When you sign up to be a Kpop fan, you’re buying tickets to a show. I don’t mean a literal concert, though that happens too, I mean that Kpop is so much larger than what we here in the US define as pop music. Yeah, sure, the music is music and it’s pop, but Kpop is a much larger production. The groups have to put out enormous amounts of content in order to stay relevant in the vast landscape of ever-changing trends and increasing competition. On the positive side, that means we get tons and tons of stuff to absorb from our favorite groups and members, on the negative, they are always working and there’s so much content us multifandom folks are nearly drowning on a daily basis.
I’m not complaining, death by gorgeous singer, dancers, rappers, and musicians isn’t a terrible way to go.
This week I was blessed by a link in my messenger app that took me to a short yet absolutely in my lane choreography video by the group ONEUS, one of the groups I was anticipating so hard for so long and actually wrote about earlier this year. They have started a new project, earning my full support, called ONEUS Theatre in which they are creating choreography inspired by the soundtrack or summary of a movie. And clearly, it’s fancy because its Theatre instead of Theater. This first one, this golden 2’14” is based on one of my fav movies The Kingsmen. Gah, spies in fitted suits drinking tea and dancing with long umbrellas. I was made for this. This was made for me. I don’t even know anymore.
The gents are so austere in the video, so serious and collected, but once the lyrics kick in, Seo Ho can’t help but lip sync along. That is one of my all-time favorite things – when the dancer can’t stop him or herself from singing along. I mean They’re feeling the music so much, they are so focused they don’t even know they’re doing it. And seriously, I could watch Keon Hee move those long arms and legs around dramatically all day long and never get bored. It’s one of life’s pure delights.