SM Entertainment‘s new groups EXO-K and EXO-M have officially released “MAMA“, the title track off of their first mini-album, ‘MAMA’. The Korean and Chinese versions of “MAMA”, recorded by EXO-K and EXO-M respectively, were officially released through popular Korean music sites, Chinese music sites such as Sina Music, and iTunes. The track was composed by Yoo Young Jin, and utilizes the grand sounds of Gregorian chants and a full orchestra to add to EXO-K and EXO-M’s aura of mystery. The dance break, which features the sharp sound of synths, a guitar riff, and powerful shouting, is especially impressive. The lyrics of the song are said to express the conflict people feel nowadays between living in reality and in the digital world, sadness at the absence of communication, and a desire to rediscover pure love.
SM’s new groups, EXO-K and EXO-M, finally unveiled each team’s members. EXO-K and EXO-M will make a debut on the same day and time with the same song in Korea and China. EXO-K is comprised of SU HO, KAI, CHAN YEOL, SE HUN, BAEK HYUN and D.O. and EXO-M is made of KRIS, LU HAN, TAO, LAY, XIU MIN and CHEN. Especially, the Korean and Chinese versions of the prologue single II ‘HISTORY’ music video were released through the official website (http://exo-k.smtown.com, http://exo-m.smtown.com), YouTube channels (www.youtube.com/exok, www.youtube.com/exom), facebook pages (www.facebook.com/exok, www.facebook.com/exom), NAVER and China’s WEIBO, SINA, SOHU and YOUKU last night. Moreover, since the music video of ‘HISTORY’ features the charms, which have been shown through the teaser videos, dynamic performance and group dance, it is enough to raise the interest and expectation for EXO-K and EXO-M.
parade of violet flowers in full bloom accentuates the scenery of the Dong
River in Gangwon Province. This rare species ONLY grows in the crevices of
the limestone cliffs along the river, and was also named after the river in its
botanical classification. The pasque flower, or 'Hal-me-kot in Korean means
'grandmother flower' for its grey and feathery hair.
[Interview : Min
Kyung-Ui, Photographer] "Most pasque flowers face downward but the Dong River
pasque flowers stand straight up, facing the sun. The yellow and red mix
beautifully inside the petals, and it's a great pleasure looking at them through
the camera lens."
The Dong River pasque flowers, which bloom from
late March to early April, almost became extinct due to excessive visitors in
the 90s. But residents of the Yeongwol and Jeongseon districts planted the
flower on the cliffs to protect the habitat. The flower, now a major tourist
attraction for the towns, was also selected as the flower of this month by the