South Korean boy band EXO launched their fourth studio album, on July 18, which they say was influenced by other music genres such as electronic dance music and reggae. The lead single, combines the “tropical feeling” of reggae with the fast pace of electronic dance music, EXO member Baekhyun says. Formed in 2012, EXO earned global success with their first studio album,
Its hit song Growl was picked as the best K-pop song of 2013 by Billboard. The group’s three previous albums have each sold over one million copies.