One song. Every day. Alphabetical order.
Baby, Don’t Cry (from XOXO / Growl – 2013)
One of EXO’s most iconic slow jams, Baby, Don’t Cry opens with an evocative piano riff that sets the tone for an extended r&b plea. In doing so, it pulls the best from EXO’s vocal line. The track has a sucker-punch of a chorus, supported brilliantly by minimalist percussion and that insistent, instantly-memorable piano. Cry’s bridge offers dynamic interplay between rap and vocals, gradually adding harmony before building to a fevered pitch of impassioned ad-libs. Once that storm has passed, Cry finishes as it began — that omnipresent piano bolstered by a renewed weight from the aural melodrama that preceded it.