EXO-Ls everywhere are rejoicing! After several years, Lay is finally back with EXO!

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Lay’s teaser image for CAN’T FIGHT THE FEELING | @weareoneEXO/Twitter

When teasers first dropped for EXO’s new album Don’t Fight the Feeling, EXO-Ls soon trended Lay (also known as Zhang Yixing) at #1 on Twitter worldwide! Shortly after, it was confirmed that Lay would be officially returning after a hiatus from EXO activities. Since 2016, he has mainly been focusing on solo music and acting.

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Lay in “LIT” | Zhang Yixing Studio

One of his most recent appearances with EXO was in the form of a cameo for the “Tempo” music video in 2018. He also featured on the Chinese version of the song.

Lay in “Tempo” MV | SMTOWN

Lay’s return is perfectly timed as the group celebrates their ninth anniversary. It couldn’t be a better gift, and EXO-Ls are beyond excited!

  • “THIS JUST MADE THE WHOLE YEAR BETTER”
  • “MY EYES AUTOMATICALLY TEARED OUT WHEN I REACHED THIS PART!”
  • “Not at me getting goosebumps every time I hear Yixing’s voice in the album, as if I didn’t listen to him 24/7″
  • I’m so so happy seeing Yixing in this MV – it really takes me back”
  • “I love this, even thru green screen, its amazing to see them together in a frame”

Lay in “Can’t fight the feeling” MV | SMTOWN

Since the music video released for their title track “Don’t fight the feeling,” fans have been tweeting their reactions. Once again, causing “Yixing” to trend on Twitter.

With it being about five years since an official comeback with Lay, we cannot help but become emotional. There is nothing else like listening to the songs and hearing all of the members’ voices come together once again.

While Lay has technically made a return to EXO, one of his largest Chinese fanbases Zhang Yixing Bar (also known as XingPark) released a statement, he would be unable to return to Korea for any promotions.

Given the current situation with the pandemic, he will not be able to go to Korea during the comeback period.

— XingPark

Check out the music video for “Can’t Fight The Feeling” below: