Jessica forced out of Girls’ Generation

Didn’t see this coming. Korean pop group Girls’ Generation, one of the biggest K-pop acts, has kicked a member, Jessica, out of the group. There’s no sign that this would happen; the timing couldn’t be weirder as all the members have just renewed their contracts a few weeks ago. The fans must be shocked.

Jessica posted a message on her Weibo early this morning (September 30, 5am KST), quote…

I was excited about our upcoming fan events only to shockingly be informed by my company and 8 others that as of today, I’m no longer a member. I’m devastated – my priority and love is to serve as a member of GG, but for no justifiable reason, I am being forced out.

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Beast – Good Luck music video

Korean music video for Good Luck by pop group Beast, title track of their sixth mini album which was released in June 2014. Haven’t paid much attention to K-pop lately, this song caught my attention though, love the beat; and I like the fact that most songs are co-written by one of its members.

It’s good to see a K-pop group that actually makes music. Don’t get me wrong, appearance is a huge part of K-pop culture, often more important than talent, and I’m hooked with that too. Just that it’s refreshing to see some real “artists” in the industry, which is unfortunately too rare/unappreciated in K-pop.

Orange Caramel – My Copycat music video

Korean music video for My Copycat, the fourth single by pop group Orange Caramel. A fun song, and props (to Digipedi Studio) for doing something something different in a MV – besides the wacky concept, they also integrated a few mini games in the video (prizes will be given to a number of winners).

Orange Caramel My Copycat Korean single