Ever since announcing their upcoming Obsession album at the start of this month, anticipation has been growing among fans of EXO for details about the upcoming sixth album from the K-pop group, and today the act has served up a dynamic, futuristic concept trailer to give a sneak peak at what is to come.
The aggressive, fantastical video, which is just over a minute long, cinematically splices shots of the six active EXO members with panormas of natural phenomena, many of which relate to previous concepts featured in the group’s music videos and discography over the years. It ends with member Sehun preparing to fire an arrow, and has and the phrase, “Let the fight begin.”
The video was shared to Twitter with using the hashtag “We are one EXO,” a nod to the group’s longtime slogan and Twitter handle, but also the mirrored phrase, “EXO one are we,” as well as a link to another Twitter account that similarly parallels the group’s primary one, spurring fans theorizing that the new video teases the music video for Obsession’s single will reveal a battle between EXO and clones of the group, known as X-EXO.
Obsession is EXO’s first album since last year’s Love Shot, an extended version of November’s Don’t Mess Up My Tempo, which peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard 200. The album will feature six members of the nine member team — Suho, Chen, Chanyeol, Sehun, Baekhyun, and Kai — as the other three members of the act are currently either on hiatus while fulfilling South Korea’s mandatory military service — Xiumin and D.O. — or pursuing a solo career in China, like Lay.
Check out the Obsession concept trailer, and some fan theorizing, below.
EXO 엑소 Concept Trailer #EXODEUX
— EXO (@weareoneEXO) November 7, 2019
Okay so I put up all the theories together of EXO AND X-EXO pic.twitter.com/debP5aZPa4
— yawnbaek (@yawnbaek) November 4, 2019
the fact that they even made an Instagram account for X-EXO and even a slogan…y’all this is some serious sht —- pic.twitter.com/GdCwMmMyL0
— yash (@imjonginswife) November 7, 2019
me when i found out x-exo are evil versions of exo who want to destroy them vs me when i actually saw x-exo pic.twitter.com/aGnBj54P6n
— ėxø’s cëℓ in —- ♡ (@92BEAGLES) November 7, 2019
“The Moon was dyed Red, and the Sun and Moon grew distant from each other. You and I were no longer able to be together. Until the day we pass countless nights and stars, are we able to meet again” -Elyxion VCR
— 면토끼 ‘^’ (@BUNNYMYE0N) November 7, 2019