As is the norm, K-pop news never goes to sleep. Like never. As far as the music industry is concerned, K-pop is like Vegas. There is no night or day. 24/7 it just keeps on going. Whether you like it or not! There’s been so much going on since my less-than-dedicated time on my blog. I’ll just add some of the ones I spotted as of lately which has peaked my interest.
First off, Day6 has a new MV – Shoot Me:
I’ve been slowly getting into Day 6 and it’s been a really amazing eye-opener. I appreciate how different they are than the typical k-pop group. It’s a nice change of scenery to see a rock band from the industry playing their own instruments when they perform. And their music is pretty good! The other day I had their Japanese single, Stop the Rain, quite a bit on rotation.
Are there people out there who’s got their TV tuned to the FIFA World Cup right now? I can assure you it’s pretty much constantly on during our waking and at-home hours these days. My husband is a HUGE football/soccer fan. And while I’m not a huge sports fan, I do get excited for the World Cup. It’s probably one of my favorite spectator sport to watch live next to baseball.
What does this have to do with k-pop? Well, the BTS x Coke commercial of course!
I commented to my family how it’s funny you can tell how dated the recording is by the color and style of their hair. This was filmed 3 hair colors ago! After this, they went completely black, then black with highlights for some (FAKE LOVE era) and now well… they all are sporting their own colors with just J-Hope being completely black. I thought Suga was also black but it’s more like a dark brown. And of course, the infamous cherry red/reddish-pink of Jungkook!
Onto Blackpink’s DDU-DU DDU DU which are killing it on the charts and award shows! I’m very happy for them. They even broke TWICE’s YouTube views for 50 million views within 3 days – A record for a k-pop girl group!
Next, as for more personal k-pop discoveries, my daughter and I attended another k-pop dance class this weekend. We’re enjoying how it’s introducing us to new tunes outside of our normal groups we listen to. The instructor was great! He was very engaging and able to break down the choreography. He also had a very keen eye to know when it was time to speed up the track or when to repeat an area he saw us having trouble with. We had so much fun and this past weekend, we did it to Sunmi’s Heroine:
As usual we only learn the main chorus part which starts, in this dance practice, at 1:02 and ending at 1:32. Not a particularly hard dance to learn as this was a beginner’s class but let me tell you… that deep squat and bounce part? Our quads are still feeling it after 48 hrs!
Lastly but not least, RUN BTS episodes resumed as of today! I’ve been missing it pretty badly, too. I thought they would take a break completely until fall but I guess I’m wrong. I’m going to assume, then, it’s because they won’t be doing another Bon Voyage this summer as they’re gearing up for the world tour. So, this is what they are giving us in return. I haven’t watched it yet but will tonight before bed.
And as far as RUN BTS and my blog is concerned, this post I did months ago stills to be a popular click for my readers: Not-So Daily Kpop Challenge – Part XII