EXO member D.O. will be debuting as a soloist this month!
EXO's D.O. releases long awaited solo debut mini-album, 'Empathy' — listen
Titled Empathy, the long awaited mini-album is due out 26 July, 6 PM KST (5PM SGT/PHT). It contains eight songs in total, including the title track 'Rose'.
While D.O. has previously released songs like 'That's okay' for SM STATION and 'Crying out' for the Cart OST, Empathy will be his official debut as a solo artist. He follows other EXO members who have also gone solo, including Baekhyun, Kai, Lay, and Chen.
D.O. 디오 The 1st Mini Album [공감]— EXO (@weareoneEXO) July 11, 2021
🎧 2021.07.26. 6PM KST#디오 #DO(D.O.) #공감 #엑소 #EXO #weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/t0aUz3YOpf
D.O.’s first solo album B-side track ‘I’m Gonna Love You’ to feature Wonstein!— EXO (@weareoneEXO) July 19, 2021
Medium tempo pop song with rhythmical guitar sounds and a catch melody!
To present romantic vibes + vocal chemistry!#디오 #DO(D.O.) #공감#엑소 #EXO #weareoneEXO
Aside from the title track 'Rose', Empathy also includes the B-side 'I'm Gonna Love You' featuring fast-rising Korean rapper Wonstein. Additionally, the mini-album will also feature two bonus tracks: an English version of 'Rose' and 'Si Fueras Mia (If You Were Mine)'.
D.O. 디오 The 1st Mini Album [공감] - Digipack Ver. Album Details— EXO (@weareoneEXO) July 19, 2021
🎧 2021.07.26. 6PM KST#디오 #DO(D.O.) #공감#엑소 #EXO #weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/DAx4NnHdAs
Empathy will be available in two editions: Photobook Version (USD 36/SGD 49) and Digipack Version (USD 28/SGD38). You can pre-order it from 1 July onwards here.
On 17 July, UP Music's Joseph Park—who goes by his producer name 220—shared the mood sampler and tagged DAY6's Jae, as well as Danish songwriter and producer Andreas Ringblom with the caption: "Them guitars on the first teaserrrr."
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On 21 July, it was also revealed that D.O. himself contributed the lyrics for 'Rose' and the B-side 'I'm Fine'.
디오, 첫 솔로 앨범 2곡 작사 참여!— EXO (@weareoneEXO) July 21, 2021
타이틀 곡 ‘Rose’, 수록곡 ‘I’m Fine’ 섬세한 감성 더했다!
D.O. participates in writing the lyrics of 2 songs from his first solo album!
Title track ‘Rose’ & B-side ‘I’m Fine’ of delicate sensibility!#디오 #DO(D.O.) #공감#엑소 #EXO #weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/P445oTjB4m