UK online mag The Guardian has been catching the k-pop bug lately. Two very complementary articles on the site were posted in the past couple of days about South Korean pop music and why it’s just so darn successful. Did you guys know all k-pop sounds a bit like the Black-Eyed Peas?
K-Pop is a genre that sounds a bit like the Black Eyed Peas – only in Korean. A few English words are added to create meaningless song titles: Chocolate Love or Hurricane Venus, for example. Sometimes they even make up their own words, like Mirotic. Chances are you’ve never heard of BoA, Girls’ Generation and TVXQ, yet they’ve outsold many major-label acts in the UK and US.
With all the hype articles popping up about, I wonder if we’ll be getting some kind of pay-off soon.