EXO - Lucky
Despite absolutely loving their debut EP last year, I wasn't really sold on EXO's 2013 full-length album. Too many ballads and midtempos. Over time, I've grown to like the single, Wolf, but have been even more won over by the album's re-release, with its awesome r&b single Growl. Beyond Growl, the re-release includes two new songs. Of both of them, Lucky is the truly awesome track. It's a full on dance production, which would sound completely at place on the stages of Melodifestivalen or Eurovision. There's something about it that just doesn't sound like most contemporary Korean music. That chorus melody smashes it... a sugar rush that screams Scandinavia even though there's no connection.
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