It will probably be their first in over a yr to function the group with ninth member Lay.
Ok-pop boy band EXO will return with a fifth album subsequent month. Don’t Mess With My Tempo will probably be launched on Nov. 2, greater than a yr after their fourth LP, The War from July 2017, and it’s September reissue The War: The Power of Music, and slightly below a yr since final December’s seasonal launch Universe.
Don’t Mess With My Tempo will function EXO as a nine-member act, with Chinese member Lay returning to take part in a gaggle album for the primary time since 2016’s For Life winter launch. According to a tweet from the group’s official account, he filmed for the one’s music video and took part within the Chinese music for the album.
The group teased the upcoming album with gritty motorcycle-themed photographs that includes EXO’s eight Korean members, sans Lay. One image reveals that the album will function 11 songs, together with a Chinese model of the primary monitor, ostensibly the one, "Tempo." The photos are referred to on social media utilizing classical music tempo speeds, reminiscent of allegretto and moderato.
Shortly after the information was confirmed by SM Entertainment, the hashtags #EXOT9_ComingSoon and #DONT_MESS_UP_MY_TEMPO trended worldwide on Twitter for a number of hours.
Despite no new music coming from EXO as a gaggle in 2018 previous to this, the members have saved busy with solo tasks, together with SM Station songs and Lay’s upcoming album. The act additionally carried out on the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Closing Ceremony in February.
EXO in its present dynamic has seen two albums break into the Streets Talkin 200; their second LP EXOdus peaked at No. 95 in 2015, whereas final yr's The War hit No. 87 final July. A 3rd album, 2014's Overdose EP by EXO-Ok, debuted at No. 129; within the group's early days, EXO was break up into two groups, EXO-Ok and EXO-M, that targeted on the Korean and Chinese markets, respectively, although that’s now not the case.