K-pop meets indie on the upbeat “Bye Babe,” a new song released today (Nov. 3) featuring popular Korean indie icon 10cm and Chen, a member of the boy band EXO.
The funky pop/rock track has a bubbly folk vibe, and was co-written by the pair of singers, whose mix of sweet and emotive vocals blend together over the sweet melody. It was released as part of SM Entertainment’s on-going SM Station project.
“Bye Babe” came about after Chen commented on a radio show that his dream collaborator would be 10cm, a folkpop band featuring Kwon Jungyeol, who the EXO member had listened to since high school. (Former member Yoon Cheoljong left the former duo in July.) After hearing about Chen’s desire, 10cm reportedly reached out through Instagram to make the idea a reality.