EXO is making sure that Christmas comes early for their fans. The superstar K-pop boy band has released a special winter album and a music video for the lead single of the same name, “For Life.”
This winter album from EXO is the band’s fourth end-of-year project in as many years. They started releasing them as special gifts for their fans in 2013.
According to Soompi, “For Life” was penned by Kenzie and Mathew Tishler, the same writers behind EXO’s holiday smash from 2015, “Sing For You.”
You can watch EXO’s “For Life” music video below. They’ve released a version in both Chinese and Korean and you can download For Life, the album on iTunes. The names of the other tracks are: “Falling For You,” “What I Want For Christmas,” “Winter Heat,” and “Twenty Four.”
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EXO’s ‘For Life’ Lyrics
“For Life” is a beautiful Christmas ballad with melodic piano instrumentation that complements the members’ voices But EXO’s “For Life” lyrics are what’s really touching about the song.
The ballad is essentially about a man declaring his love and dedication to his soulmate “for life.”
EXO Fan Reactions to ‘For Life’
So far, the fan reaction to EXO’s “For Life” and the special winter album has been good. Fans are swooning over the lyrics and the melody.
Me listening to For life without translation
— EXO❤For Life (@FlowerPrince_CY) December 18, 2016
I feel sorry to people who wont listen to #forlife just because it came from exo, you lost the opportunity to hear angels ❄️
— twenty four ❄️☃️ (@adxmngill) December 18, 2016
i love this part so much ;-; baekhyun’s voice is so beautiful ♡ pic.twitter.com/10IeD5GVHr
— mon。 (@onlaymon) December 18, 2016
Fans were also calling on iTunes to make For Life available on the U.S. iTunes site so that they could download it.
— EXO For Life ❄️ (@mom_exo) December 18, 2016
EXO’s 2016 – A year in review
With this For Life album, EXO caps off a really great year for their music. Their song “Monster” is the only song by a K-Pop act to be featured on Fuse‘s Best Songs Of 2016 list.
The staff over at Fuse described “Monster” as a track with a “dark, hip-hop sound [that] pulls the listener in.” They also complimented the song’s chorus with its “staccato-notes and ad-libs,” and called the song overall, “pop perfection.”
The nine-member band were also the first K-Pop act to appear on the cover of L’Uomo Vogue this year. As Yibada reports, the magazine story about the boys credits them for their widespread appeal and their potential to break into the U.S. market.
— HUNHO LOVE (@HUNHO_LOVE) December 8, 2016
161212 VOGUE Italia Website update with #EXO: L’UOMO VOGUE Asia’s Most Wanted pic.twitter.com/PSPNnpjnCt
— SMent_EXO! (@SMent_EXO) December 13, 2016
EXO is a Chinese-South Korean K-Pop boy band, created by SM Entertainment in 2011.
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