“Ayy, put your hands up, you must be gettin’ on the, you want someplace, new days.” You got it in your head, right? It’s okay, that’s the Xiumin effect. We waited and we finally got it! Our precious Kim Minseok officially debuted solo with ‘Brand New’ and it’s even cooler than we could have expected. It’s fun, passionate, and fresh – just like Xiumin. So here we are, just to say how grateful we feel for this mini-album.
‘Brand New,’ A Delightful Contradiction
Xiumin decided to call his mini-album Brand New, and we’re obsessed! Fun fact: by watching the clip of the lead single of the same name, we know that it is just very Xiumin. Everything is joyful, colorful, and cheerful. Just like him.
The choreography is hyper-cool and the chorus is definitely super catchy. ‘Brand New’ may be brand new but it is so Xiumin. That’s why we’re so in love with his solo debut!
As EXO-L, we were absolutely dying to hear Xiumin sing again. Any of the EXO members could easily be the lead singer of any group, and Xiumin is the perfect example of this. With his distinctive voice, he always serves with his vocals and his ability to sing absolutely everything. His voice is… how can we say it? Let’s listen to his ballad ‘Love Letter’ as an example. That’s the exact reason why we have listened to Xiumin’s Brand New about two hundred times.
The Best Album Of The Year?
Wait. Stop. It’s time to talk about ‘Serenity.’ This grandiloquent ballad – which we previously heard at the SMCU Express concert – is a wonder. What a conclusion for one of our favorite albums of the year! The pop sounds, just like in ‘Feedback,’ are sooooo addictive. Like, if everything goes wrong, you listen to his album and everything goes much better. Brand New is a little gem of happiness. Plus, the album marks the return of the duo: the Markmin duo. The two loveliest people on earth: NCT’s Mark and EXO’ Xiumin. A genius plus a genius gives the song ‘How We Do.’
Clearly, after a strong and accomplished debut like this one, we are ready for his next solo releases (while manifesting EXO’s comeback)!
What’s your favorite song from Xiumin’s Brand New? What do you like the most about Xiumin’s debuts? Drop a comment below, tweet us @TheHoneyPop, or comment on our Instagram and Facebook. Want all the dopest K-Pop news? Right here!