EXO-Ls everywhere are rejoicing! After several years, Lay is finally back with EXO!
When teasers first dropped for EXO’s new album Don’t Fight the Feeling, EXO-Ls soon trended Lay (also known as Zhang Yixing) at #1 on Twitter worldwide! Shortly after, it was confirmed that Lay would be officially returning after a hiatus from EXO activities. Since 2016, he has mainly been focusing on solo music and acting.
One of his most recent appearances with EXO was in the form of a cameo for the “Tempo” music video in 2018. He also featured on the Chinese version of the song.
- Lay’s return is perfectly timed as the group celebrates their ninth anniversary. It couldn’t be a better gift, and EXO-Ls are beyond excited!
- “THIS JUST MADE THE WHOLE YEAR BETTER”
- “MY EYES AUTOMATICALLY TEARED OUT WHEN I REACHED THIS PART!”
- “Not at me getting goosebumps every time I hear Yixing’s voice in the album, as if I didn’t listen to him 24/7″
- “I’m so so happy seeing Yixing in this MV – it really takes me back”
- “I love this, even thru green screen, its amazing to see them together in a frame”
Since the music video released for their title track “Don’t fight the feeling,” fans have been tweeting their reactions. Once again, causing “Yixing” to trend on Twitter.
— dftf (@dftfdy_) June 7, 2021
THIS PART RIGHT HERE FROM YIXING 😭😭😭😭 DIMPLES GOT ME😭😭😭😭
Cr. 甜酒SWEETWINE pic.twitter.com/4ffwlVNubf
— klau 🌝 (@kokokbop) June 7, 2021
Teared up a tiny bit when Yixing's part came 🥲 The last EXO MV he appeared in was Tempo and that was way back 2018. So happy to hear his voice and see him dancing in an EXO MV 🖤 #DONT_FIGHT_THE_FEELING pic.twitter.com/gUnUnggzCW
— ゛rest (@NAUGHTYBE0MS) June 7, 2021
With it being about five years since an official comeback with Lay, we cannot help but become emotional. There is nothing else like listening to the songs and hearing all of the members’ voices come together once again.
Yixing’s voice in all of the songs 😭 it’s just idk makes me feel emotional somehow
— 🅠🅤🅘🅝 (⊼⌔⊼) (@quinsehun) June 7, 2021
It amazes me how EXO have individual singing styles but when they sing altogether it still sounds so perfect.
9 voices that brings life to music, thank you Baekhyun, Kyungsoo, Yixing, Jongdae, Suho, Xiumin, Chanyeol, Kai, and Sehun ✨
— ◟ari (@oshcuddles) June 7, 2021
While Lay has technically made a return to EXO, one of his largest Chinese fanbases Zhang Yixing Bar (also known as XingPark) released a statement, he would be unable to return to Korea for any promotions.
Given the current situation with the pandemic, he will not be able to go to Korea during the comeback period.
Check out the music video for “Can’t Fight The Feeling” below: