EXO is getting ready for a new album. The remaining active members have announced their July comeback date. In addition to that, Kai could still be featured in the album despite his recent military enlistment.
EXO Announces July Comeback Date
SM Entertainment confirmed EXO’s July comeback date in a new statement.
“EXO’s seventh full-length album will be released on July 10,” the statement read. It also revealed that Kai had participated in the new LP.
“As it is an album everyone has put their all into, promotions related to the album will proceed as planned. We will release more details soon,” the statement continued.
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— EXO (@weareoneEXO) June 8, 2023
This is great news for fans who were concerned about Kai after the “Rover” singer tearfully confirmed his military enlistment. Kim Jongin had stated that he was disappointed he couldn’t join the rest of EXO in their next comeback.
“There’s so much that I had prepared. What a pity. That’s what’s upsetting,” Kai said during a live broadcast.
“There’s nothing that I could do about this. I’m sad that I can’t show you what I prepared but I can just show it after I return,” he added.
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— EXO (@weareoneEXO) May 27, 2023
Although Kai will not be able to join the promotions for the new album, his presence will still be felt in the July comeback.
The comeback also confirms that Xiumin, Baekhyun, and Chen will continue promoting with the rest of the group. The EXO-CBX members had previously notified SM Entertainment of the termination of their exclusive contracts. However, they also assured EXO-Ls that they will continue to be a part of their group despite their legal dispute with SM.
— EXO (@weareoneEXO) May 18, 2023
In related news, SM Entertainment announced that EXO is planning to film a group reality show in Korea. The details of the project have not been revealed. However, it was confirmed that the remaining active seven members will participate.