pic.twitter.com/d1PvgW457l
— Isa🎃 Xing-Tober|EXO🎃 (@spookyixng) October 5, 2018
— feeling uncomfortable 25/8 (@Natansoo) October 5, 2018
Throwback to their heavy metal version of ‘MAMA’ on 2016 SBS Gayo Daejun. Iconic.
But most importantly, everybody can’t wait for OT9!
EXO OT9 COMEBACK YALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS A WIN FOR EXO AND EXO-LS ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!
— the nation’s husband (@wondeukist) October 4, 2018
— 새벽 별 ☆ Sol Day 🌻 (@Pikuchen) October 4, 2018
Repeat after us: the kings are back!
EXO is set to make their full group comeback with Don’t Mess With My Tempo on 2 November 2018. Album preorders are now open.