Hello again and welcome to another Modern Seoul KPOP Song of the Week. This week we’ve chosen “Growl” (으르렁) by EXO. It was released this past Wednesday July 31st and has already been viewed over 4millon times so far on YouTube, which is roughly 1.25million views a day (wow). Here are our reasons for choosing “Growl” for our KPOP song of the week:
- Firstly the song has a good beat which gets stronger during the duration of the track.
- Secondly the video is simple and focuses on the dancing and music.
- Finally EXO seem to trying to focus on a more natural and less staged style with this song and video, which is fantastic.
- On the negative side; the song is good but gets a little plain after a while and blends into the background. This may not been a major negative but it’s the only sight issue I could find. Overall Great 🙂
More Information on EXO
EXO, started in 2011 but only release their first singles last year. EXO is made up of 12 members, and they are divided into 2 sub-groups EXO-K (which sing in Korean) and EXO-M (which sing in Mandarin). All 12 members are roughly the same age with the oldest member being 23 and the youngest 19. Their most successful releases have been Mama and Wolf.
Chinese EXO-M Version Here:
English, Korean and Romanized Version of Growl:
LIVE version from M-Comeback Stage:
We hope you’ve enjoyed this KPOP Song of the week and also that you agree with our choice. If you have any suggestions for next weekend, please let us know.
Have a fun Sunday, and a great August.Sujeong Modern Seoul firstname.lastname@example.org