EXO’s D.O. charms in honey-like vocals in much-awaited solo debut
Finally. Like literally, finally.
EXO’s Do Kyungsoo, more popularly known as D.O., just made his anticipated solo debut with a mini album entitled “Empathy” on July 26, 2021 at 6 P.M. KST. With an accompanying music video for the mini album’s title track “Rose”, D.O. charms listeners with his heartwarming and saccharine vocal prowess in all 8 songs included in the album. The artist was also revealed to be the lyricist behind his songs.
“Rose”, the mini album’s lead single, is an acoustic folk genre with an easy-to-follow melody that’s pleasing to listen to, with lyrics describing the feeling of being in love and the joy in small details. In the music video, D.O. is seen riding a bicycle around a neighborhood before arriving at a house thought to be of his beloved’s.
“Empathy” features a collaboration with South Korean rapper Wonstein in the album’s second track “I’m Gonna Love You”, as well as “My Love”, a song composed by DAY6’s Jae (or Eaj Park). The album also includes an English version of “Rose”, and a Spanish version of “It’s Love” entitled “Si Fueras Mia”.
The mini album comes after D.O.’s first single ‘That’s okay”, which was released by SM Entertainment as part of their SM Station Season 3 and as a gift to D.O.’s fans on the day of his mandatory military enlistment last July 1, 2019.
The solo debut of D.O. had long been anticipated by fans and fellow Korean music artists alike, especially after the release of his first single in 2019 and his acting career.
EXO-Ls everywhere were mesmerized and serenaded by EXO’s main vocalists, expressing their love towards D.O. and his album on Twitter.
I'M SCREAMING!! How can he be this cute?!! I want the members to watch this MV and see their reaction 😂😂
— Hidayah Dayongan (크리스) (@hidayawu) July 26, 2021
this is literally me to Kyungsoo:
— HD💎 (@honeyxxiii) July 26, 2021
idk how to say it but the mv is so kyungsoo?? reminds me a lot of d time he said he can't walk on the streets w/o being recognized. the mv then shows his smol happiness/fantasies as an ordinary person 😭
The 1st Mini Album [공감]#Empathy_ByDO #DO_RoseMVOutNow#디오_1st_solo_ROSE pic.twitter.com/CtTMTAQ0zz
— ica 🌙🎮 #DKS1 (@ksoogege) July 26, 2021
— izzy ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ || 📌 ia for final exam (@kimizzy00) July 26, 2021
Rose feels like you're falling in love with someone's green flags on a beautiful, sunny day!!
— rae: empathy – DO (@markiskaipable) July 26, 2021
— EXO Promo (@PromoTeamEXO) July 26, 2021
STFUUUUUUU OHMYGODDD KYUNGSOO’S SOLO DEBUT AND SOLO ALBUM IN ONE HOUR‼️‼️‼️‼️ MY HEART 😭😭😭😭
— klau 🌹 공감 (@kokokbop) July 26, 2021
Empathy is an album that makes you feel like you’re in love and in a relationship but in a reality you’re single. The Kyungsoo impact 😭
— ◟ari (@oshcuddles) July 26, 2021
Go listen to EXO D.O.’s solo album “Empathy” and watch his music video for “Rose” now!
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