EXO's Chen Unveils Evocative Cover Art For Upcoming Mini-Album

SM Entertainment confirmed the news

By Pakkee Tan 11 Sep, 2019 7:30 AMTags
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Update: EXO-Ls, it's finally here! Details of EXO's Chen's comeback have been announced and the 26-year-old vocalist is confirmed to drop his upcoming solo mini-album on 1 October. 

Titled, Dear My Dear, the mini-album will consist of six songs in total and is available for pre-order online from today. Fans can expect emotion-driven ballads and sentimental melodies that fit the nostalgic vibe of the fall season. 

Chen is known for his crystal clear voice and impressive singing ability in the popular K-pop boy group, EXO. His first foray into solo activities have been very well-received with his first mini album, April And A Flower, claiming the number one spot on the iTunes Top Albums chart in 33 countries. He released the aforementioned album in April of this year and the upcoming one is scheduled to drop just six months after. 

The announcement was made via EXO's official Twitter page, where the cover art for the mini-album was also revealed. The singer opted for two illustrations, one in monochrome and one is colour, capturing the feel of fall nights. 

Stay tuned for more updates on Chen's highly anticipated solo release! 

Original, 29 August: Get ready to groove to a new tempo this fall — EXO's Chen is preparing to drop a new solo album!

The news was confirmed today by the K-pop star's parent company SM Entertainment, who reportedly responded to news reports made by South Korean outlets that the singer was preparing for a comeback.

"Chen is preparing to release a solo album in early October," an SM Entertainment representative confirmed with local news outlets.

Of course, EXOL-s celebrated the news on social media, rooting for their "vocal king", as one Twitter user dubbed him.

"Am I ready for #CHEN's first comeback? I haven't even recovered from his first solo, man... I still listen to Beautiful Goodbye on repeat," another said

One super excited fan even demanded for the pre-order links to be released, "@SMTOWNGLOBAL drop the link for pre orders for Chen's second solo album! We're waiting!"

The upcoming solo album marks Chen's second since debuting his EP April, and a Flower earlier this year in — when else? — April, and is his first solo comeback since releasing the album.

At its peak the album reached 2nd place on the Gaon album chart, and 7th on the Billboard Heatseekers album chart.

Chen is part of EXO, one of the most commercially successful boy bands in South Korean History, along with fellow members  Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai and Sehun.