Starting off with Monodrama earlier this year, it appear’s EXO’s lay is about to embark on some serious solo promotion and his latest has pretty excited.

What U Need? is, aurally, the perfect kind of track for this time of year; still uptempo and fun enough for what’s left of summer but with that cooldown vibe that makes it a great listen for fall.  While this is as vocally dynamic as his first single, it really doesn’t need to be.  His performance isn’t lazy just dialed back to be in better cooperation with the productions that has a lot of bounce to it.

Lyrically, this song is probably a little more sensual that the overall atmosphere of the track might lead you to think.  It’s all about the urge to be closer to someone and drawn to everything about them.  This isn’t like the puppy love that we tend to get from this kind of poppy rhythm, there is something a lot more…adult in the way the story flows.  It causes some disconnect when your brain tries to jam the two moods together, but it doesn’t ruin the song.

The video helps you settle forget some of the mish-mash thanks to the very well choreographed dance and the overall happiness of the scene.

Sidenote: Anyone else think Lose Control is going to be a ladykiller of a slow jam?

Translated lyrics courtesy of Lirik Lagu.

Lyrics:
Ooh oh, yeah yeah, ooh no no

Ooh turuturuturu, babe attention
Watch baby, listen to my music
Encircled by air bubbles, special day
Call me crazy I’ll find the love
In a crowd, I can spot you in one glance
The purple light turns on
Its own towards you
My heartbeat quickens, I pretend
I don’t care but actually I really do
The blurred midnight stimulating danger
The red wine cup late at night
There’s nothing that can compare
To your fragrant scent
Always searching for a reason
For me to come over tonight, playing
I’m still at that spot
Waiting for your gaze
Love is like a whiskey
Called deep layers of meaning
Ooh ooh baby
I can’t stifle the urge to draw closer
Baby you got me crazy
Just tell me what you want from me
Wandering over your eyes
The edge of your lips, your shoulders
I leave behind my mark
You’re nodding at me
I walk forward again
Please don’t reject me yeah
Baby baby baby
You’re my little lady
Baby baby baby
Always got me waiting
Baby baby baby
But I’m like the little feeling
I go one two and one two step
I draw closer to your side ooh ooh
I’mma get it, I gotta get it
I gotta gotta get it
I gotta get it yeah
Watch baby, this really beautiful atmosphere
I want to be your exclusive Driver
Listen baby, oh I can make it
Tonight I want you to fall into my river of love
I’m unable to resist
Your flirtatious glances
I gonna bababala baba
I can’t cool down anymore
Everyone says love is a poison
But I already drank it
You say you’re not my antidote
I let you leave
Pairing up is useless for this world
The name list full until bursting
Edison invented the light bulb
But the brighter it is, the more boring
Ooh ooh baby
I can’t stifle the urge to draw closer
Baby you got me crazy
Just tell me what you want from me
Wandering over your eyes
The edge of your lips, your shoulders
I leave behind my mark
You’re nodding at me
I walk forward again
Please don’t reject me yeah
In the middle of the night
You exude a fascinating fragrance
In this city, I get lost
And am shown the way
You don’t seem to care
I can’t help thinking of you
You and me, sometimes far, sometimes close
(Baby baby baby) Whoo
(Baby baby baby) Baby baby
(Baby baby baby)
Talking about you baby
I go one two and one two step
I draw closer to your side
Ooh ooh baby
I can’t stifle the urge to draw closer
Baby you got me crazy
Just tell me what you want from me
Wandering over your eyes
The edge of your lips, your shoulders
I leave behind my mark
You’re nodding at me
I walk forward again
Please don’t reject me yeah
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