For this weeks Modern Seoul KPOP Song of the Week we’ve chosen “Coup D’etat” by G-Dragon. It was released a week ago on Sunday September 1st and in this past week has amassed over 3,000,000 views so far on YouTube. Here are our reasons for choosing “Coup D’etat” for our KPOP song of the week:

  • Firstly the song cool and flows wonderfully from start to finish.
  • Secondly the video is interesting, symbolic, scary, funny, sexy and more. It’s hard to describe.
  • Finally G-Dragon has maybe the prince of KPOP and therefore you know he’ll only release a quality song.
  • On the negative side; the slight blackface part of the video maybe symbolic but it was maybe not a great idea.

G-Dragon Coup D'Etat - G-Dragon

More Information on G-Dragon

G-Dragon Coup D'Etat - Apple Tree

G-Dragon was born in Seoul, South Korea on August 18th 1988. His birth name is Kwon Ji Yong and he started his career when he was just 5 years old. He is maybe most famous as part of KPOP Megaband Big Bang. However he has had very good success as a solo artist releasing his first single “Heartbreaker” 4 years ago.

Key G-Dragon Links: – Official Website (Management) – Facebook Page – Twitter Page

G-Dragon Coup D'Etat - Banner

Strange Moments

G-Dragon Coup D'Etat - G-Dragon Black


G-Dragon Coup D'Etat - Girls behind Trees

Blindfolded Stalker?

Other versions:

English, Korean and Romanized Version of Coup D’etat:

LIVE version:

Coming Soon


We hope you’ve enjoyed this KPOP Song of the week and also that you agree with our choice. If you have any suggestions for next weekend, please let us know.

For last weeks KPOP Song of the Week “Rain” by Lim Kim Please Click Here.

I hope you have a great Sunday

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