On June 9,SM Entertainment said, "EXO will release its seventh album on July 10",adding, "All album promotions will be carried out as planned”. "We will also disclose the detailed schedule soon",he said.
EXO released their sixth album ‘Obsession’ in 2019. After about three years and eight months, they released a new album.In April, they held fan meetings in Korea and Japan to announce their comeback.
However, Kai suddenly joined the military last month. On June 1 EXO-CBX (Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin) also notified SM Entertainment of the termination of the contract.
However, EXO- CBX is participating in EXO activities even during the conflict. The music video for the new song was finished on June 2. On June 8, they left for to shoot a reality show.