Mandopop hottie Lay Zhang (张艺兴) finally made his much-anticipated comeback with his 4th solo album, “蓮” (English translation “Lit”)!

As stated in a press release, the title symbolises the Chinese religious belief of the duality of “Life & Death”. Additionally, the same Chinese character uses the the lotus flower symbol, which is recognised as something that “grows and blossoms out of the dirt/mud”.

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This reflects well with the album’s overall concept. In this case, the album comes with two parts which shows Lay’s versatile musical style. Apart from that, it represents a new birth in addition to a new sound that we’ve never heard from the artist before this. We guarantee you, the 12 tracks included in the album is totally worth the listen.

To commemorate the release of the album, we’ve compiled 6 fun facts about the EXO member as well as the masterpiece especially for fans out there. Check it out:

1. His followers on social media

2. Some of his groundbreaking career highlights

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3. Global endorser

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4. “Lit” music video

The cinematic MV for the title track has accumulated 11 million views (and counting) since uploaded on 1st June. Lay also shows off his chiseled body in one of the scenes in the clip. Judging from the responses, fans just can’t get enough of this eye candy.

5. 2nd single “Boom”

The song entered iTunes Top 10 All Genre charts across 15 countries, and also gained over 1 million streams on Spotify in 1 week! Fingers crossed that Lay will drop a music video for this jam as well.

6. “#BoomChallenge” on TikTok

For those who don’t know, Lay’s demo video received over 1 million views since it was launched on 8th July. Plus, the campaign hashtag has accumulated over 43 million views and up to 14k UGC creations with over 7 million views.

Enjoy the full track list here and feel free to share with us your favourite tracks. 😉

Images by Sony Music Malaysia.

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