Korean boy band EXO returned on Tuesday (Dec. 26) with the release of their fourth winter-themed EP, Universe.
The new album was released the day after Christmas, and contains three variations of the title song, including a Chinese-language rendition and an alternate CD version of "Universe" that features slightly altered lyrics from that of the single. Along with “Universe,” the boy band’s latest also features five other songs, including “Lights Out” with lyrics penned by Chen.
The single is a soft pop-rock tune propelled by a gentle piano melody and dramatic electric strings. With soaring, emotive vocals courtesy of the EXO members “Universe” is a power ballad that showcases the group’s strengths as they sing about the feelings that have them searching the universe for a former lover.