Hello and welcome to this weeks Modern Seoul KPOP Song of the Week, our first for February. Although there were a number of interesting new releases recently, we’ve chosen the debut release by Girl Group GFriend (여자친구). The song is titled “Glass Bead and it was released on Wednesday January 14th. In that time it has been viewed nearly 900,000 times on the KT Music YouTube Channel. Here are our reasons for choosing “Glass Bead” for our KPOP song of the week:

  • Firstly the song is more classic bubblegum KPOP which is popular so far in 2015 and GFriend really do the song justice.
  • Secondly the video is cute with the schoolgirl theme, containers a nice little story and highlights the song & group well.
  • Finally GFriend are a new group but many are seeing them as potential stars of the future.
  • On the negative side; have we heard this sound before? Is it very original?

GFriend Glass Bead Banner

More Pictures from “Glass Bead” and Links for GFriend

GFriend Glass Bead Outside School GFriend Glass Bead Smile GFriend Glass Bead Big Smile GFriend Glass Bead Chopsticks GFriend Glass Bead Classroom GFriend Glass Bead Punishment

GFriend Links:

* GFriend Official Twitter
* GFriend Official Facebook

Other versions

This is a LIVE performance of “Glass Bead” by GFriend:

Here is a English and Hangul (Korean) Subtitled Version of “Glass Bead” by GFriend:

Finally

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 “Drama” by 9Muses please click the link.

See you next Sunday and have a great week.

Sujeong
Modern Seoul
sujeong@modernseoul.org
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