Over half a year since their last Korean single, K-pop behemoth EXO dropped their latest single “Ko Ko Bop” on Tuesday (July 18).
The lead song from their newly released The War album, “Ko Ko Bop” is a breezy dance tune from the popular K-pop boy band. Blending reggae rhythms and bass-driven dancehall and trap elements, the single is a smooth summer bop.
A sultry track about getting down and dancing without constraint, “Ko Ko Bop” features lyrics co-written by members Chen, Chanyeol and Baekhyun. The shimmering vocals are overall relaxed, driven by a soft wailing that recalls EXO’s 2013 single “Wolf,” while aggressive raps and sharp dance breaks propel the song to its end with a final proclamation of the titular phrase.