A Journey into the Past with 'Brand New,' Xiumin Solo Album

A Journey into the Past with 'Brand New,' Xiumin Solo Album - The Daebak Company

Surely you are excited by the comebacks of your favorite artists, and all year round, we have time to enjoy their new music and unreleased content. Who wouldn't love EXO? While all its members are busy with solo work, Xiumin has already made his official solo debut with an energetic mini album called "Brand New." 

Are you excited to know more about this new project? Continue reading with Daebak the new news about kpop albums, where you can also find the best of your favorite merchandise.

What is EXO Known for?

If you are starting in the world of Kpop or new to EXO, you will be interested in knowing a more about who these talented guys are.

EXO is a boy group formed by SM Entertainment in 2011. The group made its debut in April 2012 with twelve members divided into two subgroups: EXO-K (Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Kai, D.O., and Sehun) and EXO-M ( Xiumin, Chen, Lay, Kris, Tao, and Luhan), to promote music in Korea and China, respectively.

Their first album in 2013 was titled XOXO, which featured the song "Growl." EXO currently has nine members (Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Kai, Sehun, and D.O.), making them the group with the most album sales in South Korea.

The second subgroup is EXO-SC, made up of Sehun and Chanyeol. Likewise, the name originates from the initials of its members, and the said subunit debuted on July 22, 2019, with the mini album What a Life.

Xiumin Solo Album and His New Style

After his return from military service, Xiumin made his solo performance on September 26, unveiling his first mini album with a photobook version titled Brand New, a new project with a lot of colors, energy, and a very retro style from the 90s and 2000s.

In his style, the songs titled "Brand New," "Feedback," "How We Do," "Love Letter," and "Serenity" were pieces with an old-school vibe dance and an addictive feeling, where the lyrics wittily expressed a man's promise of showing his renewed side in a real essence for who he is.

EXO's vocalist and rapper's love for K-pop and Y2K music influenced his songs from the solo album. Xiumin's Brand New album is a true memory of a teenage time of millennium pop and futuristic R&B.

For him, the music style of that time was relatively simple. It evoked many emotions while being easy to listen to, a good source of inspiration when creating his musical pieces, which contain a bit of the past that will make you remember or live how trends were back then.

After working in the music industry for a decade, Xiumin felt a big responsibility for having to sing and write songs from beginning to end without other bandmates. Nevertheless, this first solo album completely captures his musical tastes, becoming a hit of the moment that made us feel good knowing his new image.

Xiumin Brand New Tracklist

Brand New

This is the featured song for his first mini album, which shares the same name as Xiumin's solo album. The song contains a danceable rhythm with energy. The Brand New Xiumin lyrics invite you to have a good vibe all day! You can watch his MV as you enjoy listening to the song and look at Xiumin's dance and acting skills. 


The rhythm in Xiumin's song Feedback, influenced by musical genres heard in the early 2000s, settles down to give us a feeling of nostalgia, perfect for a road trip playlist. Definitely, with this song, a cute Xiumin invites us to dance with him all night, waiting for a favorable response.

How We Do

The atmosphere of How We Do is a bit more seductive and at the same time, captivating. It focuses on Mark's and Xiumin's voices, giving fans a perfect match of SM's idols' impressive vocals and rap!

Love Letter

Xiumin's Love Letter starts with an unexpected verse but then immediately goes into the lovely and captivating melody that introduces you to a beautiful atmosphere to feel loved. If you are thinking of dedicating a song to someone special, this is the best one in Xiumin's Brand New album!


The song demonstrates Xiumin’s soft and charming voice, sending listeners into tranquility and relaxation with a piece of perfectly natural and peaceful music.

Are you looking to Xiumin solo album pre-order date? No need for the Xiumin brand new pre-order date when it is already available at The Daebak Company! You can find the Brand New album and other EXO official merchandise at Daebak's kpop shop! Let us know what song was your favorite!

Cover Photo Source: e_xiu_o Instagram account


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