Winter is here and that means another Winter Album from EXO! Universe is the title track from the album of the same name and it is a beautiful rock pop ballad.
Universe (and the rest of the Winter Album) really shows off the vocal ranges that EXO have, of course, you have the insane talent of the main singers Chen, D.O, Baekhyun who always shine with their powerful voices, but I feel like Chanyeol, Kai and Xuimin were quite amazing as they got a little more than usual to sing!! Being a ballad the song is filled with emotions both a little melancholy and a little heartwarming, perfect for the colder weather.
EXO’s latest music video concept is centred around coffee, from the colour palette to the gorgeously satisfying shots of the coffee making process. At first glance, Coffee serves as a metaphor for trying to find that one special person that is the perfect match for you. Just like how people like different variations of coffee, people like different characteristics and appearances, so finding the perfect match is a mission…I really fancy a cup of coffee now! But once I read the translated lyrics it became apparent that the song is about the one that got away, and there is a moment in the music video where Kai has his head resting on a table surrounded by half-finished coffee cups, symbolising how nothing matches up to the lover that got away, just like nothing matches to your favourite blend of coffee!
Universe – Winter Special Album, 2017
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