Hello and welcome to this weeks Modern Seoul KPOP Song of the Week, our first for July 2016.
There have been a few interesting new KPOP releases over the past few weeks, however we’ve chosen the new release from girls’ generation star group Taeyeon. The song is titled “Why” and it was released on YouTube on Wednesday June 27th, in that short time it’s been viewed around 6million times on the SMTOWN YouTube Channel. Here are our reasons for choosing “Why” for our KPOP song of the week:

  • Firstly the song mixes together excellent vocals and a summer vibe / dance tempo.
  • Secondly the video has a high production value and focuses solely on Taeyeon, which is great.
  • Finally Taeyeon is a key member of Girls’ Generation the biggest KPOP group (maybe ever) and so any new release will be popular.
  • On the negative side; it seems a little more organic and maybe edging towards the western markets. So it might struggle long term.Taeyeon Why 2016 kpop (10)

More Pictures from Why and Links for Taeyeon

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Taeyeon Homepage: taeyeon.smtown.com
Facebook Girls’ Generation: facebook.com/girlsgeneration
Facebook SMTOWN: facebook.com/smtown
Girls’ Generation Official YouTube Channel: youtube.com/girlsgeneration

 

Other versions

This is a LIVE version of “Why” by Taeyeon:

Here is a Reaction Video for “Why” by Taeyeon, on the K!Junkies YouTube Channel:

Here is a English, Hangul and Romanized Subtitled Version of “Why” by Taeyeon:

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 “I Like That” by Sistar please click the link.

Have a great Sunday!

Sujeong
Modern Seoul
sujeong@modernseoul.org
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