For our latest KPOP Song of the Week we’ve chosen “Gone Not Around Any Longer” (있다 없으니까) by Sistar 19 (씨스타19). There are a number of reasons why we’ve gone for this song. Firstly the song is powerful and catchy without the need for over the top guitar rifts or electronic effects, secondly there is a good mix of strong vocals from Hyolyn as well harmonies and rapping from Bora. Finally the video is beautiful with perfectly choreographed dancing as well as an engaging and relevant story. On the negative side, the song is less Sistar19 and more Hyolyn feat. Bora which isn’t big surprise.

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Members of Sistar19

Hyolyn or Hyorin (효린): Hyolyn is the leader and lead vocalist in both Sistar19 as well as the main KPOP girl group Sistar. Born in 1991 and originally from Incheon, South Korea, Hyolyn has developed a strong following due to her strong and powerful vocals. In Sistar19 she provides most of the vocals. Hyolyn doesn’t have a personal twitter account at the moment however you can follow Sistar here: @sistarsistar / Hyolyn’s Bot account @Sistar_Hyolyn_b

Hyolyn Sistar19
Hyolyn Sistar19

Bora (보라 full name Yoon Bora): Bora is the second member of Sistar19 and like Hyolyn she is also a member of KPOP Band Sistar. Born in 1990 in South Korea, Bora is best known for her rapping and dancing skills, which is demonstrated within the video for “Gone Not Around Any Longer”. Again like Hyolyn Bora doesn’t have a personal Twitter account, however Bora’s Bot account is: @Sistar__Bora_b

Bora Sistar19
Bora Sistar19

Subtitled, Translated and Romanized Version

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We hope you’ve enjoyed and agree with our choice for KPOP Song of the week. So many great new songs are being released at the moment, if you have any suggestions for next weekend, please let us know.

For last weeks KPOP Song of the Week “Shower of Tears” by Bae Chi Gi feat. Allie please click the link.

Have a great week.

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