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The K-pop marketplace is lately a sea of woman groups, especially with a slew of heavy hitters making comebacks this summer, yet Uee says a couple of still caught her eye.
In a up to date interview following the finishing of “High Society,” Uee discussed long term plans for her woman group After School, and the overall woman team style in the market.
“All the After College participants were given in combination one day to calculate how long we’ve been on a break,” Uee said. “I think we’ve been long gone for over two years.”
Gyms in Korea were playing this for years after it dropped because its relentless beat is not only catchy, it is actually relatively fast. At approximately 130bpm, it is even quicker than American dance hits like Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World” and Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger.” If you are making a running playlist, basically, you will want “So Cool” to start playing at the point when you are kicking for the finish line.
Fitting in with the exercise theme, the music video was (loosely) inspired by the Daegu-hosted IAAF World Championships in 2011, which explains all the spangly batons, hurdling, and this sort of thing:
And not forgetting this technically perfect-looking Fosbury Flop from Bora in the high jump. A gold medal for that lady, please.
1. It"s the rush period, just like how all of the big blockbuster movies are released during the summer. It"s also the same reason why similar stores are built near each other, like a downtown area just filled with restaurants, or another area with only clothing stores. If a lot of girl groups are performing around the same time, there could be more attention and interest towards the idol scene collectively, as opposed to if they individually had comebacks at separate times.
2. Summer means hot weather and shorter clothing. Girl groups can naturally show off their sexy side with slightly more revealing clothing, like short shorts and skirts. Whereas in comparison, girl groups might look more out of place wearing such clothing when it"s freezing in winter.
OSEN also added that while the performance and choreography are more important for boy groups, the concept and outfits of girl groups can have more of an effect on their popularity.
Star Empire had briefly stated last month that Nine Muses were planning on a comeback this summer without any member changes, and it looks like the comeback plans are now in full force! Their last round of promotions was back in January with their mini-album "Drama", and we"re happy to see them back so soon!
The girls were nominees for first place on a music show for the first time during their "Drama" promotions, and we"re curious to see if they will be able to win first place on a music show this time around!
With the addition of new member Yeri, Red Velvet is officially promoting as a 5 member group with catchy title track Ice Cream Cake while Cube"s new group CLC (Crystal Clear) performed their first live stage on music show. Both groups have their own uniqueness and fans started to discuss each group"s performance on M! Countdown, here comes some netizens" comments:
For rookies singing live with choreo that intense-they did really good. Of course there"s still some work to be done, but they killed it! Yeri may not be there in vocals, but in dance she definitely knows what"s up.
새해 복 많이 받으라고 복 주머니 슬쩍..놓고 갈테니 복 받아 가세요!!새해에도 좋은 노래 들려 드리려고 오늘도 녹음하고 있습니다아~~~~~~~~ pic.twitter.com/Fh7GllOm5q
Block B Block B, too, has seen an increase in popularity starting from last year. However, I don"t think they"ve reached the popularity level where they should be. I was surprised to learn that they actually debuted in 2011. They garnered a lot of interest from fans prior to their debut despite having many of their early videos banned by the Commission of Youth Protection. I personally think that "Very Good" was a turn around track for this group, and I"m really excited to see that this group is finally starting to take off. Their new single, "HER" haswon them multiple live-music show number ones. Although they"ve been much underrated for much of their career thus far, I"m confident that this is now their time.
MBLAQ MBLAQ had a lot of attention in the beginning because of their connection to legendary artist, Rain. They had a strong debut in 2009, and their hit, "Y," released in 2010, garnered a lot of popularity for this new group. This group has made a strong appearances on variety shows and dramas showcasing their singing and acting chops. Although this group has accomplished a lot, to me, they are still underrated, especially when compared to their "rival" group, B2ST (as both groups debuted around the same time). It"s no shock that these guys are extremely talented, and they are always hovering near the top of the music charts. I just hope it won"t be too long before these hits become all-kills.
2NE1's 'Come Back Home' landed on the 2nd spot after being on top last week. It's on the chart countdown for seven weeks already. On the other hand, Girl's Generation's 'Mr.Mr' managed to be on 4th spot, after landing its peak at number one and being part of the chart for six weeks.
MYX is a Filipino cable television network that features both local (called as OPM songs) and international songs and music videos. It started in 2000.