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Singer and comedian Yoo Se Yoon has just released a dramatic yet funny music video for his new solo single “Kkattok”.
“Kkattok” is a ballad number with hip-hop and acoustic element different from his usual bouncy dance music in pop duo UV. The song came from the popular Korean message service ‘KakaoTalk’, and portrays about a girlfriend who doesn’t pay attention to her boyfriend because she is always talking to her friends on KakaoTalk.
Check out the MV below.
Comedian and artist Yoo Se Yoon (of duo UV) is making a solo comeback with a new single titled “Kkattok,” a ballad number with hip-hop elements. In the song, Yoo Se Yoon raps while singer Lim Bo Ram provides smooth vocals. The song’s title is a play on the popular Korean message service “KakaoTalk,” literally referring to it multiple times in the song. It is also part of the chorus refrain.
In the second teaser for the MV released on October 24, Yoo Se Yoon dons a white sleeveless shirt and throws grass around in a field, while screaming in frustration and anger, and various objects (an egg tray cover, a plastic chair, and a makgeolli bottle) fly across the screen.
Perhaps many people can identify with the ode to banishing KakaoTalk, which depicts a boyfriend’s frustrations that his girlfriend is always on KakaoTalk texting her friends, even when they are together
Instant mobile messengers have remained the hottest properties in the Korean tech scene since KakaoTalk debuted in March 2010.
KakaoTalk's users now total 83 million worldwide and its strong rival Line, run by Korea's top portal site operator NHN, had its global users surpass 130 million recently, 19 months after NHN's Japanese unit launched it for Japanese users.
The two are expecting higher figures when it comes to number of users - 280 million early next year for Line and 100 million by the end of this year for KakaoTalk.
But both face the same main challenges: Translating such gigantic user pools into actual revenues, going beyond their core messaging functions and replacing existing Web-based services as consumers move for good to mobile platforms.
KakaoTalk versus Line
Kakao, the operator of KakaoTalk, and NHN both say that this year will be a crucial turning point that will decide their future paths and growth
Mnet Media said that it will hold a special concert Aug. 15 to celebrate the beginning of "Superstar K4", fourth season of the singing competition show.
The two-hour concert at Jamsil Stadium, southern Seoul, will feature winners from the first three seasons and as many as 20 finalists on the program, the Korean version of American Idol.
The broadcasting company will invite 5,000 people to attend the concert for free through text messages and KakaoTalk.
Kim Tae-eun, the producer of "Superstar K4", said, "This event is very meaningful because contenders of the former series come together to meet their fans, celebrating the new series".
This season, the competition program held auditions at home and abroad.
Some of the runner-ups of the singing audition shows have been well-received, including Busker Busker, which reached the top spot on various music Web sites including Melon and Mnet
Girls' Generation took on an Olympic-themed photo shoot for fashion magazine High Cut. In the issue that went on sale yesterday, the nine group members are in various poses wearing outfits resembling the Korean team's uniform.The girls said in the accompanying interview they would be cheering on all the Korean athletes during the Games, which begin July 28 in London.Meanwhile, the photos are spreading like wildfire online and netizens who encountered them were quick to say, "Our team will surely do well with Girls' Generation cheering them on!"Last week, the band made headlines when it became one of the most-followed celebrities on KakaoTalk.From Dec. 28, users of the Korean free messaging software for smartphones were able to friend the group as a "Plus Friend" - a profile maintained by celebrities and brands