EXO Going to Break the Universe with Their Comeback 2017 : The War

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EXO Finally Made Their Comeback!

Good news for all EXO-L, EXO finally made their long awaited-comeback in 2017! SM Entertainment released EXO’s fourth studio album titled “The War” on July 18, 2017 for the digital version and released the physical version on July 19, 2017. Too bad, member Lay could’t participate in the production of the album and promotional activities because of his busy schedules in China. Don’t worry, even with 8 members, EXO still slays it. Let’s learn more about The War!

EXO – The War Album Teasers

Individual Video and Photo Teasers

EXO first released their new group logo for The War, with tropical and summer-like vibes. Then, from July 10, 2017 South Korean time, EXO released The War individual member video and photo teasers every day on their official Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter account until the album release day. The track list of the album was also revealed one by one through the members’ individual video teasers. Let’s check each of them!

  • Started from Kai who showed his reggae style in the teasers:

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  • Followed by Baekhyun’s teaser with his mullet hair style:

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  • Chanyeol the flower boy’s teasers was released next day after Baekhyun’s teasers:

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  • Sehun still looking good with his orange-ish hair in his teasers which was released next:

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  • Here comes our leader! Suho Teasers were released after Sehun’s teasers:

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  • After Suho, who is next? It’s Xiumin! Here is Xiumin’s teasers, showing his cool side:

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  • Chen looks soft and manly in his teasers which was released next:

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  • Last but not least, EXO released D.O.’s teasers for the ‘closing’:

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Group Photo Teasers

Beside individual photo teasers, EXO also released their group photo teasers. Can you guess the concept?

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EXO – The War Album

Album Details

The physical album of The War came up with three versions: Regular A Ver., Regular B Ver., and Private Ver. for each Korean and Chinese version. The album contains one CD, one photo book, one poster, and one random photo card which may vary according to the album version.

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The War Album Track List

The War album contains nine tracks with “Ko Ko Bop” as title track. The tracks are:

No. Title Lyrics (Kor. / Chi.) Music Length
1. The Eve Hwang Yoobin/ Wang Jung Un Mike Woods, Kevin White, Andrew Bazzi, MZMC, Henry Lau, Rice ‘n Peas 2:56
2. Ko Ko Bop Kim Jongdae, Park Chanyeol, Byun Baekhyun, JQ, Hyun Jiwon/ Shim Baek Saek Kaelyn Behr, Tay Jasper, Shaylen Carroll, MZMC, Styalz Fuego 3:10
3. What U do? Kenzie/ Shim Baek Saek Kenzie, Ronny Vidar Svendsen, Justin Stein 3:51
4. Forever Kenzie/ Im Heun Yeob Kenzie, LDN Noise, Adrian Mckinnon 3:51
5. Diamond Jo Yoonkyung/ Lu Yi Qiu Harvey Mason Jr., Michael “R!ot” Wyckoff, Britt Burton, Patrick “J.Que” Smith, Dewain Whitmore 3:31
6. Touch It Kim Jongdae, Jo Yoonkyung/ Li Yi Xuan Carlos Battey, Steven Battey, David Delazyn, Chaz Mishan, Denzil “DR” Remedios, Ryan S. Jhun 3:30
7. Chill Park Chanyeol, Seo Jieum/ Yang Yo Jung Darius Bryant, Julien Maurice Moore, G.Soul, Tay Jasper, Otha “Vakseen” Davis III, MZMC, Droyd 3:08
8. Walk On Memories Lee Seuran/ Wang Jung Un Justin Reinstein, Wassily Gradovsky 3:52
9. Going Crazy JQ, Seolim/ Lu Yi Qiu Shim Jaewon, Shaun, Willbart “Vedo” McCoy III, Paul “Marz” Thompson, MZMC, Otha “Vakseen” Davis III 3:46

 

Title Track: Ko Ko Bop

The title track of The War album is Ko Ko Bop. With it’s reggae rhythms combined with EDM genre, Ko Ko Bop is more proof that EXO can sing and dance to any kind of song. The unique title makes many fans wonder about the meaning. Chanyeol said during his V Live broadcast with Lee Dong Wook, that there wasn’t a fixed definition for Ko Ko Bop, because it is a combination of two words. “Ko Ko” is a fun word and “Bop” refers to dance, so they combined it to mean “fun dancing.” Chanyeol also explained that it was the composer who came up with the title. The song mainly talks about “not worrying about things” and “going with the flow.”

The bright, colorful, Hawaiian-like concept of the music video makes the song really suit well with summer. Let’s listen and watch the music video Ko Ko Bop!

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EXO’s Achievements with The War

  • More than 800,000 The War physical album copies were pre-ordered and became the highest number of K-Pop album pre-orders at that time.
  • In one week after its release, South Korean album sales chart Hanteo listed The War as the fastest-selling album.
  • With The War, EXO became the second Korean artist who achieved four million sales in a row.
  • The War ranked 1st on Billboard’s World Album Chart for two weeks and ranked 1st on South Korean Gaon album chart for three weeks.
  • The War topped iTunes chart in 51 countries and selected as “The Best of The Week” by Apple Music.
  • The War’s title track “Ko Ko Bop” has won a total of 11 wins from various music programs and received triple crown on M!Countdown.

The War Album Repackage: “The War: The Power of Music”

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After releasing The War in July 2017, EXO released a repackaged album of The War titled “The War: The Power of Music” on September 5, 2017. Different to the summer vibes The Power has, the repackaged album came up with a comic-like superhero theme. For this album too, member Lay still couldn’t participate in the promotional activities so there are only eight members of EXO.

EXO – The War: The Power of Music Album Teasers

EXO released the individual teasers of two members each day for The War: The Power of Music album, started on August 31, 2017 on their official Instagram and Twitter account.

Starting from Kai and Sehun’s teasers:

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Followed by Xiumin and Chen’s teasers on the next day:

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Next teasers are Chanyeol and Baekhyun’s teasers :

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D.O and Suho’s teasers were the last but not least to be released:

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SM Entertainment also released group teaser photos:

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EXO – The War: The Power of Music Album

Album Details

The physical album of The War: The Power of Music is available in Korean and Chinese versions. The album contains one CD, 16 character cards, four double cards, one photo book, one poster, one manual, one page of graphic novel comics from 10 pages, one group card, and one random photo card from 16 photo cards.

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The War: The Power of Music Album Track List

The War: The Power of Music contains three new tracks and nine original tracks from The War. The tracks are:

No. Title Lyrics (Kor. / Chi.) Music Length
1. The Eve Hwang Yoobin/ Wang Jung Un Mike Woods, Kevin White, Andrew Bazzi, MZMC, Henry Lau, Rice ‘n Peas 2:56
2. Power JQ, Kim Hyejung/ Wu Yi Wei James Matthew Norton, LDN Noise 3:42
3. Sweet Lies Park Chanyeol, G.Soul/ JeremyG Joseph ‘Joe Millionaire’ Foster, Tay Jasper, G.Soul, Otha ‘Vakseen’ Davis III, MZMCDa 3:36
4. Ko Ko Bop Kim Jongdae, Park Chanyeol, Byun Baekhyun, JQ, Hyun Jiwon/ Shim Baek Saek Kaelyn Behr, Tay Jasper, Shaylen Carroll, MZMC, Styalz Fuego 3:10
5. What U Do? Kenzie/ Shim Baek Saek Kenzie, Ronny Vidar Svendsen, Justin Stein 3:51
6. Forever Kenzie/ Im Heun Yeob Kenzie, LDN Noise, Adrian Mckinnon 3:51
7. Boomerang Jo Yoonkyung/ Yan Yun Nong Daniel “Obi” Klein, Thomas Sardorf, Ilang Lumholt 3:00
8. Diamond Jo Yoonkyung/ Lu Yi Qiu Harvey Mason Jr., Michael “R!ot” Wyckoff, Britt Burton, Patrick “J.Que” Smith, Dewain Whitmore 3:31
9. Touch It Kim Jongdae, Jo Yoonkyung/ Li Yi Xuan Carlos Battey, Steven Battey, David Delazyn, Chaz Mishan, Denzil “DR” Remedios, Ryan S. Jhun 3:30
10. Chill Park Chanyeol, Seo Jieum/ Yang Yo Jung Darius Bryant, Julien Maurice Moore, G.Soul, Tay Jasper, Otha “Vakseen” Davis III, MZMC, Droyd 3:08
11. Walk On Memories Lee Seuran/ Wang Jung Un Justin Reinstein, Wassily Gradovsky 3:52
12. Going Crazy JQ, Seolim/ Lu Yi Qiu Shim Jaewon, Shaun, Willbart “Vedo” McCoy III, Paul “Marz” Thompson, MZMC, Otha “Vakseen” Davis III 3:46

 

Title Track: Power

The title track of the repackage album is a song with EDM genre titled “Power.” On the music video, EXO is back with their super powers and a fun story line. The song is about how music can unite everyone to be one and someone can become stronger through music. Let’s check it out!

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EXO’s Achievements with The War: The Power of Music

  • EXO ranked number 1 on the iTunes chart in 41 countries with The War: The Power of Music.
  • With 11,000 points, title track “Power” got the highest score of all time on M!Countdown.
  • “Power” also topped Gaon Digital and Download Chart and Billboard’s US World Digital Songs.

So, what do you think about EXO’s comeback this year? Which concept and title track do you like more, the summer with Hawaiian concept like Ko Ko Bop or the fictional super hero concept like Power? Whichever it is, with their comeback and busy promotional activities, this year is surely EXO’s year, too. What kind of concept will they do for their next comeback? Let’s wait for it and keep supporting EXO!