For this weeks Modern Seoul KPOP Song of the Week we’ve chosen “Wild” (와일드) by Nine Muses (나인뮤지스). It was released on Wednesday May 8th and has amassed just over 150,000 views on Youtube (plus the LOENENT channel version has reached 440,000 views). Here are our reasons for choosing “Wild” for our song of the week:
- Firstly the song is a nice mix of powerful vocals and rapping with a cool electronic feel background.
- Secondly the video…well…it’s proved to be very popular with male KPOP fans :). It’s let say, sexy. (It’s rated 19 in Korea)
- Finally this is the return of 9 Muses and it’s a great song and also shows that the group is growing and maturing.
- On the negative side; the video is maybe a little over the top and maybe has detracted and distracted from otherwise a very good song.
Also Guns + KPOP = Doesn’t Work
More Information on Nine Muses
Basic Background: Nine Muses were formed in 2010 and consist of 9 members. Although some have come and gone the overall style of the group hasn’t changed much in their 3 years. They’ve released a few songs in their 3 years however the main focus has been on live shows.
It’s also worth noting most of the member are also models (like with most female KPOP bands)
The Key Links:
Live Version of Wild on Mnet Countdown:
This version has Korean, English, German and Spanish Subtitles (use the captions):
We hope you’ve enjoyed and agree with our choice for KPOP Song of the week. If you have any suggestions for next weekend, please let us know.
For last weeks KPOP Song of the Week “Bom Bom Bom” by Roy Kim please click the link.
Have a fun Sunday (the final day of this long weekend here in South Korea).Sujeong Modern Seoul firstname.lastname@example.org