AceShowbiz - Lay treats his fans to his new solo music on his birthday. The member of South Korean group EXO released his second solo album "LAY 02 SHEEP" on Saturday, October 7, which happens to be his birthday, along with a music video for the title track, "Sheep".
In the song, the star who just turned 26 years old declares himself "the lead sheep in China." The China-born singer/songwriter is seen dancing on various places, like his home, a street and sauna, in the accompanying visuals.
"LAY 02 SHEEP" features ten tracks in total, including the previously released song "I Need U", which is an anniversary present for his grandparents. He has also released "X Back", which is apparently dedicated to his fans, off the album.
The album will be physically released on October 18. To promote the effort, the "What U Need?" singer will hold a showcase in China on October 12.
"LAY 02 SHEEP" is the second solo album by Lay, following up 2016's "Lose Control". At that time, he also surprised fans by dropping the first single of the EP, "What U Need?", on his birthday. The EP was a commercial success, peaking at number 1 on the Gaon Album Chart and 7th of Best-Selling Albums of 2016.
As for EXO, the group released their latest album "The War: The Power of Music" in September. Featuring "Ko Ko Bop" as the lead single, the album topped the South Korean Gaon Album Chart for two consecutive weeks. It also reached No. in on iTunes in 41 countries, such as Spain, Japan, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Lay is the only remaining Chinese member on EXO, after Luhan left the group in 2014, followed by Kai and Tao.