EXO’s “Ko Ko Bop”, released in 2017, is considered one of their most successful comebacks to date.
Fans love it for its iconic lyrics, dance, and beat.
Two years later, an interesting fact about “Ko Ko Bop” is making EXO-Ls interested all over again. Producer Styalz Fuego revealed that song was originally meant for Red Velvet!
He explained that the key was made higher to fit Red Velvet’s tone.
— STYALZ FUEGO (@STYALZFUEGO) December 27, 2019
The demo itself was made using a female voice, making it believable that the female group would have done well had it been given to them.
Fans could imagine what parts some of the members would have gotten.
— gℓaceon #psycho 💙 (@Glaceon_RV5) December 27, 2019
EXO-Ls and Reveluvs want a collab stage ASAP.
i’d like to see red velvet performing it tbh cuz kkb is my fav exo’s title track…
— r 💙 wendy (@xueiran) December 27, 2019
— 🦋 Ah Drie Yenni 🦋 (@hannahpalang) December 27, 2019
Red Velvet was presumably given their now-iconic song “Red Flavor” instead.
They promoted it a few weeks before EXO’s “Ko Ko Bop” was released on July 18, 2017.