As I’m trying to expand the content on this blog, I thought I’d write about the things that I love more and so, as this is one of them – I thought why not share it with you guys, I feel like it needs more recognition (yes, even more) and so…
Yes, you heard right.
Let’s talk about k-pop.
Now, I know what some of you are probably already thinking (cause I used to think it too) and that is Chloe, I’m not interested. You hear the word k-pop and your brain immediately switches off and you’re like NOPE what is this crazy Korean trend that I don’t understand and can’t relate to on any level.
Well, let me tell you.
K-Pop is short for Korean Popular music. It’s based around audio visual elements and nowadays takes inspiration from general pop music.
So basically, it’s like all the other pop you’ve ever heard, just 10x better.
Now, I’m a newbie to this and so I can’t give you the full lowdown, but I’ve been dying to talk about it because you know when you discover a band / artist / thing that makes you so happy you don’t know how you’ve managed to cope in life without it thus far and wonder if you’ve just somehow managed to live under a rock since the day you exited the womb.
…That’s me right now, which therefore results in me writing this post.
I spoke about K-Pop for the first time recently in this post where I basically just got carried away and had a bit of a meltdown, but we’ll pretend to ignore that for now.
The band I spoke about was BTS which stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan (Korean expression) which means Bulletproof Boy Scouts but they’re also known as the Bangtan Boys and after their rebrand, Beyond The Scene (but no one calls them that so we’re gonna stick with BTS for now).
They’re one of more popular K-Pop bands out there (probably the most popular depending on who you ask) so before you roll your eyes at me for jumping on this cliché bandwagon bear with me ok I’ve fallen into this deep pit of despair and can’t get out.
BTS is made up of 7 members and again before you freak out don’t worry I’ve got you covered. A thing I’ve noticed about K-Pop groups is that they’re all the size of a small army which can in my opinion scare people off a little because there’s so many names and you can’t remember who’s who and you don’t know who to look at and y’know, the list goes on. It’s too much for the brain to handle basically, or maybe I’m just stupid and it shouldn’t have taken me so long to adjust but again we’ll ignore that okay.
So BTS – the only K-Pop band I’ve even looked at so far (like I said, fallen into a deep dark pit of despair and can’t get out). So here’s the hoedown lowdown on who they are, how to tell them apart and anything else I think you need to know about them (in reality I’m just gonna fire a load of my bias opinions at you and hope you agree because I need people to yell about them with and don’t fancy joining a Twitter fandom anytime soon – been there done that).
So now I present to you…
Chlo’s BTS Guide for Dummies
Kim Taehyung (V) / Tae
Most beautiful person you’ll ever see
Deepest voice in existence
Can be seen staring into the distance like he’s having war flashbacks 99% of the time
Can’t pronounce English words properly (usually ends up swearing)
Very smiley & incredibly random when not having war flashbacks
Voted most handsome face in the world 2017 (I’ve no idea why)
Looks offensively attractive in this music video which you shouldn’t click on if you want to live a stress free life (orange hair)
Jeon Jeongguk (Jungkook)
Vocal / Maknae
Youngest in the group
Voice of an angel
Known as a bias wrecker because one minute you’ll be happily living your life and the next he shows up in an outfit and you don’t know what to do with yourself
Looks like a child one minute and a man the next
Generally just a life ruiner
Biggest smile you’ve ever seen
Impersonates & harasses other band members
Used to rap but we don’t get that privilege anymore
Good at everything
Example of said bias wrecking outfit displayed in this video which you shouldn’t click
Park Jimin (Jimin)
Vocal / Dancer
Cutest person you have and ever will see
Known as mochi which is actually a Japanese rice cake but now people say it describe someone who is cute / soft
An actual mochi
10/10 would protect from evil at all costs
Sweetest person in the world
Could most likely create world peace
Abnormally small hands
Very small in general
An actual fairy
9/10 times will sing the high note
Falls over all the time
Generally just tends to throw himself around everywhere which usually leads to said falling over
The most precious angel on the planet
Caused world war 3 at the AMAs when he showed up in this jacket and every female on the planet wanted to know his name
Kim Seokjin (Jin)
Vocal / Visual
Oldest in the group
An actual dad
Makes bad dad jokes because of the fact
Really silly & laidback
Avid fan of himself (let’s not talk about worldwide handsome)
Needs more lines (Bighit !!)
Has a show called Eat Jin which is basically just him eating large amounts of food in front of a camera (me)
Worst at forgetting choreography
Likes to yell a lot
Funniest laugh you’ve ever heard (sounds like a window wiper)
Evidence of hilarious laugh here
Jung Hoseok (J-Hope) / Hobi
Rapper / Dancer
The most incredible dancer
“J-Hope” because he wants to spread love & light to everyone (angel)
Extremely colourful and dazzling
Ray of sunshine
Really loud & animated
Prettiest smile ever
An actual angel ray of light piece of sunshine
Extremely scared of everything
Evidence of incredible dance skills can be seen here
Min Yoongi (Suga) / Yoongi
Other band members lowkey scared of him
But is actually really soft
Nicknamed Lil Meow Meow due to being soft
Quiet & more reserved compared to other members
Always makes blunt & savage comments (me)
Super funny & sarcastic
Composes & writes most of the songs
Extremely talented at songwriting and producing
Evidence of other members being lowkey terrified here
Kim Namjoon (RM) / Joon
Leader of the group
Basically the dad
Speaks fluent English
Extremely intelligent (IQ is 148)
Literally the next Albert Einstein
Used to be called RapMonster (but we won’t talk about that)
Breaks everything he touches
Literally the clumsiest person on the planet
Usually done with BTS (not what he signed up for)
High key also done with American interviewers & their bad questions
Probably wishes he couldn’t speak English half of the time
Evidence of being done with American interviews here
Bias – Your favourite member
Maknae – Youngest member of the group (Jungkook)
Mochi – Japanese rice cake (aka Jimin)
Visual – Basically the face of the group (someone very good looking)
4D – Used to describe someone who has a weird / unique personality (Tae)
Music Videos to Watch
And all the rest please and thank you
And there we have it! I’ll stop talking now because I could literally go on forever (as we all know) but I hope you enjoyed this, I thought it would be nice to do something different.
I may do more of these in the future since I love making them, so let me know what you think!
All my love,