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On September 26 at 6pm KST, the EXO vocalist dropped the music video for ‘Brand New’, the title track for his debut mini-album which arrived at the same time.
In the new music video, Xiumin time travels through the different seasons throughout the year, from a snowy winter night to an outdoor picnic on a bright summer day. “Wake up the new me / Call you, oh, you / It’s too early to be surprised / Baby, let it loose, let it loose,” he sings on the groovy chorus.
Prior to this release, Xiumin has participated in a number of unofficial solo projects in the years since. These include his SM Station project single ‘You’, as well as numerous original soundtracks to K-dramas throughout the years, including 2020’s Mr. Queen and Falling For Challenge in 2015.
Meanwhile, Xiumin’s bandmates Suho, Chen and Kai have been headlining several international K-pop festivals in recent months: Suho performed at the MIK Festival in London in July, while both Chen and Kai were part of the performance line-up in both the Sydney and London editions of HallyuPopFest this year.
Kai is set to perform at newly announced Los Angeles K-pop festival called KAMP LA, slated to take place on October 15 and 16 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in California. While ticketing information for the general public has yet to be released, fans can sign up for a presale event on KAMPLA.vip. The presale event opened on August 19, 10AM PDT, with tickets priced at around $179.