Exo releases second album, ‘Exodus’
Marking the new record, the boy group held a press conference on Monday.
During the media event, Suho, the frontman of the boy band, said, “We wanted to show new sides of us through this album because this is the first album on which 10 of us have worked on.”
Exo debuted in 2011 with 12 members, but two walked out of the group last year after filing separate lawsuits against SM Entertainment, the boy group’s agency.
The two Chinese members who left, Kris and Luhan, wanted to nullify the validity of their contracts, citing issues such as unfair distribution of income and tight schedules.
The lawsuit between SM and the two is still ongoing.
“Since we’ve been working on this album over the past year, I think each of us has grown a lot as a musician,” said Suho.
Exo’s second album has 10 songs, including the title track “Call Me Baby,” and famed composers like The Underdogs and Teddy Riley participated in the making of it.
“Exo isn’t complete without performances,” said Kai, another member of the act. “You can expect a lot from us. It will be much better than [the performances] of ‘Growl’ and ‘Overdose.’?”
Meanwhile, Lay, a Chinese member of Exo, was absent at the Monday press event because he was in China for a film shoot.
The very first performance for Exo’s new song will air on Thursday through Mnet’s “M Countdown” music show.
By Sung So-young