EXO's 'Obsession' Album: How the Songs Came Together

When you're down two members thanks to mandatory military service, what's a K-pop boy band to do? Answer: Bring out your evil clones and craft an album drawing upon their unsettling energy.

With the release of 2019's Obsession LP, EXO went further into the dark, daring territory they touched upon in past B-sides such as "Artificial Love," introducing us to X-EXO and adding atypical sounds to their deep discography before diving straight into feel-good funk and ballads. With assists from a global coterie of producers and songwriters who brought reggae, Bossa nova, '90s R&B and Gap Band-inspired funk to the table, EXO perfected their formula and highlighted both sides of the EXO moon.