#WheeWednesday: “Heaven,” EXO

Source: Channel Korea

Crystal S. Anderson, PhD

Director, KPK: Kpop Kollective

Last week, I kicked off the first #WheeWednesday with a song by an artist unfamiliar to many K-pop fans.  This #WheeWednesday, it’s a song by a group most K-pop fans know: EXO!

EXO burst onto the K-pop scene seven years ago with 12 members and the Gregorian chant of “Mama.” Now with 9 members (we still see you, Lay!), they have become known for upbeat tracks like “Growl” (2013) and “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” (2018). But EXO-Ls know that the group’s music also showcases the vocal talents of its members as well. “Heaven” from the group’s third album Ex’Act (2016) opens with Chen’s distinctive vocals and a lone piano. When the beat drops, Chanyeol continues the song’s easy rhythm with a laid-back rap. The track is a nice break from their dance-infused tracks. It’s a treat!

Sources

Video: EXO. “Heaven.” YouTube. 8 Nov 2016. https://youtu.be/VK6-n9SyFlI (27 Mar 2019).

Image: “EXO Members Profile (Name, Birthday, Weight and Religion) and Facts.” Channel Korea. 9 Mar 2018. https://channel-korea.com/exo-members-profile-and-facts/ (27 Mar 2019).

Kim Hyung Jun

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BASICS

VIDEOS

DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES

DISCOGRAPHY: JAPANESE RELEASES


Credit: http://www.soompi.com/news/kim-hyung-jun-ss501-to-release-japanese-single-in-july-along-with-tour-concerts-in-august-1
Name Kim Hyung Jun
Debut March 8, 2011
Status Active
Label S-Plus Entertainment (2010-present)
Fan Name JUNUS (Korea)JUNAWAY(Japan)
Origin of Fan Name JUNUS=Jun + UsJUNAWAY (presumably, Jun away from Korean)
Official Website http://www.hyungjun.co.kr
Related Websites http://kimhyungjun.net/

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VIDEOS
Long Night


Oh! Ah!


Girl


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DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES

  My Girl
Released: May 8, 2011
Label:
1. Angel (featuring E-Tribe)
2. Oh! Ah!
3. Girl
4. 다른 여자 말고 너 (Feat. Dok2)
5. Heaven
6. Oh! Ah! (Instrumental)
7. Girl (Instrumental)


DISCOGRAPHY: JAPANESE RELEASES

  Long Night
Released: July 27, 2011
Label: Avex
1. 眠れない夜 (Long Night)
2. 雨にうたれて
3. 眠れない夜 (Long Night) (Instrumental)
4. 雨にうたれて (Instrumental)


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