The history of Exo is long and complicated for a short version of the story of Exo click here. Fast forward to 2015 Luhan debuts his first mini album and music video as a solo artist. Below is the review for Luhan’s first solo release Reloaded part 1.
After leaving Exo Luhan changed his image so to prepare those are have only seen or remember Luhan in Exo .
Luhan went from this
Now on to the (mini) Album!
That good good hits the ground running with its hip hop influenced beat and catchy repetitive hook of the phrase I got that good good similar to Willow smith’s whip my hair song. As if luhan performing in this genre isn’t enough of a 180 degree change of his image some of the lyrics in the song (especially the pre chorus)may give one pause as they may be perceived as sexual . Some fans debate that maybe Luhan doesn’t understand what the term “the good good” means but in the video watch his “dance” move whenever this verse arises. It is definitely a image shattering single which is probably his intention.
Adventure Time Is the true surprise track off this mini album even more so than that good good. The track starts off with dramatic piano chords mix in the instrumentals. The music is very reminiscent of western hip –hop (or trap) music which is a huge departure from the music Luhan had been doing with Exo. There had been a lot of negative reviews of the extreme use of autotune on Luhan’s voice . However it does give his voice a unique sound in the chorus and at his part at the end of the song.
That good good– Squaresound remix
A surprisingly dark melody starts off the track and builds up during the first stanza to a dub- step like climax with chiptune music. Great restructuring of the song ; taking the song from its high energy hip hop tunes to a low tempo electro / chiptune groove.However the chorus is only heard once and the bridge is absent which was a slight disappointment.
That good good – Penthouse remix
Like its brother remix on the mini album the Penthouse remix is much more low tempo than it’s original. While using electronic instrumentals like the Squaresound remix the melody in this version is much brighter. The beginning has a lounge like sound and midway after the chorus more hip hop elements meld their way into the music. Despite its fall release this remix would be a good summer song.
With this release Luhan makes his foray into the music world all on his own but he isn’t done yet as of this review he has already released two more songs possibly for a Reloaded part 2 release.