How I got into KPOP?

I saw this post by kwenzqoatl and decided to make one of my own. ^^

Because yes, I have fallen into the doom that is KPOP aka Korean pop music.

Help.

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I had heard of jpop (japanese pop) before but wasn’t familiar with it. I didn’t know that kpop even existed.

Until last year. When my friend got into kpop. I was a happy bystander for a while. Good-naturedly laughing at them for fangirling something so hard. Without realising I’m the biggest fangirl and would follow their tracks very soon. Good times.

At first I thought that kpop was kind of teenagey? (Not as a bad thing though obviously.) Which I get because of the girl and boy groups and synchronized dancing. They were popular when I was young.

During the summer 2016 I watched my friend hyping kpop and by October I was listening to it too. Classic. (So I’ve been a fan for less than a year so I’m fairly new into this but boy have I fallen hard.)

So here are some songs and music videos that got me into the world of kpop.

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Little bit obsessed – The Arena by Lindsey Stirling

I randomly subscribed to Lindsey Stirling’s YouTube channel after stumbling upon her Lord of the Rings medley. She is, according to our dear friend Wikipedia: “a violinist, dancer, performance artist, singer and composer.” She also has gorgeous hair.

I first watched The Arena at the end of June when it came out. I liked it, liked the video, then pretty much forgot about it.

Until a month later when I suddenly started thinking about it? It was quite random and weird. I was about to meet with a friend and I thought that she would really like the video.

So I went on YouTube to find it and BAM! It just hit me. Now I’m just listening to it on repeat. (Thank heavens it’s on Spotify!) Today it was my jam at the gym.

Just wanted to share this little obsession of mine. If you listen or watch it tell me what’d you think!

Feast your eyes and ears:

Music Matters – Great Divide by Hanson

One of my favourite songs. Really powerful. I love finding it again. And again.

So excited to share it with you guys! Hanson did the song to help fight the HIV epidemic in Africa.

My friend was talking about how MMMBop was stuck in her head and so I got all hyped up and kind of dived into the Hanson part of YouTube.

GREAT DIVIDE by HANSON

The second video is my favourite.
The earth is shaking under siege
And every breath will meet it’s fate
Still we hunger for a moment of freedom
Even though the hour is late

I find hope and it gives me rest
I find hope in a beating chest
I find hope in what eyes don’t see
I find hope in your hate for me
Have no fear when the waters rise
We can conquer this great divide

When every eye is on the fortune
It can only breed contempt
They say blood is thicker than oceans
Still we box our brothers in

I find hope and it gives me rest
I find hope in a beating chest
I find hope in what eyes don’t see
I find hope in your hate for me
Have no fear when the waters rise
We can conquer this great divide

(Lyrics from AZlyrics)