No one can deny the wide spread impact of Kpop around the world, but with so many artists debuting by the second, is there room for more and how can they set themselves apart? There are many new (rookie) girl groups trying to take a bite out of the success cake, but in my opinion some of these groups lack originality and straight up talent. Well in the ever-growing industry, some argue that it takes more than just talent to make it. In fact, I’ve found that “idols” don’t have to be amazing singers and dancers. If you’re in a group, being charismatic and pretty can take you just as far in the industry as well. Talented or not.
The inspiration behind this post comes from my recent discovery of the “Brave Girls“. A new girl group founded by Brave Brothers, popular Kpop producer. Brave Girls have released their debut single and music video “Do You Know” and my first impression was “WTH!” Their vocals are good. They have some talent there, and the song sounds like a laid-back contemporary r&b track. However, the dancing ruined it for me and I was not blown away by the group at all. The music video looks like an audition for a strip club, and it was kinda awkward. There’s just nothing fresh about these girls and I doubt I’ll remember them after today. I don’t really want to show you guys this but I have to present my evidence. So check out the video below:
For the past few years, an excessive amount of groups have debuted but I can’t even begin to list their names. They just didn’t have anything that stood out and Kpop fans forgot their music as soon as it came out. I also realized that there hasn’t been any catchy dance move circulating around YouTube for a while now. Shows just how much is really missing out in this phenomena. Like many fans though, I’ll continue to wait for the next solo artist or group to revive my interest. Til then, I’ll continue supporting the likes of Taeyang, After School, MBLAQ and J Lim.
This is my opinion. Leave your comments below. Do you think Kpop is getting crowded?