Why am I spending my sick day browsing YouTube going from one K-pop video to the next? Also why am I jealous of their hair?
I think I have stumbled upon something new to irritate my parents with. Okay so in case you were not aware but K-pop stands for Korean Pop. It is a music genre originating in South Korea. Turns out that there are a few interesting facts about K-pop.
People who have potential are offered binding contract and then they live together with other ‘trainees’ in a regulated environment where they learn music, dance, foreign languages and other skills until they debut.
The reason English phrases are used in their songs is so that they can reach a wider global market – a.k.a us. They even usually have a ‘point dance move‘ which is a key dance move, which is meant to match with the characteristics or lyrics of the song.
The above the first Kpop song I found and listened to, I found it really funny and it started up a whole long discussion with a friend and sending screen shots of random K-pop songs to each other!
Since my discovery of K-pop I have introduced a few others to it and it has been quite fun. I also have a few on my phone although I doubt that I will become obsessed with it as other fans seem to be. I also don’t have the obsession of fascination with the groups and singers themselves. Rather I enjoy it because the song itself is good even if I do not understand all that they are saying. I rather like the fact that there are English lines tossed in and the choreography is kind of catchy. Plus I really like the music itself.
Okay there are times where I look at what they are wearing and really want it for myself, others I look at it and wonder if the designer had been high and gone on a bad trip and was crashing when they came up with the clothes so its a love hate relationship with the clothing.
The part that I really am obsessive over is their hair! Why can’t my hair look like that? Why can’t it behave like theirs seems to? Oh right, I don’t have a dedicated team to keep it in check, sigh, the depressing side of real life.
I also made my way on towards J-pop but that is a whole different story for another time…