EXO surprises fans with a special album announcement.
— EXO (@weareoneEXO) May 10, 2021
EXO to release their special album 'DON'T FIGHT THE FEELING' on June 7
— The Seoul Story (@theseoulstory) May 11, 2021
Although a month ago EXO had already alerted fans of their comeback, on May 10, the group caused havoc with a short and mysterious tweet teasing their upcoming album. With a gif and a simple caption, EXO revealed the name of their new discographic piece: “DON’T FIGHT THE FEELING”. Though there are no further details yet, fans were quick to take over Twitter to share their excitement and creative reactions. Here’s a sampling of excited tweets from EXO-L about the long-awaited, but still unexpected announcement.
EXO = Happiness
To no surprise EXO-L—EXO’s supportive and loyal fandom—showed nothing but happiness and enthusiasm for the news.
— 立文妹子 (@liwen959) May 10, 2021
exo comeback i’m ascending pic.twitter.com/maJjFoenYp
— 🗝 (@vampiretyong) May 10, 2021
the excitement we feel every EXO comeback feels like the first time grabe it's been 8 or 9 years pero same feeling of anticipation and excitement pa rin.. exo our home @weareoneEXO#DONT_FIGHT_THE_FEELING pic.twitter.com/EjPJ3gyCAa
— den #1ΞX0 | ia 🌈 🌼 (@twosevenzerosix) May 10, 2021
me thinking of possible theories for exo's comeback instead of sleeping: pic.twitter.com/1wmSvfvCBA
— 𝐘𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐞⁹ is ia || tired. (@sparkling_loey) May 10, 2021
All the complexities in the teaser made for some hilarious reactions!
— WUXIAN (@suran_uwu) May 10, 2021
— @KTine_pArk (@tzineexo) May 10, 2021
— sabrina 🍑 (@durachenkai) May 10, 2021
— precious loey | ia (@mymanpcy) May 10, 2021
— ً (@godsoloist) May 10, 2021
And as it is their tradition ahead of every comeback, EXO also unveiled a new logo.
— ayesha 🌻 (@whinyjongdae) May 10, 2021
A new logo has been added.. A happy comeback EXO & EXO-Ls .. let's light it up 💫
— Y开Ra_L¹² (@Yara19699766) May 10, 2021
The new EXO logo video was actually posted with sound on Instagram~! 🔊
A beep can be heard every single time an object is detected on the EXO Planet radar so there’s 9 beeps in total‼️📡😭#EXO @weareoneEXO #DONT_FIGHT_THE_FEELING pic.twitter.com/iTJkzwOgCA
— gege (@GresiaSihotang_) May 10, 2021
2 dots in the inner circle is SeKai, still inside the planet
2 dots in the 2nd circle is XiuSoo, they just arrived
1 dot outside 2nd circle is Lay, not inside but is nearby
— iya ❣️ lino's gf (@xiulixnho) May 10, 2021
Detective Eri Connecting the Dots
The fandom tried to decode the teaser—that shows what seems to be a military radar screen tracking nine targets. EXO-L came up with some interesting theories!
So after the earth destroyed in the obsession mv… It's definitely in the outter space and the header!! Don't fight the feeling mv in space!!! #DONT_FIGHT_THE_FEELING #weareoneEXO #EXO @weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/ImXlQEXRDO
— BAEKHYUN'S bambi 🦌 (@34_subha4) May 10, 2021
2017 Power: Distorted/Twisted space has been reassembled
2019 Obsession: A messy world order anomalies due to twisted orbits
2021 Don't Fight The Feeling: Designation – EXO Planet, Location – Outer Orbit#DONT_FIGHT_THE_FEELING #EXO @weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/Q3rpBowqpS
— 꿈세훈☁️ (@reveusehun) May 10, 2021
— ⚘ (@doiexinato) May 10, 2021
The sound in the video is the Morse code
It means E X O
— '.ㅅ')ﾉ♡ (@monlumiere__b) May 10, 2021
Taking it Next Level
EXO last made a comeback in 2019 with their album Obsession. Two years is surely a long time, so fans all over the world went into a frenzy. EXO-L took Twitter by storm. Literally.
— Hello Chen (@nonstop_exo) May 10, 2021
EXO Members Teasing the News
Fans also noticed that some members of the group had been dropping hints all along.
Sehun played “Don’t” Mess Up my Tempo on his Instagram live earlier.
Few hours later, EXO dropped a teaser of their special album “Don’t” Fight the Feeling
— happy Sehun Day ❤️ (@exo_aliza) May 10, 2021
— 𝐊开𝐈 𝐉𝐎𝐍𝐆𝐈𝐍 🍑 (@kimraheon) May 10, 2021
DON’T FIGHT THE FEELING IS A HUGE SPOILER FROM EXO AND BAEKHYUN BECAUSE IT IS THE ALBUM TITLE OMG!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/ahnHu8dQYw
— ari 🌸 (@oshcuddles) May 10, 2021
This will be the first group project EXO presents after D.O. and Xiumin’s military discharge, so it is fair to state that “DON’T FIGHT THE FEELING” is one of the most awaited comebacks of the year. To keep up with upcoming updates and more information about it follow EXO and EnVi on Twitter.
Want more EXO content? Check out a piece Team EnVi dedicated to celebrating their 9th anniversary!
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