On November 14 at 6PM KST, the EXO singer unveiled his third solo album ‘Last Scene’, led by the single of the same name. At the same time, Chen also dropped a heart-wrenching visual for the track starring Squid Game‘s Park Hae-soo.
In the video, Park drives through the night in tears as he thinks of a former love interest, eventually arriving at a beach as the sun begins to rise. “You say your goodbyes, I just listen / First time seeing this scene, it’ll be our last,” croons Chen in the piano-led ballad.
‘Last Scene’ marks Chen’s first comeback since being discharged from two years of military service earlier this year. While the singer had released a handful of OSTs for K-dramas shortly before and after his enlistment, his last official solo comeback had been his October 2019 mini-album ‘Dear My Dear’.
That record, which was led by the single ‘Shall We?’, came just six months after his debut mini-album ‘April, and a Flower’, was released earlier that same year.
Earlier in July, Chen made an appearance at K-pop festival HallyuPopFest London 2022, closing the first night of the concert. In a recap of the event, NME’s Rhian Daly praised the singer, writing that Chen “puts his goosebump-inducing vocals at the centre of attention as he stands alone on the stage, looking like he’s pouring every ounce of emotion in his body into the songs.”