EXO announces July 10 comeback
After almost four years, K-pop boy group EXO is coming back to the music scene on July 10.
In an article released on the Korean site Naver, EXO’s agency SM Entertainment confirmed that the group will release its seventh full-length album next month, nearly four years after releasing “Obsession” in November 2019.
According to SM, Kai who recently joined the military, won’t be able to join the comeback, although his voice will be featured in the album tracks.
Meanwhile, Lay who is currently promoting in China, will not be participating in the album.
The hashtags #EXOISCOMING, #EXOISBACK, and “EXO COMEBACK” topped Philippines trends on Twitter following the announcement, with tweets coming from fans who are excited about the group’s comeback after its years-long hiatus.
— 11:27PM (@eleventwoseven) June 9, 2023
— 94 DEGREES (@degrees_94) June 9, 2023
Meanwhile, EXO’s Chen, Baekhyun and Xiumin recently notified their agency SM Entertainment about their exclusive-contract termination due to alleged “lack of pay” and “illegal slave contracts.”
Amid the issues, the preparation for the comeback proceeded as scheduled. –Paula Acuavera, INQUIRER.net trainee