“Couldn’t push back my military enlistment”: EXO’s Baekhyun joining military in April, new MV “Bambi” breaks pre-sales records

"Couldn't push back my military enlistment": EXO’s Baekhyun joining military in April, new MV “Bambi” breaks pre-sales records

Baekhyun has officially made his comeback with the release of Bambi and an accompanying music video for the same. Baekhyun has officially marked his comeback with the release of his 3rd mini album ‘Bambi’ along with the official cinematic music video for the title track of the same name. This EP consists of a total of 6 tracks titled Love Scene, Bambi, All I Got, Amusement Park, Privacy and Cry For Love. The title song ‘Bambi’ is an R&B song where Baekhyun collaborated with composer DEEZ and singer-songwriter SAAY. The emotional guitar melody and the sweet vocals of BAEKHYUN stand out, and the lyrics contain a mature love story through fairytale-like expressions.

Baekhyun enlisting in the military soon

On March 26, EXO’s Baekhyun held an Instagram Live broadcast in which he talked about enlisting in the military soon and the impact on his upcoming solo comeback.

During the broadcast, he explained why his upcoming album “Bambi” would not have clear-cut official promotions. “It’s something that couldn’t be helped,” he said. “I wanted to tell you about it. I thought a lot about whether I should tell you at the start of March or just tell you later. The end of March is the final date at which I could push back my military enlistment. That’s why nothing has been scheduled for April.”

I didn’t want to cause a stir, says Baekhyun on military enlistment new

He continued, “I wasn’t sure if it would be right to ask you all to wait for me when nothing had been prepared. I said that I would repay in happiness all the love that I have received. I didn’t want to cause a stir with this news ahead of time, so I focused on working hard for the new solo album and incorporating my opinion from the planning process to the music video shoot so that I could show people what I wanted to show.”

Watch ‘Bambi’ music video below

“I wanted it to be like, ‘I’ll be right back” says Baekhyun

He added, “Even if I’m not here, we’ve filmed a lot of content in advance that will be released on YouTube and other places. It’s possible people might be disappointed because I announced it so late, but I had just one intention. I didn’t want to make you feel like you had to prepare in advance. It’s not like we’re being separated forever. I wanted it to be like, ‘I’ll be right back.’”

He concluded, “My heart feels heavy in sharing this. Even if I’m not here for a while, there’s a lot of things waiting for you so that you won’t feel the absence as much as possible, so let’s not start being sad now.”

Baekhyun x Doyoung of NCT

On March 10, a music video teaser was revealed for their upcoming remake of “Doll,” a song originally sung by Lee Ji Hoon and Shinhwa’s Shin Hye Sung.

This release is part of Stone Music Entertainment, KT, and Genie Music’s “Rewind : Blossom” project, where several artists who represent the current era will remake songs from the 1990s and early 2000s. A total of eight songs will be released in two sets on March 12 and 26. Other artists who are taking part in the project are IZ*ONE, Urban Zakapa, B1A4’s Sandeul, Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung, Ha Sung Woon, Wonstein, Park Moon Chi, and Yoo Seung Woo. 

Three months ago, it was revealed that NCT’s Doyoung would be starring in a TV drama. On November 2nd 2020, SM Entertainment said: “Doyoung will be taking on his first acting role as Son Ji Woo in the time and space transcending fantasy drama ‘Midnight Café’ season three ‘Sanbok Sanbok Stalker,’ which will portray the growth and therapeutic story of an 18-year-old high school student who can see the future.”

Cafe Midnight is a South Korean drama that first aired in 2020. It’s set in a mysterious cafe on a mountainside road that doesn’t appear on a map, and it transcends both time and space.

The drama’s third season, titled Cafe Midnight Season 3: The Curious Stalker was released on February 19th 2021 and tells the story of a high school student who unexpectedly sees into the future while searching for his mother.

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