From Our Readers: 5 Reasons Why We Love K-pop
Some people ask me these questions: Why do you love K-pop when you don't even understand what they're singing? Why do you love them? Why are most of you into K-pop? Why is it so influential? Is it only about the looks?
K-pop or Korean Pop is a musical genre consisting of a wide variety of audio elements that originated from South Korea. It has already grown popular among teenagers and young adults in Asia because of social media. Many people nowadays enjoy KPop even though they don't understand the whole music. They are not only into the music but also in the choreography.
The best example here is Psy's "Gangnam Style" which was released in July 2012. "Gangnam Style" gained billion of views on YouTube and achieved international recognition. As a result, it has massively influenced worldwide popular culture in many aspects. Wondering why many people love KPop? Here are five reasons why many teenagers and young adults do.
The addictive melody
K-pop has extraordinary and unique melodies. Their music is appealing to listen to and they instantly stick in your brain to the point that when you hear them, you'll really try hard to sing the lyrics even if you don't know the exact lines.
Choreography is where K-pop artists are completely dominating. They perform routines that are so complicated and challenging. Their choreo is so insane that it needs hard work, practice, and skill, yet K-pop artists are known for performing them even live, proving that they are truly skilled and professional artists.
How they do it? Unlike Western artists who often become famous in a short period of time, K-pop artists are trained and mentored by their managers or agents for years before recording their first song. They spent intensive training to make them performers by the time they make their debut.
KPop idols brings a new level of concept in fashion. Their outfits and styles are quirky yet fashionable. Sometimes their stylists try to bring the unique aspect over the top, which can lead to strange and bizarre outfits that may be seen in a strange way if you wore it in public. But K-pop stars are not ashamed of making a splash on their outfits and have a unique way of interpreting the current trends.
The looks and personality
This is what I truly admire in K-pop stars: they are down-to-earth. They really give importance to their fans in such way that you'll fall for them over and over again. Their funny, witty and charming personality will make you go crazy over them. Looks? It's too obvious. K-pop idols have alluring looks that will make you drool every time you see them in a video, in stolen shots, or in magazines. They are so kyeopta that you can't even pick one of them as your bias.
They are open to new culture
Due to the influence of K-pop, many teenagers, especially a KPop fan or a KSeries fan, want to go to South Korea. K-pop is one way for Korean idols to appreciate and promote their culture. We, as fans, open our perspective to a know and learn a different culture.
For me, the real reason why I love K-pop, aside from the list above, is that it makes me feel good. I want to thank my biases for saving me in my everyday depression through their music. I want to be alive and I want to enjoy every moment of my life as I take them with me in my journey. No matter what happens, I will always be a KPop fan and I will support them until my last breath. Aja, aja, fighting!
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