EXO IS BACCCKKKKK! With a trippy sign and an epic title song and they are here to take all our money.
Now at first glance this looks like a cube, doesn’t it? But it actually spells E-X-O. My question is who’s the genius who discovered it? Or maybe it was more like they were running out of ideas and one day looked at a cube funny and bam, the most clever logo was created.
Regardless, the EXO logo, fresh for this comeback is genius. It’s simple and classy but also very inventive. And perhaps this is to reflect how EXO is now. They’ve went through a lot, from Kris leaving abruptly, Baekhyun dating Taeyeon, and Luhan leaving. At the end of the crazy roller coaster, they had two less members and there were only two Chinese members left. Would there still be two EXOs or would they merge together? Could they rise from all the bad news that swamped them?
Of course. This is EXO, presently the star child of SM. After all the work put into the group, SM couldn’t afford losing EXO to circumstances. And so, they built up the ante for this comeback with extremely slick teasers shot in ten different cities in several different countries. They also got the fans involved, as the first letter of each city was a letter to the main promoting song.
And then they released the audio for “Call Me Baby” which completely demolished the music charts without any promotion. Then a fan song was released for 10 hours. Then last night, the album was dropped. And just two hours ago, the MV for “Call Me Baby” was dropped.
I already love the song “Call Me Baby” so now the MV is just to see the members (I guess?) and the dance. Already the song has made a great impression on me. The producers did an excellent job and I think this is what EXO needed: a fun song to swing back into the scene showing that they’re fine and that they’re back to completely wreck the music charts. Let’s put it this way: this was the group that won several awards for best album and best song. I’m positive that this will happen with “Call Me Baby” as well. In fact, if it doesn’t I’ll be shocked.
Okay, enough of my rambling, to the MV!
Black and white the picture is
Roll up in my car like SWAG
Ew your hair
You’re not cool kai
Level headphones subliminal message
LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH THO
He has a nice voice
Love how they popped out from nowehere
At least they’re not in boxes
Those pants kai
So many of them tho
That falsetto D.O!
Whoa chen calm down
Tao has a nice voice
Kai’s pants need to stop
Nice overlap of voices
OMG THE BREAKDOWN PART
Those body rolls
Black and white?
I feel like it should have become more colorful instead tho
And the trippy logo k cool
EXO IS BACK
HATERS GONNA HATE BUT MAN THAT WAS AN EPIC SONG
tao roll up in the red car
see, this kid pulls of swag so much better no offense kai
why you frowning tho
eh just gonna chill with my headphones
pretty much the same except start with tao?
Oh with different vocals at diff parts
So then did they pretty much combine
Yea cause it’s not exo-m
WHOA LAY SOUNDED SO MUCH LIKE HENRY
Whoa suho calm down with your hip thrusts
Tho its only 10 im still overwhelmed so many members…
Nice sharp moves, as per usual
Gah now idk if I want it in Korean or chinese
The four main vocalists
AH THE EPIC BREAKDOWN PART
Hm chinese rap sounds nice
Wait xiumin raps?
It’s hard to separate my love of the song from the music video. If you didn’t get it from my reaction, I was more excited by the song than the music video itself. I mean, the music video is a pretty standard video of the members going around in cool looking cars and dancing in random places cause why not. I thought it was interesting that the video had two white stripes on the top and bottom, though. It reminded me of photo editing on Instagram. It made it seem a bit more chic/classy.
I have only two problems with the music video, and both have to do with Kai. Not that any of it is Kai’s fault but still…
1) HIS HAIR. It seriously looks like he just stepped out of the shower. My roommate has a hypothesis that he was late for the music video because he took a shower and there was another plan but he came late and they had to keep it that way. I mean, that’s what it looks like. First Taeyang with his drenched hair (which was constantly being sprayed by a stylist) and now Kai?
In all seriousness though, it was most likely intentional but WHY. Note to stylists: that style is NOT attractive at all. Why did you do this. WHY. It just seems sloppy!
2) HIS WEIRD WHITE AND BLACK PATTERNED PANTS. …again, just why? It was so distinctively different than all the other pants and looked a bit feminine in my opinion. And just…it was too distracting. It made viewers immediately focus on the ridiculousness that was the pants.
*okay, now that’s that out of my system*
Overall, the music video was well shot but not original. They reused the concept of interacting with the camera that they used in ‘Growl’. They ran around a big mansion (wait, is that theirs?) and danced in front of sports cars then danced some more in different sets. Not to say that it was a bad music video, but nothing new. Most likely, it was aiming to just get good shots of the members for the fans. Which, okay I can roll with that. I’m too busy loving the song ahaha~
Kai is not the swag master he thinks he is.
…AHAHAHA okay, no let’s be serious now Ashley.
The music video was well shot but not anything new. And the song, oh goodness, is perfection. I can’t get over how awesome it is. And just in time for spring too! Excellent excellent job by the producers and composers. This is what EXO needed and now they’re back, ready to dominate the music scene. I’m not an Exotic/EXO-L, but still I’m very impressed. Solid comeback EXO and I anticipate seeing you bag some more awards with your amazing song!