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Posted by elliefilet AKP STAFF 18 days ago

EXO take up the 'Tempo' in electric MV!

EXO have revealed the music video for their much-anticipated song "Tempo"!

In the MV, all 9 EXO members, including Lay, take a mature, street vibe as they get ready to ride off on motorcycles and prepare for danger. "Tempo" is the title track of EXO's 5th album 'Don't Mess Up My Tempo', and it's about wanting to go your own way. 

Check out EXO's "Tempo" MV above, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

SEE ALSO: EXO tops album sales charts for the 3rd week in a row

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ekxaoi 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

OKK THE SOUND IS SO GOOD AND REFRESHINGG ???!!! WOOO here's to a new and better era of EXO WOOOOO!!

Ediit: I rlly love this concept and this song - AHH its SOO NICEEE. Some ppl were saying it was tame and boring but ???? i personally love this CB more than monster and kokobop (no hate but i still dont like monster till tdy). this is bcz Tempo fits my style of music more so its honestly up to ur own likings so idk things like "i expected better from EXO" is so disheartening. BUT ALSO Don't forget that exo caters to a WHOLE RANGE of genres and they're always trying different sounds so stream the entire album woop !!

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GoTPanda 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

Okay, I thought the song was good and worth the wait! And I am not even a EXO-L but I am hooked to it..

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Kurapikaaa 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I know right ? I'm not an EXO-L either but this is such a great song ! It's so catchy.

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Marienashe 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Thank you guys. I hope you continue liking the rest of our songs. Check out our Spotify. Sorry just promoting exo lol. But we truly appreciate your love.

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Queen_Sana 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

LEGENDS are back loved the comeback concept

Sehun killed me

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Jaerim 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Not gonna lie wasnt feeling the song that much. Im just hoping for good songs like lucky one in this album ps im not an exo fan i just listen to good music from everyone

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Anpanman 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I've missed them. Both the MV and the song are amazing

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tenty_tenty 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

The song is really good and MV is amazing! Love the beat drop, love the different breaks, it is a well-put together-mix. Wish them and EXO-Ls a lot of success. Sending some Melody support.

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Barri 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Love it, it's really good.

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Fan_from_India 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Its completely different from what I had imagined from the teasers. Yet I am happy with the music

For me its Chanyeol all the way!!!!

Good going boy!!!!

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wearexone 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

this was amazing from start to finish

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Shiv_love_kpop 18 days ago 8
18 days ago

Not my cup of tea !... Could have been better :(

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Nina14red 18 days ago 6
18 days ago

I'm in the middle with this. I don't hate it but I don't love either. The fact that they incorporated that widely used "creaking bed" sound in the song that soooo many American artists (in particular hip hop and r&b artists) use is really off putting for me.

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hiroonakamura 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

what bed squeaking sound?

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Nina14red 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

You can hear it at the chorus section

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Chuck_T 17 days ago 2
17 days ago

If it is so many.....name them and give example

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Sangooo 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

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waleri 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

same

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Pisum 18 days ago 10
18 days ago

Finally an Exo MV with English subs!!!

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Sarah_mia (Banned) 18 days ago 9
18 days ago

Bts copy cat all the way. Shameless. They think americans will waste time listening to their boring song

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Raly 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Girl go away, world don't go around America. I'm Romanian and I'm so happy for the subs. And by the way, I'm also an Army as well an EXO-L. So just bye.

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shy_kpop_girl 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I gotta ask - do you just WAIT for something to appear here about EXO and then come in to spread hate and negativity? Do you not have a life? If you hate EXO THAT much why are bothering spending SO much time and energy coming into these comment section just to bash on them? Are you jealous of them? Do you secretly love them but wish you didn't? Do you realize you telling everyone who disagrees with you 'u dumb' sounds not only completely immature but makes you sound ridiculous? And do you realize 'u dumb' is grammatically incorrect? And do you actually believe only Americans speak English/needs subs??? How small minded are you?

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candye1127 17 days ago 2
17 days ago

Who cares whether Americans listen to it

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Forgotten_sons 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

song is a bop

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renan 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Love the MV, but I hated the song

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Sone98 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

a BOP

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mxtchx 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

JUST WOAH I DID NOT EXPECT THAT

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tingting_100 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

it's got a bruno mars feel to it. def a little funky

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Naruta 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Hmmmm....listened to the song several times but unfortunately it just didn`t really blow me away. It`s not bad, but for me this is not a chart breaking song. But Chanyeol-blue-eyes is really a thing. I don`t know what happened that EXO somehow can`t catch up to their former songs. I feel really sad for the group, they already had to go through so much, they really deserve better than this. I don`t like all this autotune stuff at all, it almost completely covers their outstanding voices. SM should immediately search for songwriters that fit the groups style and abilities more. This can`t be it.

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Hyungshi 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

exo new style, it’s refreshing but not really into their new sound & welcome back Lay (though it’s lame he had no lines and didn’t take part in the dance)

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DDM1112 18 days ago 4
18 days ago

It's a shame, the slow couplets have made the song less dynamic They should have kept the same tempo throughout the song!!!

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nq16 18 days ago 3
18 days ago

come on, it's a good song. i think it would've been boring if they kept the same beat throughout the entire song. changing it up like this sounds alot better.


but aside from that, i honestly can't help but feel they only added in english subs this time because they want to expand into the western market. they've never done it before but i guess with NCT's english ver. song and uploading english lyrics for EXO, they're making it too obvious/clear what they're trying to do.

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Nina14red 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

I'm so glad that someone finally mentioned the adding English subs because I'm an ARMY who happens to like EXO very much (I was into EXO long before BTS actually), and I didn't want ppl to feel like my comment was shade or anything. Adding subs was definitely a smart and strategic move honestly because they are not alienating a large market of potential new fans who wish they knew what was being said while watching the video. It does feel slightly forced though, because after all these years SM now decides to do this only after seeing this kpop explosion in the west. International fans are becoming a huge driving force for a lot of success found within groups (BTS KARD, Monsta X, Got7 just to name a few) so trying to keep pace internationally means taking a different approach for reaching a bigger audience. This was a great move on SM's part and I appreciated the video having subs!

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tubbsthecat 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Same I really appreciated their subtitles. It’s better to have them instead of having fans wait for a YT lyric video.

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DDM1112 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I only like, the first 2.45 min. For me it's not their best cb!✌

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Mkm 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

respect their hard work but disappointed. I think their best comeback title song was monster.

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Jrojas 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I like it! But I feel like this is a song you have to listen multiple times to get into it.


Luckily for me the more I listen to it the less I hear the creaking bed sound, the song in my opinion would be much better without it.

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Lauriestore 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

The music is good, but the choreography and the MV are poor! We're talking EXO, your main boy group SM, let's improve this mv!

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spreadpeace 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

i just wish that kyungsoo was given more lines rather than just harmonizing parts. But it was a bop nonetheless

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knightqueen_28 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

this was among the best!....... and Baekhyun looks sooooo HOT! even Xiumin had a refreshing look ... this time seun had a major part compared to D.O and Chen ! Suho's part was rhythmic and KAI permored the most energizing performance !! one part in MV reminded me of their part in winter olympics 2018 !!


i recomend watching the MV as many times you can!!!!

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jalkerw 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Pretty good! Had to give it a few listens. I haven't liked a comeback since Monster, but I enjoyed this. Fun and energetic. They have great voices (which were covered with a lot of autotune??) and I appreciate Sehun getting more lines. It was nice to hear his rap.

Hope they do well!

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hiroonakamura 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

decent song. Glad they keep trying on new music styles. The song isnt the best but it's still good and fun

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hiroonakamura 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

it's been a while since I saw the SM "boxed in" music video, where everything is shot inside a studio

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maplebaconcookie 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

i love it!!!!! honestly, i was nervous because i didn't like kokobop (at first anyway), but damn, i love this! DEFINITELY WORTH THE WAIT.


edit: EXO better release an a cappella version. it would be so good!

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Koralee87 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

EXO have great singers but a very weak rapline - so I think it's a little strange they went with this style of song.


Not my cup of tea

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MatokiStarlight 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Kai in a crop top is WOW cool....but for a long term group like EXO...this song is weak

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lemonpop 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Lay appeared but he doesn't have any lines..?

And that over autotune parts should disappear from songs c'mon >.< But good comeback thought not great sadly

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JMMPP (Banned) 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

The song is really nice, it has a 90's feel to it, which I reckon is rather refreshing. The MV is meh, I expected a stellar production value, this felt poor in comparaison to Monster IMO but what can you do. That being said, the ENG subs were a definite surprise.


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unibias 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

it also seems like the 90's budget .

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JamlessKookie 18 days ago 3
18 days ago

Lay had like 3 secs of screen time :0

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vpriyajr 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

he will be more in the chinese version i guess..

when is that one releasing?

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mxtchx 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Midnight KST (00:00 KST)

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zero_red 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

It's on spotify

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Braeden 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

The song is too good. But its kinda sad that this is their only song they are promoting this year.

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gonfreecss 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Their live stage is even better. their quality upgraded a lottt

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binhaq 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Sm buried Exo! My god what strange music, full of effects, hid your beautiful voices! Sm, please, this is EXO??????????????????????????????

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shy_kpop_girl 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I'm still letting this one sink in. I've been listening to the entire album this morning on loop. And there's some good tracks I'll be revisiting. As for Tempo, the more I listen to it, the more I like it. I just don't like, and this is totally my personal preference, the line "Don't mess up my tempo." I don't know why. I didn't like it in the teaser either but I loved everything else of their entire teaser concept for this comeback. The teaser MV had a really cool instrumental beat. It's just that one line repeated that I can't seem to get over. It's a ridiculous issue of mine, I know. And I'm pretty sure I'll get over it! LOL! Anyway, going back to listening to the rest of the album now...

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D_Liam 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

typical SM. invest as little as possible because they know that exol will buy anything exo related. After such a long wait. this song is so underwelming.

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tvxqEGY 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

i dont feel it i was hoping i will but sad i really love them

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virlomi 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Suho’s breakdown towards the end was EVERYTHING. The lyrics were unfortunately pretty generic and lackluster

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jungkookbrb 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

ngl i hated the bits where they autotuned baekhyun (it sounded so baddddd)

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whatever101 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

suddenly i have a huge craving for ko ko puffs. Either way this is seriously the weakest comeback ive heard from EXO featuring LAY in a long time

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zero_red 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

I listened to the song and was disappointed that lay had no lines and he was never with the group except for like 4 seconds which told me they shot that after and put in the video. He was never a part of this comeback from the beginning and was marketed as being in the comeback so I'm just a little sad. I also wasnt a fan of them completely auto-tuning baekhyun and xiumin. I dont doubt this comeback will be successful, but to me it's alright. Not bad but not great. I guess I was expecting too much.

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nv409 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

Umm he's right there with the entire group @3:22
Also there's a Chinese version coming out in a few hours that will definitely feature him

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zero_red 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I said he was never in the group except for 4 seconds. However I do see the fallacy on my part, I should've said he was with the group for only 4 seconds. My thing is that this man is a full member of exo so why is it that he no parts nor screentime in the one version that exo will be promoting. I was excited for this comeback because I thought lay would be in it and it'll be ot9 again, I just expected too much.

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aloraiscool 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

sexy...

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tubbsthecat 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Their best title track imo. 👏


This song is so fun! I especially liked the first bridge leading to the chorus during Suho and Chanyeol’s parts. The a cappella also killed me.

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LittleSukie 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

I was shooketh by Lay's 3 seconds-no lines appearance, Chanyeol's blue lenses, Kai's crop top and Xiumin's hair.My dear boy,what have they done to your beautiful black hair. It is a happy song. Need a bit more listening to warm up to it.

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vpriyajr 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

i was shook with sehun having lines..

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LittleSukie 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

OMG, that too.

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RyenLux 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Not bad for a title track, I guess. The ending is kinda abrupt, though. Look forward to listening to the rest of the album. I read that Chanyeol had a hand in writing/composing two of the tracks, so I can't wait to hear what he has in store for us.

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ALpe 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Well done a huge improvement from ko ko bap

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shyloone 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I couldnt take my eyes of Baekhyun sorry Suho

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DelightGalaxy 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

this is just boring

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MultiFandomGuy 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Let me start out by saying that, while I don't personally follow them very closely, I have nothing but respect and admiration for EXO and all of their achievements and success. But I need to be honest and say that this song is a bit of a let down. I came into this song completely dry, having not listened to any teasers or seen any images about the release. So when it was released today, I decided to support these very talented guys with watching the music video and live performance. But after listening to the song multiple times, I was just left confused. I find the breakdown to be very out of place, like it's a completely different song that they just decided to throw in to the mix. It's just awkward and having it in the song doesn't really add much to it. And while the rap line has gotten better over the years, their verses in this song come across as very weak. They don't have the impact or power needed for the high tempo area of the song they're placed in, and they're also nearly completely drowned out by the vocals. The chorus itself is kind of catchy and I found myself singing "Don't mess up my tempo" at random moments throughout my day, and the visuals of the members and the aesthetic of the music video are fantastic. The dancing is also nice, but it's a bit forgettable because some dancing sequences don't leave much of an impact. Overall, I do think this song has its moments, namely in the chorus and the A Capella spread throughout, but the weak rap line, strange arrangement, safe dancing, and an over-reliance on visuals rather than the song itself makes me believe that this song is one of their weakest comebacks, especially after coming off such an incredible one like "Ko Ko Bop" last year. Maybe this song will become one I'll listen to once in a while, but right now I don't see myself really coming back to it.


P.S. This is my first post so please be kind ^^

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ikindalovekpop 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

How did shawty imma party till the sun down turn into this.

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Huhuhh 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

My honest opinion..i like the song but that part-They use that transformers sound..1:33 should let baekhyun great voice..

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Lovemida 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Don’t hate me, but this song is not that great. Neither is their dance execution. Perhaps I expected more after a Long wait for their comeback.

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unibias 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

this has got to be the worst exo song, mv, choreo, etc...

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NemuriNezumi 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I think at most I only liked 2 songs from the group (one being eve and the other can't remember the name, something about dangerous or whatever), and I really like this song, it's nice! I have it in loop rn :D

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Ana125 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

So i was expecting a refreshing melody and killing choreo, this wasn't it, the song have structurally too many and unnecessary parts and non of them explodes, so is basically almost 4 minutes of plane music with no history to tell. And about the choreo, not only is poorly executed, doesn't tell an story either, plane random moves put together...disappointing, i can't understand why SM can't buy a better song for them and apart from that, the boys performing...let's say we can tell they don't wanna be there either, no wonder why is flopping so bad on the charts, not even an all kill...

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loh 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Including Lay?..He has like 3 seconds of screentime 🙄

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Marienashe 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Just another note. The mv is a puzzle. Look at it closely. It will leave you confused and fascinated. It's not supposed to make sense or you to get. Make your own theory have fun with it. We are one exol_aries

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Marienashe 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Tempo. Has this nice different vibe. I was a little worried. As an exol we face a lot of hate. But I'm glad we still popular in Korea and other places. I love you guys. We are one

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ShayMin 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

not feeling this one

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yelloworange223 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

sme theres no need to brag...how many millions sales you made...its so embarrasing...you looked desperate...

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KYAAAAAAAA 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Kai....whatcha wearing there? lol

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Lauriestore 17 days ago 2
17 days ago

I want to make it clear that JYP has the best Mvs this year! SM and YG are investing little in creativity and scenery! Terrible!

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vpriyajr 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

the video has really good camera work and visual..

i also liked blackpink's dududu video even though i am not a big fan of the group or that song..

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TripleSThankKyu 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Umm... Did you forget how aesthetic every single NCT music video is?

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sandybee3 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I love that Lay got so much scream time and lines ....

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Gekikara48 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Good song and good MV ♥ It's a bop ♥ and I can see english subs !! Thank you SM ♥ Thank you kings ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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walkertexasrange 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Tempo es muy fuego!

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lolitea 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

the stylist hates Kai

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Louis_XIV 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

It's different than I expected but I'm obsessed!


NEW EXO ERA FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DelightGalaxy 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

this album is the worse of all. The war was the "queen". This is just a "servant"

not even 1 is good. the b side songs are even worse.


did i waited for 1 year for that shit?

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Kotlertipo 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Another mv in "boxed in" from Sm !! You do not have the money to invest in your mvs ???? Pathetic!

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Koralee87 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

EXO's comeback will be a huge success - they'll beat out all the other groups even if no one honestly likes this song. That's the worst part about kpop.

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Lauriestore 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

Ps: even the mv being very poor, and better than BTS IDOL! lol

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vpriyajr 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

no need to bring bts into an exo video.. it will only end in fanwars..

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Sangooo 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

No Squeaking sound version :

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Sarah_mia (Banned) 18 days ago 3
18 days ago

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Gekikara48 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

it's your second account >.< you spreading hate a lot. why are you here if you don't like kpop ? please Allkpop can you ban her IP address ?

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DDM1112 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Spend your energy becoming a better person instead of waste, your time on hating!

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Chuck_T 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Whatever you say moron

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satty 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

THIS'S RIDICULOUS LOLOLOL KAI THE CLOWN, XIUMIN THE FRANKSTEIN, ALL GROUP IS A JOKE AND THE SONG IS JUST FOR EXO L TASTE LOL

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Oh_Aeri 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I'm sure your diatribe sounded hilarious in your head.

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