Hello, Everyone. As you can tell by the scent of fresh hair dye in the air, it's officially comeback season! New haircuts, colors, and a butt load of fresh rumors point towards EXO's much anticipated 2016 comeback! **applause**
"Why is this comeback so special?" you may ask. For a number of reasons actually. First, this will be the first official full studio album (hopefully! Still a rumor for now) comeback as OT9. Sing For You doesn't count, because it was a mini, and Love Me Right was only a repackage. So, fresh meat with a new crew. No choreography changes or line changes. Second, this will be EXO's first comeback as a senior boy group in the company. As you know, SM Entertainment's newest boy group, NCT U, debuted last month. This is the first time EXO will come back as a "senior" male group in the company. Doesn't it make you feel old to be calling them seniors now?
With those thoughts aside, let's get down to these rumors. I have organized them to be in order from what I think to be the least believable, to the most plausible.
1. Comeback Theme = Mask Concept
|Trans: EXO comeback title song "THTONES",mask dance,Kai wear blood stained white shirts+Baekhyun high note omg!|
If you've been in this fandom for the past three or so years, you've heard this rumor come up at least once or twice every year. Especially during the month or so before EXO has an expected comeback. For the new EXO-L who don't know, this rumor (as far as I know, correct me if I'm wrong), first popped up sometime in late 2013; right before their Overdose comeback. Kai was seen on a fancam gesturing what it looks to be dance moves that involve putting on and removing a mask.
Here he is 2013:
Again in 2014 @ The Lost Planet (after Overdose comeback):
Unfortunately, this rumor proved to be untrue back then, so I'm not sure if it's true this time around...2 years later. However, EXO has leaked their choreo before. Members were seen dancing the famous Growl choreography before their 2013 comeback.
I'd like to think a manager or someone pulled them aside and kindly reminded them not to do these kinds of things in public, but, it happened once, who's to say it couldn't happen again?
2. Tony Testa On The Way To #Seoul
Seoul. See you in a week #SM— Tony Testa (@TTestaOfficial) May 14, 2016
Tony Testa. Famous Choreographer. Has worked with SM Artists, Janet Jackson, and others. Need I say more? He helped choreograph Overdose.
|Here he is with the boys in 2014 during The Lost Planet tour.|
|The man responsible for this perfection we see here. This still takes my breath away today.|
3. New Hairstyles and Colors
I already wrote a detailed post on this a few days ago, but the boys look to have had some one-on-one time with SM's hair stylists. I personally can't wait to see what Kai will look like. He's had dark hair since Call Me Baby, so it's likely become his turn again to go under the sink for some excessive rounds of bleaching. As much as I value protecting his hair from damage, (would you not agree that) it might actually be worth it if he comes out with grey/blonde hair again.
per·fec·tion noun : the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects
So, have you heard any other juicy gossip or rumors about their comeback? Feel free to discuss in the comments below. Also, if I get anything wrong regrading dates or facts, let me know. ;)
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Written by Danielle@EXOdicted.net
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