Sunday, September 18, 2011

Stellar > Your K-Pop Faves

I don't get to feature as much K-Pop as I'd like on this blog but then I've always gone for quality over quantity. Cough. While less discerning blogs like The Prophet and Pop Reviews Now write about has-beens like KARA and 2NE1, I keep it classy by ruminating on the brilliance of underground icons like LPG and INY. You know, fearless pioneers whose artistry and elegance will stand the test of time. It's been a bleak couple of months in the K-Pop world but an act has finally come along that not only meets but exceeds my lofty standards. Stellar is - quite simply - your new favourite girlband. These four angels have the smouldering talent of Destiny's Child and the hood credentials of Electrik Red. Throw in the exquisite pronunciation of the iconic Ping Pong lady from Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert and you are left with the future of popular music.

Stellar is comprised of Ga-young, Jeon-yul, Lee Seul and JoA. They must have impressive connections because they somehow managed to nab Eric Mun of Shinhwa to produce their stunning debut "Rocket Girl". It doesn't matter that they can't actually pronounce the title ( it sounds like locket gur) and have the vocal prowess of an unautotuned Scarlett Belle, this is an addictive triumph that blends Eurohouse elements with dub-step to create something utterly ridiculous amazing. I particularly love the chorus and riveting rap. These girls are way too edgy for Korea! Proof in point is the fact that the video (below) was banned for sexual overtones and violence. Come again? My angels simply stun bad guys with water pistols they picked up from Toys R Us between killer dance moves. I smell a conspiracy that goes all the way to the top! Stellar clearly has the competition stressed, pressed and totally obsessed.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bet 2NE1 bribed that ministry-something because they already saw Stellar as a huge threat for their career.

Rocket Girl is everything 2NE1 wished to call it their own.

-HyunA Knowles-

Anonymous said...

this site needs more k-pop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKS12iGFyEA

Tiffany Taeyeon said...

I love Stellar's smooth vocal delivery.

Watch out Mariah!

Anonymous said...

i thought this group was put together by eric himself? and lol..the prophet? that guy's a douche...and a wannabe douche at that. his kpop articles reek of fake, fake and fake.

i did enjoy their mv but my enjoyment lasted only till the end of the video. the song wasn't that memorable imo.

and that ministry head must be somewhat attention deficient.. given the ministry's reaction towards this video

Anonymous said...

Like Kpop? Check out Son Dam Bi. Her song "Saturday Night" is like Futuristic 80's Freestyle. Her latest hits "Queen" and "Amoled" could be Kylie hits. Her videos are beyond state of the art. Her choreography is deceptively simple with vogueing and posing, but totally amazing. If she sang completely in English it would be OVER! Youtube her now!

Mike said...

Thanks for the recommendation and LOL at The Prophet hate! <3

Brett said...

lol @ 'locket gur'!

Jamie B said...

LOL, it's so cheesy it's fun! Nice voices, too.

noelster said...

DEAD @ 'classy'

Mike said...

Lol what exactly are you trying to say?