Ok-pop has been blowing up everywhere in the world. Bands like Stray Kids and BTS have ridden a cultural second referred to as the Korean wave into worldwide prominence. Fans throughout the globe benefit from the style’s slick beats and the personalities of its stars.
Interestingly, many followers of Ok-pop don’t truly communicate Korean. Two members of Stray Kids — Bang Chan and Han — have discussed how they really feel about this. They each had some perception into Ok-pop and different music.
Bang Chan and Han on Ok-pop followers who don’t communicate Korean
Tamar Herman of Billboard requested Bang Chan what he considered his followers who don’t communicate Korean. Chan discovered it humorous how Ok-pop followers may take pleasure in his band’s music with out understanding its lyrics. At the identical time, he may relate. Chan mentioned he listens to Indian and Spanish music with out understanding the lyrics. He mentioned he enjoys Indian and Spanish music due to its sound and the vocal performances.
He elaborated “That kind of makes me want to find out what the lyrics actually mean, and what the singer really wants to say through the song. I do understand that there may be [fans] that may just listen to our songs but not understand the lyrics, and I completely understand how that feels as well. So just want to put that out there. [Laughs]”
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Han made some feedback on the matter which echoed Chan’s. ”People might not perceive the message fully however, whereas there’s energy clearly in lyrics there’s additionally energy within the melody and simply the music usually as properly. We do take into consideration that as we carry out and sing these songs as a result of there are other ways you’ll be able to achieve energy by means of music, the lyrics are only one component.”
Stray Kids’ attention-grabbing relationship to the Korean language
Billboard stories the band has launched some music in English. It solely is smart that they’d dos so, as they’ve a big English-speaking viewers. Earlier this 12 months, the band launched English variations of their songs “Double Knot” and “Levanter” from their album Clé : LEVANTER. Some English-speaking followers of Stray Kids appreciated the gesture whereas others favor to hearken to the unique variations of the songs.
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Interestingly, one can draw parallels between the experiences of followers who’re uncovered to Korean tradition by means of Ok-pop and the life expertise of Stray Kids member Felix. According to Seven News, Korean was not his first language. He was from Sydney, Australia and he didn’t transfer to Korea till he was 17-years-old. He mentioned it was an journey for him to study the Korean language and different elements of Korean tradition. For many Ok-pop followers, studying about Korean tradition is an journey as properly.
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