One song. Every day. Alphabetical order.
Wolf (from XOXO / Growl – 2013)
I think it’s accurate to call Wolf EXO’s most polarizing title track. The song gets a lot of guff, labeled cheesy or cringey. And yeah, the wolf howls are a bit much. But, when you really take a look at the composition itself, Wolf is tackling more interesting ideas than many idol groups manage within an entire discography.
Wolf is a sledgehammer of a song, bounding forward without any restraint. Fusing traditional instrumentation with a mammoth dubstep beat, the lumbering instrumental supports a skittering, anything-goes melody that finds the guys shouting just as often as singing. However, Wolf isn’t without its standout vocal moments. When the track reaches its chorus, we’re treated to a series of sky high power notes that match the fury of their theatrical arrangement. If you’re going to go absolutely bonkers, this is the way to do it.