Girls’ Generation celebrated their fifteenth anniversary with their title monitor “FOREVER 1” in addition to a number of interviews, selection present appearances, and extra. They opened up about many subjects surrounding their profession as a bunch following their five-year hiatus.
In one in every of their Soshi TamTam episodes and in an interview with Rolling Stone, they named the present K-Pop norms that stunned them most.
Check them out beneath.
1. 4K Cameras
The first episode of Soshi TamTam made the division between the music-oriented and acting-oriented members clear. Belonging within the latter group was Sooyoung, somebody who expressed confusion upon studying a fan remark about “4K cameras.”
What is a 4K digicam?
These are top quality cameras in contrast to something that music reveals previously used. They usually seize the K-Pop artist’s complete efficiency straight.
2. Individual Focus Cams
On that be aware, the idea of filming a K-Pop idol with a 4K or 8K digicam that follows them wherever they’re on stage was unusual to Sooyoung.
She listened intently to Taeyeon and Hyoyeon, the members who launched music most frequently as soloists, and realized that it’s an extra motive why followers love watching them on-line.
Taeyeon: Now broadcast stations shoot it straight.
Hyoyeon: Our music present is necessary however followers love these direct pictures much more.
3. Broadcast Photos
In their Rolling Stone interview, Yuri additional famous that followers are much more devoted than earlier than. Though it occurred half a decade in the past as nicely, it has now turn into a norm to camp out in entrance of broadcast studios—rain or shine—simply to catch a glimpse of K-Pop teams.
It amazed Yuri that there are such a lot of individuals ready for them on a weekday morning. KBS‘s Music Bank, for instance, always draws a large crowd despite being filmed on a Friday.
I’m stunned that taking photos and movies on the best way to broadcasting reveals has turn into a factor. Isn’t everybody simply busy making an attempt to get to work or faculty?
4. Audience-less Performances
Last however definitely not the least, the COVID-19 pandemic has made sure issues in K-Pop not possible to maintain doing. Sooyoung was most shocked to listen to that teams who debuted in 2020 and past are solely now beginning to work together with reside audiences.
I feel the scenario might need gotten higher now, however I used to be stunned to listen to that groups that debuted in the course of the pandemic didn’t have an opportunity to carry out with an viewers.
Fellow SM Entertainment lady group, aespa, as an example, has been open in regards to the staleness of performing in entrance of cameras each time they stood on stage. It made all of the difference to see and listen to their followers having fun with their music in particular person and in actual time.
Giselle: Debuting within the pandemic was clearly quite a bit completely different than what we imagined a standard debut can be. When we’d stand on stage, there can be no viewers, it might simply be cameras and that went on for nearly an entire yr and a half.
Karina: I imply, after all we have been completely satisfied to lastly make our debut, however as a result of we debuted in the midst of the pandemic, we couldn’t meet our followers in particular person as we had at all times hoped. Sadly, we have been going through and performing in entrance of cameras.
Sooyoung had an an identical sentiment. As a senior who actively carried out reside since 2007, the thought of being separated from an viewers was a tragic one.
It was heartbreaking to listen to as a result of it’s really the followers that you just get a lot power from when performing.
Girls’ Generation launched “FOREVER 1” on August 5. Check out the complete music video for it beneath.